Vienna Sledding Guide: Where To Go Sledding In Austrian Capital
Snow! In Vienna! Finally! So how do you use it?
No doubt, snow opens the doors to many unique activities, which cannot be pursued in other seasons. One of the most entertaining, fun and great activities to enjoy with kids in Vienna in winter is definitely sledding: The capital of Austria has a lot to offer in terms of sledding runs in the city!
Spread over the capital city there are numerous toboggan runs, as well as hills, which in the cold season, invite families to let off steam and have fun. Many of the hills are even TÜV-certified and therefore comply with safety regulations in order to guarantee the protection of the sledders. Furthermore, all of these toboggan runs are of course freely accessible and not bound to any fixed opening hours.
In addition, a few tracks work with artificial snow and can therefore be used at a certain temperature even when there is little or no snowfall. There is also the possibility, to rent sledging equipment on some routes.
But enough of the introduction – here are the most popular toboggan runs in Vienna:
Situated in the „Grüner Prater” in Vienna, the toboggan hill there is definitely one of the most popular runs in winter: This is the case, because starting at -2 degrees Celsius and colder there is always the possibility of tobogganing due to the artificial snowmaking system even without natural snow and additionally, the track is also illuminated by floodlight until 9 pm in the evening. The hill is about 10m high and the track is about 30-60m long. There is also a sledding rental service of the „Kinderfreunde Leopoldstadt” on site.
District: 2., Leopoldstadt
This toboggan run is located in the children’s park of the „Wiener Stadtpark”. It is very easy to reach via U4 and is a shorter but nevertheless entertaining route. Therefore this hill is mostly suitable for younger children, who will definitely have a lot of fun here!
District: 3., Landstraße
With a distance of about 50 metres, the toboggan hill in the „Schweizergarten” is one of the longer tracks and definitely worth seeing due to its great location and surroundings.
District: 3., Landstraße
• Sledding hill in the „Alois-Drasche-Park”
The toboggan hill in the „Alois-Drasche-Park” is equipped with about 50 metres of track and also always well visited, which makes it relatively easy to make friends with other children.
• Sledding hill in the „Einsiedlerpark”
There is also a much shorter toboggan run in the Viennese „Einsiedlerpark”, which is about 10 meters long and therefore more suitable for smaller children.
• Sledding hill in the „Alfred-Grünwald-Park”
The „Alfred-Grünwald-Park” is not only known for its water play park, which is great in the summer, but also offers a 40-metre-long toboggan run for fun in the winter.
• Sledding hill in the „Arne-Carlsson-Park”
In addition to the popular skater park, there is also a 30-metre-long toboggan run, which invites you to take part in sporting activities during the winter months.
There is a much faster and steeper track in the „Kurpark Oberlaa”: The 250-metre-long trail is definitely one of the most demanding toboggan runs in Vienna and due to its higher inclination and the longer track a real adrenaline rush for older children, who already have some experience with tobogganing and have already mastered the smaller hills with shorter stretches of Vienna for a long time.
An absolute highlight of the toboggan runs in Vienna!
District: 10., Favoriten
• Sledding hill in the „Luise-Montag-Park”
There is also a medium-long toboggan run in the „Luise-Montag-Park”, which with its 70 metres is definitely fun and ideally prepares for the larger toboggan runs in Vienna.
• Sledding hill „An den Eisteichen”
Another middle distance exists „An den Eisteichen” and is with its 80 meters length also a distance for more ambitious children, who are a little bit older.
• Sledding hill in the „Schwenkgasse”
The toboggan run in the Vienna „Schwenkgasse” is located in the middle of the city and, as the name suggests, is a street which is closed to traffic in winter and is open to children and adults for tobogganing fun. The track is relatively flat and therefore most suitable for younger children.
• Sledding hill on „Roter Berg”
A slightly steeper toboggan run can be found at the „Red Mountain” in Hietzing, which with its 120 metres also has an above-average distance to offer. The hill includes a lot of small jumps and is therefore also very entertaining, although not necessarily suitable for very young children.
The beautiful „Pötzleinsdorfer Schlosspark” on the outskirts of Vienna invites you to toboggan with its 75 meters long track, surrounded by fantastic nature, and is also extremely easy to reach by tram line 41 in the direction of „Pötzleinsdorf”.
District: 18., Währing
• Sledding hill in the „Hugo-Wolf-Park”
A rather steeper, but also shorter pleasure can be found in the „Hugo-Wolf-Park” in Döbling on the toboggan run there.
• Sledding hill “Am Cobenzl”
With a beautiful view over Vienna and a relatively long run suitable for tobogganing and skiing, the „Am Cobenzl” route is a great opportunity to combine sporting activity, fun and an entertaining winter trip to the edge of Vienna.
• Sledding hill in the „Floridsdorfer Wasserpark”
The „Floridsdorfer Wasserpark”, with its 80-metre-long runway and the frozen pond in winter, offers great opportunities for tobogganing and ice skating alike.
• Sledding hill in the „Donaupark”
The toboggan run at the „Kaffeehügel” in the „Donaupark” with a length of about 100 meters is one of the most popular toboggan runs in Vienna. This is also due to the fact that, just like the toboggan run in the Prater on the „Jesuitenwiese”, it is also operated at -2 degrees Celsius or below, which is due to the artificial snow machine, making it a great opportunity to toboggan without natural snowfall.
• Sledding hill in the „Friedtjof-Nansen-Park”
The „Friedtjof-Nansen-Park” in Liesing with its 60 meters long track also offers a great opportunity for tobogganing fun in winter.
Other great toboggan runs include the „Löwygrube” (260m), „Heuberggstätten” (300m), „Lagerwiese Wolfersberg” (200m) and the runway in the „Ottakringer Wald/Gallitzinberg-Steinbruchwiese” (650m).
So, what are you waiting for? HAPPY SLEDDING everyone!