With its priceless architectural, artistic and intellectual heritage, Vienna is beautiful and fascinating. And it is perfect to visit even with children in tow! It might seem like a boring destination – let’s face it! – but, on the contrary, it is one of Europe’s cities with the most attractions for children, including castles, museums and parks. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s set off to discover the capital of Central Europe par excellence!
An unmissable stop in the city, the imperial palace where Sissi also lived for some time can undoubtedly be considered one of the symbols of Vienna. Inside it houses a museum dedicated to children where they can try on the clothes of little princes and princesses and have fun in their rooms with the games of the imperial era. And there is also a fantastic labyrinth in the gardens, where many activities are organised.
One of the most beautiful Art Nouveau greenhouses in the world and inside it houses hundreds of free butterflies of the most exotic species like the cobra butterfly that takes its name from its wings that can reach even 30 centimetres of width. With a climate that reproduces that of a tropical forest, 26 degrees and 80% humidity, waterfalls, small ponds and small bridges, this is a truly magical place where you can learn about these beautiful insects, thanks to the exhaustive information boards.
Some pure enjoyment is certainly not to be missed. All you need to do is stop at the Prater park, the green lung of the city that is also a giant amusement park with around 250 different attractions, including the wax museum and the almost 65-meter-high Ferris wheel. Built to mark the 50th anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph’s ascent to the throne in 1897, it has been part of the city’s skyline ever since.
There are so many museums in the city that have dedicated routes and activities for children. There is the Schokomuseum Museum dedicated to chocolate, the Zoom museum where you can touch, try, experiment and satisfy your thirst for knowledge in every possible way, the natural history museum with dinosaur, animal skeletons and minerals, the Hundertwasser museum of contemporary art, the technical museum, the Belvedere museum…
You cannot miss the sightseeing tour of the city. How? With the Ring Tram that travels along the Ringstrasse, the circular road that passes by all the main monuments. A specific audio guide is also provided for the little ones. And, for another perspective of the beauty of the city, go on a mini cruise on the Danube. Your children will certainly appreciate it.
A 21-kilometre-long recreational area where you can cycle and enjoy water sports, there are beaches for families and a free 5 thousand square meter playground. The island is also home to the world’s largest trampoline, a climbing park, a water lift, surf school, boat rental…
Fun and relaxation with water
There is an incredible water park of 15 square meters in the district of Favoriten and it stands around the historic tower water tank dating back to the late 1800s. Here, in addition to the many amusements, there is also an interactive water trail that shows how the city’s aqueduct works. Besides, Vienna also has the most modern and largest city spas in Europe that surely Mum and Dad will not want to miss! Reachable by underground, they have a kids’ area with slides, trampolines and pools for the little ones.