Vienna with children

Wien mit kindern

What can you visit in Vienna with children? Which program points are best suited? Which museums offer their own children’s programs? Here are 15 tips on what to do in Vienna with children.

1. time travel vienna

Vienna with children

Start your stay in Vienna with a visit to Time Travel Vienna. You will travel back in time through the history of Vienna in an old historic vault right in the center. Kids will be thrilled by 5D cinema, animatronic shows, laser effects and virtual reality.

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2. museum of illusions

Vienna with children

A museum to touch, discover, photograph. 70 exhibits provide a completely new perception. Is the room really slanted or is it just an illusion? Who will manage to solve the devil’s cube. Why is mom suddenly floating in the air? The museum is located in the middle of the city center, right next to Time Travel Vienna.

Vienna Museum of Illusions – Optical Illusions Vienna

3. south tower St. Stephen’s Cathedral

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343 steps lead up to the highest church tower in Austria at 136.4m . Climbing the narrow staircase, which serves as both an ascent and descent, is an experience in itself. The view is worth the effort and nice souvenirs in the Türmerstube could be an incentive.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral | Index

4.Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna with children

Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs , is also worth seeing for families with children. Especially in the Hall of Mirrors, where the little six-year-old Mozart gave his first concert in front of the imperial family. In the Children’s Museum , the little ones can then transform themselves into emperor’s children and try on clothes and wigs.

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5. zoo Schönbrunn

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The real highlight for families with children is, of course, the Schönbrunn Zoo, the oldest zoo in the world still in existence. It was founded by the Habsburgs in 1752 and about 700 species of animals are at home here. Elephants, giraffes, lions, polar bears, panas, koalas feel very comfortable in the imperial ambience.

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6. technical museum

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Near Schönbrunn Palace is the Technical Museum. It offers free admission for children and young people up to under 19! A real treat for those interested in technology , which will hopefully cover many of the little ones’ why questions.

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7. house of the sea

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Those who are more interested in the sea creatures are in good hands at the House of the Sea . Finding Nemo can be played here. The shark tank is scary, but the glass tunnel protects. Little monkeys also cavort here and the roof terrace invites to a fantastic view of Vienna. The House of the Sea is located in a former flak tower, and a museum still bears witness to wartime Vienna.

HAUS des MEERES – Aqua Terra Zoo – Home (

8. prater and ferris wheel

Vienna with children

The amusement park (also called “Wurstelprater”) is free and you pay per attraction. The highlight is of course the Ferris wheel with a beautiful view over Vienna. Chain carousel, Autodrom, Liliputbahn for the very little ones, elevated tracks for the bigger ones provide fun & action.

Welcome to the Viennese Prater | Amusement Park | Amusement Park

9. natural history museum

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In the Dinosaur Hall of the Natural History Museum (NHM) , these giant flying birds come alive again, it seems. All the animals in stuffed form can be seen here. The small elephant figure at the entrance already makes curious.

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10th Spanish Riding School

Vienna with children

For horse lovers, a visit to the Lipizzaner is a must, but not only. The Spanish Riding School has a worldwide reputation. At the morning training you can watch for little money and listen to classical music. There are also own stable tours.

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11. café Neko – the cat café

Vienna with children

What child does not like to pet cats? At Café Neko (Neko means cat in Japanese) you can combine a coffee break with petting cats . It is very centrally located, just a few minutes walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

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12th Zoom Children’s Museum in the MuseumsQuartier

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The Zoom Children’s Museum sees itself as an interface between artists and children. Children should gain access to art, science and everyday culture through play. Curiosity and creativity are awakened. It is centrally located in the Museumsquartier.

Hands-On Museum for Children: Welcome! – ZOOM Children’s Museum Vienna

13. children’s farm at Cobenzl

Vienna with children

Sheep, goats, pigs rabbits, geese and turkeys may be petted and fed here. A paradise for children on four hectares. Farm tours are offered. But you can also learn about herbs, climate, plants and children will be delighted. The Cobenzl estate also offers a beautiful view of Vienna.

Landgut Wien Cobenzl – the children’s farm on the outskirts of Vienna – Home (

14. Lainzer Tiergarten with Hermes Villa

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Lots of wild boars running around freely in the Lainzer Tiergarten. It is a publicly accessible nature reserve in the west of Vienna. The Vienna Forest makes up part of the area. You can go hiking and see deer, roe deer, salamanders and maybe wild boar. The little ones can let off steam at several forest playgrounds. Nature trails inform the inquisitive about the Vienna forest. Again and again there are great views of Vienna. In the middle of it, is the Hermes Villa , once built for Empress Elisabeth as a dream castle, the building can still be visited today.

Lainzer Tiergarten – Excursion destination in Vienna (

15. Danube Island

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Fun for the whole family means the Danube Island. Right next to the U1 station Donauinsel is the world’s largest connected trampoline facility. On 40 fields the children can let off steam until exhaustion. Furthermore, there is a family bathing beach , a water playground, a high ropes climbing course, restaurants, toilet facilities. The island is also ideal for a self-brought picnic with loved ones.

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