Danube Tower (Donauturmstrasse 4, Vienna) – known locally as the Vienna Donauturm, this tower (opened in 1964) is the tallest structure on Austria (standing at 252 meters), and is listed as among the 75 tallest towers in the world. Located in Donaupark, it is a popular tourist attraction – with two high-speed elevators to take passengers to the tower’s viewing platform (at the 150 meter level). There is also a staircase to the viewing platform, but is only open during emergencies and during the annual Donauturm Run. Along with its role as a high-altitude tourist attract, the Danube Tower is also used as a radio antenna, with its spire carrying antennas for cell phone networks, private VHF radio stations, and many other radio communications services.
This tower also has two revolving restaurants (closer to the top of the tower at the 169 meter level). Admission: €7.40 (adult), €5.20 (children). Hours: 10 am – midnight (daily)(observation deck); 11:30 am – 3 pm and 6pm – midnight (daily)(restaurant). See the Danube Tower’s website for more info: www.donauturm.at