World of excitement in the heart of the city
Every year in winter, Vienna city centre transforms into a wonderful fairy tale world of ice between the Burgtheater and Rathausplatz and all the way to Parliament. On an area of around 8,300 m², the Viennese Ice Dream offers its visitors a fascinating experience. The varied offering, with several large ice rinks on Rathausplatz, romantic ice paths through the neighbouring park and, of course, the Sky Rink on the first floor, impresses expert skaters just as much as beginners and children. Ice skates for hire and the unique atmosphere make for a perfect leisure experience in the heart of the city.
The Viennese Ice Dream is organised by stadt wien marketing gmbh on behalf of the city of Vienna. It was born from the idea to give the population the opportunity for accessible and cheap high quality sports activities in the winter months. Every season, over 700,000 Viennese and visitors from Austria and abroad take advantage of this unique offering by the city of Vienna.
The Viennese Ice Dream has become a Viennese institution as well as a Viennese success story. It is a unique leisure event that has lost none of its appeal in 25 years. The concept has since been copied by many cities worldwide. San Francisco recently became the latest city to borrow the Viennese model and erected an ice rink modelled on the Viennese Ice Dream.