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Danube Tower
© E. Gaube
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.
Images: Danube Tower © Fred Urbscheit 2007
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.
Images: Donauturm ©
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.
Danube Tower: © E. Gaube 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

2 express elevators each for 15 people
Speed: 6,2 m/sec.
Duration of a ride: up to 165 m 35 seconds
Winding power: 1 hour - 1.600 people
Architect/Static: Hannes Lintl / Robert Krapfenbauer
Construction time: 20 months

April 16th, 1964 at the International Viennese Gardening Show
Construction material: 3.750 m3 concrete, 514 t concrete steel
Stairs: 776
Pedestals: 58

Each restaurant turns with adjustable speed
(26/39/52 min for one complete round)
Engine / Rolls: 2 each with 96 rolls

until 12/2001 15,6 million visitors
Now every year approx. 450.000 visitors
Turnable restaurants at the tower:

Tower restaurant PANORAMA (160m) and Donauwalzer (170m)
Table reservations by telephone: +43 (1) 263 35 72

Restaurant Isola with beer garden located at
ground level next to the tower
Table reservations by telephone: +43 (1) 263 35 74 / 20
Donauturm Panorama ©
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.

The Restaurant is open daily from
11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (midnight)
Donauturm Panorama ©
General information
A 1220 Vienna, Donauturmstrasse 4
+43-(0)1- 263 35 72
Table reservations for the restaurant
+43-(0)1- 263 35 72
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