From January 18th 2019, the fantastically lit facade of the Viennese Town Hall once again forms the backdrop for the annual “Vienna Ice Dream”. A short walk within the Hotel Zipser you will reach this annual spectacle, which is already taking place for the 23nd time.
Romantic winter landscape in the middle of the city
As in previous years, the Town Hall Square as well as the surrounding park will be transformed from January 18th to March 03rd into a dreamlike romantic ice rink with an ice surface of around 9,000 m². New this year is the “Sky Rink”, which will allow skating on two levels via a 120 meter long ramp. The skating rink, which is very popular among Viennese as well as tourists, in front of the impressive backdrop of the town hall, leads ice skaters on the black ice and can also be used free of charge on the opening day!
For the small ice runners, an ice surface enlarged to 650 m² is available free of charge as an exercise area – on weekends all day and Monday to Friday from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm. Weekdays from 05:00 pm, this area will be transformed into eight curling rinks, where the visitors can prove their sporting spirit. You can book the curling course via the website.
Dream path and other special features
Besides to the large ice surface at Town Hall square, a 600-meter-long, winding dream path leads through the romantic illuminated, wintery Park, particularly popular with couples, to spin off the turbulent skating rink and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. A bridge over the Dream path offers an opportunity to watch the colorful activity from above and enjoy the unique ambience of the Viennese ice dream.
Away from the large ice-surface, caterers will cater for the culinary well-being of visitors. You can warm up in celestials with glazed lounge area and enjoy excellent punch, tea as well as home cooking, fine waffles and other sweetmeat.
Ice skates rental
For visitors of the Viennese Ice Dream a skates rental is offered on the main square and allows spontaneous excursions on the ice.
- Where: Rathausplatz 1, A-1010 Vienna
- When: January 18th till March 03rd 2019
- Web: https://www.wienereistraum.com/
Picture: © Stadt Wien Marketing / © Jobst PID / © Christian Jobst