Until the 5th of March (skate for free from 7 p.m. that day ;)) you can then be part of this popular winter event in Vienna.
The surrounding area is magical, and many stalls offer sustainable food and drinks while your cold feet might like the new chalets they set up. Beginners get a special area to practice for free, on weekends all day long and Monday to Friday from 10:00 – 16:00. On weekdays, after 17:00, this ice field will transform into a space for fans of Eisstockschießen (similar to curling).
More than 350 spotlights and music make sure you get the real open-air disco feeling on 9000m² of ice. Live DJs are catering to your music needs later in the day. But service doesn’t end here, 1800 pairs of preheated skates in sizes 23-52 wait for your feet as well as free helmets for kids.
Ice skating in front of Vienna’s city hall is a unique experience on 9,500 m2 of icescape. Most of the people I know love it, while I like going there to take pictures of people in (up or downward) motion. The Burgtheater webcam from across the street provides a view of the area.
Tip: There’s a -10% discount for those who buy their tickets online. If half an hour of skating is enough for you, go at 21:30 because then it’s free. 😉