From December 24th 2020, 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 26th time.
Romantic winter landscape in the middle of the city
Due to the cancellation of the Viennese Christmas Dream, the Town Hall Square as well as the surrounding park will be transformed already from December 24th 2020 to February 28th 20201 into a dreamlike romantic ice rink with an ice surface of around 9,000 m². The “Sky Rink”, connected by a 120 meter long ramp, enables ice skating on two levels. 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.
Due to the COVID security regulations, there will be no restaurants on Rathausplatz this year. The entire security concept will be announced in the next few days!
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: December 24th 2020 till February 28th 2021
- Web: Vienna Ice Dream
Picture: © Stadt Wien Marketing / © Jobst PID / © Christian Jobst