Traditional Austrian Cuisine at the Danube Tower : the kids inside-looking out, up-looking down
Zero degrees, blue skies and kids don’t have school – perfect day to go out and enjoy some traditional Viennese cuisine at the Danube tower. I think the entrance fee is 14 for adults, will look up how much for kids…
There’s a souvenir shop at the entrance, where the tickets can also be bought, and there’s a lot of trinkets, Viennese shirts, postcards, and other touristy mementos one can buy. You also get a photograph with the tower as a background at the hallway leading to the elevators, you can decide to buy them or not later on (like pictures taken on a roller-coaster ride, only you aren’t screaming).
There are two revolving restaurants at the tower, one at 160 meters (called Panorama), which is more of a café and one at 170 meters (called Donauwalzer) which serves traditional Austrian cuisine. Gladly, we were able to be accommodated despite it being a holiday. (Reservations skyrocket on holidays so better call up first).
The elevator ride up is always fun – especially with the kids. They’d look up in amazement, not understanding how far we’ve gone up until they hear that “ding.”
View of Vienna From Above
Featured photo (on the most bottom in this post) – view on our way to the tower’s entrance – very springy. Top right photo would be UNO city (United Nations Organization city) – housing the offices of the United Nations. Bottom left photo shows a man-made river by the Danube Park (hopefully) with all the trees still waiting for their leaves. Last photo, below right is the Danube river with a view of the houses and buildings surrounding it. Somewhere is the hort where I used to work at – an after-school institution.
Traditional Austrian Cuisine
Ordering food also means waiting time, the best time to take photos of Vienna as the restaurant rotates. You get to see Vienna from east to west while sitting on your cozy chair. Inside the restaurant, you will get an idea at the area you are gazing at as there are signs indicating them. Kahlenberg, Stephansplatz, Stammersdorf and so on would be some you might be familiar with, as we’ve mentioned them often here.
We had the usual fare of potato soup, Wiener Schnitzel – veal that is, and I have to stress that this is protected by law, Schnitzel not made from veal should rightfully be identified by restaurants and not call them Wiener 🙂 – chicken schnitzel or pork schnitzel would be more like it. The servings are quite humongous – for small eaters like me, I shared one with my little boy.
We then had apfelstrudel, served in a generous lather of vanilla sauce sprinkled with sugar. Just perfect for a finish. And hubby, gulped down his meal with a cup of cappuccino after.
Deck After Having Traditional Austrian Cuisine at the Danube Tower
After paying and tipping we went up the observation deck. There, one can view Vienna sans glass windows but the winds were too much up there we gave up too soon. ^_^
“Traditional Austrian Cuisine at the Danube Tower”
Donauturm Rotating Restaurant
1220 Vienna, Austria
+43 1 2633572
Wow, what an amazing view you had up there, sis! If I were to dine there, I wonder if I still would have the appetite to eat when all I could do is to look down and admire the view? hehe.. 🙂
I guess that’s what most towers do now! Not only they are a tourist attraction, they have revolving restaurants too. I have yet to see what the CN Tower in Toronto has to offer. It’s also revolving and they have the Edgewalk as well. Undeniably, the view is really great from up above.
Name *Algene says
I remember the first time I rode a cable car.. I was also amazed as I sat on the chair and just appreciate all the things I can see below 🙂 Those were the days!
Chubskulit Rose says
That is such a tall tower, it must be thrilling to ride up..
Ria C says
Wow, the only rotating restaurant I have been too (and dined as well hahaha) was in Manhattan’s The View in Marriott Marquis Hotel. The scenery was not as breathtaking because it is mostly the Manhattan skyline. However, the one you posted is really beautiful. I wish this is near the square in Vienna where they hold their Christmas Markets as we are planning to visit Europe this December for a week-long getaway.
Thanks for the info. I’ll take a tab on this one if we’re in Vienna. 🙂
Jessica Cassidy says
The tower is so high Sis 🙂 It looks beautiful from looking down. I do not know if I can look down, I might get sick 🙁 I bet the foods are delish in that tower 🙂
lovely foods you got in there sis! also the view is stunning! its like the KL tower here in Mlaaysia! would love to try some austrian food!
The first time I experience cable car was in Vietnam that was one of the best vacation we ever have.
I love the amazed expression on your kiddo’s faces…and hmmm I am craving here for some vanilla sauce! 🙂
Tingting R. says
Wow! This is a bucket-list worthy experience.
should this be a duplicate comment, please delete one of them, sorry, I posted one just now but it seemed it simply disappeared into thin air.
anyway, must be exhilarating at the top with all the views around you, i would be so entertained looking down, and maybe may not be as enthusiastic to eat, well, maybe except for the apfelstrudel in vanilla sauce, and coffee.
I don’t mind what they will serve me. The fact that i’ll be dining in a rotating restaurant high up the sky is a great experience.
I think it makes it quadruple the fun when you dine out with those sumptuous meals on the top of the world setting! Just awesome!
Visiting here on behalf of my daughter Triz!
wow what a great place to dine it and also see the city up.. This is similar to Australia’s Sydney Tower, but we didn’t experience dining it there. The foods looks delicious..Food and travel are the best!
riz tomacruz says
the view of the danube river. very fascinating.
as for dining in a rotating resto -really? i wonder if i could ever eat and not throw up 🙂
i’ve read somewhere of the rising concern about veals. it’s great to know that young calves are protected by stringent laws on how they’re taken care of.
if young calves were to be breed here – i’m sure animal activists would get dismayed by how animal welfare fare low here.
Mari Bella says
Superb and amazing tower. Very nice ambiance too.
I like to try this Wiener Schnitzel (veal) and Apfelstrudel bathing in vanilla sauce
Oh boy! it must be a sight to behold from up there as evideced by the photos! I wish I could witness it myself. Hahaha! Wishful thinking with dreamy. dreamy eyes! 😉
Sumptuous dishes as well! I relish at the fact at how the Austrian government protect the young calves.