The 2nd District - Leopoldstadt
Are you ready to get away from the city and to be surrounded by nature? Well, this district is located between the Danube and the Danube channel and therefore very popular with locals and visitors that are looking for a quiet time out during the day. Watch out for the evenings....here, or very nearby, is where some of the most important nightlife districts are located - check out our nightlife district section for further information!
This park was originally the private hunting ground to the Habsburg dynasty and only opened to the Viennese public in the end of the 18th century. Part of that park hosts Vienna’s most famous landmark, the Giant Ferris Wheel "Riesenrad". It exists since 1897 and is located in the „Wurstelprater", the biggest amusement and leisure park of the city (be aware, a bit of a nostalgic amusement park....). To take a trip on this Giant Wheel is really worth it - you have a stunning view over the city and its outskirts - the hills surrounding Vienna with their famous vineyards and wine taverns, called Heuriger!
Wiener Prater – this area is used by most Viennese as a recreational area. It is the place for jogging, biking and inline skating or just to get away from urban life for a little while.
Karmelitermarkt – an open market with stalls selling food and other delicacies. It is today’s main Jewish district in Vienna with lots of little shops and cosy cafes.