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