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Each Flakturm, or “Flack Tower,” that can be seen in Vienna serves as a reminder of the Austrian city’s role during World War II. Altogether, there are six of these towers made from armoured concrete. They were erected between 1942 and 1945 along the city’s outskirts in order to defend the city and protect its citizens against the United Kingdom’s increasingly frequent air raids. The Flakturm form a triangle with St Stephen’s Cathedral in the centre, and their fairly indestructible walls provided shelter for the city’s population as well as housed provisional military hospitals and radio stations.

  • Head to Vienna’s Arenbergpark to visit the Flakturm VIII G-Tower, which houses the MAK Collection of Contemporary Art and is adjacent to a pretty park with a grassy lawn, trees, and benches.
  • See aquatic animals and other creatures at the Haus des Meeres Aqua Terra Zoo in the flak tower in Esterhazypark, which has one of the country’s largest shark tanks and free-roaming animals in the Tropical House.
  • Head outside the Esterhazypark flak tower to find one of the tallest climbing walls in Austria, which offers excellent views of Vienna at the top.

It is easiest to get around Vienna by public transport. In order to get to Arenbergpark from the city centre, visitors can take U3 and change to the bus line 4A at the Rochusgasse stop and get off at Ziehrerplatz. Esterhazypark is a bit closer to the city centre, and the U3 will take visitors there directly. The station where to disembark is Neubaugasse. The climbing wall is in use from Monday to Friday during the summer months, and a two-hour ticket costs €7 for children and €12 for adults. Climbing routes for children are also provided.

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174 hotels near Flakturm

1 Stefanie Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Featuring an elegant decor and a warm hospitality, Stefanie Hotel welcomes you for an unforgettable vacation. GeneralThis metropolitan hotel in the 2nd District offers meeting room that can host... More

2 City Central Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

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The City Central Hotel Vienna is probably all that a seasoned business or leisure traveller can want in a hotel. GeneralBehind the stylish facade, the properties lavish architecture will impress... More

3 Hotel De France

5 stars
4.7 / 5 11 reviews

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Surrounded by numerous attractions, the elegant and luxurious De France Hotel Vienna is an ideal place for guests travelling on both leisure and business. GeneralThe hotel also offers 8... More

4 Das CAPRI

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

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Offering you all the advantages for a comfortable and memorable stay, Das CAPRI is a pleasant place of residence for business travellers as well as holiday makers on a weekend outing or a long... More

5 MyPlace City Center

4 stars
4.6 / 5

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Featuring a unique blend of comfort and quality lodging, Myplace City Center Vienna Apartments welcomes the travellers to plan their stay at this hotel on their visit to Vienna. This property is... More

6 Hotel Strudlhof

4 stars
4.5 / 5

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Hotel & Palais Strudlhof Vienna takes travellers near the Vienna Ring Road, amidst historic palaces, recreations and major businesses through its ideal locations just a stone's throw away from the... More

7 Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

5 stars
4.7 / 5

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Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Hotel offering luxurious accommodation and friendly services and is an ideal lodging option for guests on business or leisure trip. Travellers can enjoy the convenience... More

8 K+K Palais Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Offering state-of-the-art amenities, elegantly furnished rooms and personal service, the K+K Palais Hotel is a property of great sophistication, history and modern luxury. GeneralGuests at K+K... More

9 Hilton Vienna Plaza

5 stars
4.8 / 5 8 reviews

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Known for its ambience and elegance, this property is an ideal accommodation spot in Vienna for all types of travellers. GeneralThe hotel offers 9 flexible meeting rooms that can accommodate up to... More

10 Baron am Schottentor

4 stars
4.0 / 5

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Baron Am Schottentor invites travellers to a seamless meld of old world charm and modern comforts set conveniently in the heart of this historic Austria capital. Tourists staying at this inviting... More