5 of the best picnic spots in Vienna

1) Augarten

Augarten is a picturesque baroque park in Vienna’s second district, Leopoldstadt. It is the home of the famous Wiener Sängerknaben and the Viennese Porcelain Manufactory. So you already have two reasons to visit the park. The third: it’s a perfect place for a picnic under large old trees.

a wide field of grass at the Augarten park in Vienna


2) Nussberg

Nussberg is a small mountain near Nussdorf Village, which is now part of Vienna. It is surrounded by vineyards. It was once covered with walnut trees as the name indicates. Today it is famous for its ‘Gemischter Satz’, a white wine made of different vines. Not a cuvee. Do taste it.

Nussberg Vienna

Eichelhofweg, Döbling

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3) Am Himmel

Am Himmel means ‘in heaven’ – and you really feel as if you are. From here you overlook the entire city. Visit the tree circle. When it is crowded, just take a walk along Himmelstrasse where you can find a quiet place to yourself. Easy to get to with bus 39A.

Am Himmel park and trees in Vienna

Himmelstrasse 125, Döbling

4) Arenawiese

There are so many different places to meet in Prater. Arenawiese is where the young and alternative crowd hang out. You’ll see lots of slackliners showing off their acrobatic stunts. Sometimes there is music or people celebrating their birthday. No fires, no dogs.

a man walking on a slack line in Prater park in Vienna

Siegmund Führinger


5) Wilhelminenberg

Ottakring was and still is a working-class district. When you don’t walk to the castle at the top of the hill, you can see another side of Wilhelminenberg that is down-to-earth, rustic and quaint. Wander around, go to one of the Heuriger which are frequented by locals or have a picnic.

view over Vienna from the Wilhelminenberg

Christiane Jodl

Savoyenstrasse 2, Ottakring

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