Danube Tower - Vienna Donauturm

The Vienna Donauturm (English: Danube Tower) was created in 1964 by architect Hannes Lintl in the course of the Viennese International Horticultural Show (WIG 64). Since then it has become a part of the Viennese skyline and has become a popular lookout point and a tourist attraction. It is situated in the middle of the Donaupark, which was built to host the horticultural fair in Vienna's 22nd District, Donaustadt, near the northern bank of the Danube.

With a height of 252 meters, it is one of the tallest buildings in Vienna. 776 steps lead to its viewing platform, which is at a height of 150 meters. It can be reached by means of two elevators, which take visitors upwards in only 35 seconds. The platform also bears a bungee site, used at times during summer.

Two revolving restaurants (at a height of 160 and 170 meters) offer a varied view over the Austrian capital. It takes the platform either 26, 39 or 52 minutes per revolution.

The Danube Tower also carries antennas of cellular phone networks, private VHF radio stations and several other radio communication services. Despite its similarity to TV towers elsewhere, however, it is not used for TV broadcasting – the major TV transmitter for the Vienna area is situated on Kahlenberg.

Technical Facts

Tower overall height: 252 m
Main Level / Height: 165 m
Observation Deck / Height: 155 m und 150 m
Weight / Tower: 17.600 Tonnen
Diameter Tower: at ground level 12 m;
going down to 6 m in a height of 160 m
Foundation: Depth 8 m diameter 31 m


At the Donauturm everything is centered around the delicate Viennese cooking. The restaurant rotates with original Viennese tidbits such as Viennese Grilled Chicken, Boiled Rump or our variety of specialty Roast Beefs.