Urban Picnics in Vienna

Enjoy a relaxed picnic in the heart of Vienna

What could be nicer in the warmer months than to grab a blanket, some good food and cool drinks and to have a picnic outside? If you are staying in Vienna, you don’t even have to travel to the countryside or to the outer districts of the city to have a picnic. There are enough places in the centre of the city where you can go to a meadow with your picnic basket and friends.


Volksgarten in the city centre


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Situated opposite the Austrian parliament, between the Hofburg (Imperial Palace) and the Burgtheater (Imperial Court Theatre), you will find the Volksgarten (People’s Garden). A wonderful park, which is not only visited by tourists. In the front part of the park, its dozens of rose bushes – above all in spring when they are in full blossom – provide a wonderful location for an Instagram photo session.

You will discover more than enough spots to have a picnic behind and next to the imposing and magnificent Theseus Temple. The advantage is that the green areas are very well looked after and you can while away the time until late into the evening.

Address: 1010 Vienna


Jesuitenwiese in the Wiener Prater


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Where do the Viennese go in summer to have a picnic, to celebrate a birthday or simply life? To the Jesuitenwiese (literally, the Jesuits’ Meadow) in the green Prater! The ecological lungs of the city of Vienna also offer numerous possibilities for free-time activities, amongst others, walking, riding, cycling, running or balancing on a slackline.

In summer, city dwellers flock to their Prater. Between the Kaiserwiese (opposite Praterstern) and the Jesuitenwiese, hundreds of picnic blankets are laid out and food and drinks are unpacked from rucksacks and picnic baskets. On a sunny Sunday in summer, there is a truly festival-like atmosphere here.

Address: 1020 Vienna


Sigmund Freud Park with a view to the Votivkirche


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You will not experience a more urban picnic in Vienna than one had in the Sigmund Freud Park. Although it is actually situated between very busy roads, this does not hinder young people or students from the University of Vienna’s institutes nearby from spending the warmer days of the year here.

If you are seeking something loud, young and urban, this is the place to be. The Sigmund Freud Park is like a green island in the truest sense of the word, between the stressful and loud city life. And what else makes this park so special? The wonderful view of the Votivkirche. At sunset, the large, various spotlights light up this neo-Gothic church. A great photo subject for Facebook and Instagram.

Sigmund Freud Park
Address: Universitätsstraße 6, 1090 Vienna


Burggarten at the heart of Vienna


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A visit to the Burggarten in the centre of the city is a must for anyone who wants to get to know the capital. The young people of the city, in particular, visit the garden with their picnic baskets when the weather is good. Especially in summer, it can get really crowded on the grass in the Burggarten.

For example, hundreds of people spend their lunch breaks here or take a short break in the garden after a stressful day at work. In the evenings, the park belongs to the young of Vienna. Music can be heard from the speakers on their mobile phones, they sit together, chatting and possibly even flirting.

Address: Josefsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna


A picnic in a historical setting, followed by a visit to the zoo


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The Gloriette in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace not only captures the historic charm of a bygone era, it is also an ideal setting for a relaxing picnic.

After your walk, why not stroll through Hietzing, Vienna’s beautiful thirteenth district, or visit Schönbrunn Zoo to perfectly round off a day out? Now in spring, some truly cute baby animals await you!

Schönbrunner Palace Gardens
Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Vienna


Augarten in Leopoldstadt


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The Augarten in Vienna’s second district is the city’s oldest public garden. If you have always wanted to have a picnic in a baroque-style park with an imperial palace, this is the perfect location for you!

But the Augarten offers much more than a venue for a picnic. It is also home to several sports fields and no less than five play areas for children. Fun and entertainment are guaranteed for everyone.

Address: 1020 Vienna


Picnic basket to go


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Vienna is the perfect location for those who love a picnic in the great outdoors! And, if you want to enjoy a wonderful meal in the countryside but don’t feel like packing the most necessary item, the picnic basket, no worries as you will find some great alternatives below.

The Hermes Restaurant in the Hermesvilla, for example, offers a wide range of different types of baskets. Here, in the heart of the Lainzer Tiergarten, you are certain to find the perfect spot for your picnic. Surrounded by the native animals in the wild, the contents of your special picnic basket will taste even more delicious.

If you prefer a more central location, you should choose Palais Coburg. The Vienna City Park is within walking distance from here and is a great place to relax after your picnic.

With the picnic delivery service, however, having a picnic has never been so convenient. Simply select the park you want to visit, put together a picnic basket of your choice and enjoy it at the time you decide.

Our tip: It is best to order the desired picnic baskets 24 hours in advance!

Hermes Villa
Address: Lainzer Tiergarten – Hermesvilla, 1130 Vienna
Website: https://www.hermes-villa.at/

Palais Coburg
Address: Coburgbastei 4, 1010 Vienna
Website: https://palais-coburg.com/kulinarik/specials/

Picnic delivery service
Website: www.picnicvienna.com


Picnics on and by the water

The Danube Island has always been a popular destination for all Viennese who are seeking some rest and relaxation. Also as a tourist, you should definitely visit the island, as some really cool photos for Instagram can be taken here.

In particular, the Old Danube radiates the charm of wild romance and, at the same time, is the perfect place for picnics and rowing boats. The restaurant, La Crêperie, can provide a picnic basket and the boat rental company, Meine Insel, is the place to go if you fancy a boat trip after your picnic.

Another huge plus is that many restaurants along the Danube offer good mooring possibilities and they will even serve the food you want on board.

Danube Island
Address: Danube Island, 1220 Vienna
Website: www.donauinsel.wien.at

Old Danube:
Address: Alte Donau, 1220 Vienna
Website: www.alte-donau.info

La Crêperie
Address: An der Oberen Alten Donau 6, 1210 Vienna
Website: www.lacreperie.at

Meine Insel Bootsvermietung
Address: Laberlweg 19, 1220 Vienna
Website: www.meine-insel.at


Especially in summer, the many parks in Vienna offer the perfect backdrop to a picnic. You can lie almost everywhere on the grass and have a great time. Wonderful for locals and tourists alike!


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