Family vacation at Boutiquehotel Stadthalle in Vienna
Our youngest guests won't be able to get enough of Vienna either.
Vienna is also an exciting city for children, where they won't spend a dull moment. The largest cultural institutions now have responded to the needs of younger audiences, creating special programming for children that takes a playful approach to discovering the city's culture.
In addition to culture, there's also plenty of fun to be had in Vienna! After all, which other metropolis in the region has a giant amusement park right in the city center? There is also a wide range of other activities near Prater Park for both younger and older children. We've put together a list of the most important highlights
Family rooms in the Boutiquehotel Stadthalle
Our comfortable family suites include a separate children's room, so that everyone in the family can enjoy some alone time while on vacation. Of course, you can also add an additional bed for the kids in the "parents bedroom" at any time. We are prepared for any situation!
All children under age 6 stay at Boutiquehotel Stadthalle for free. Additional beds for children up to age 12 are charged at 50% of the room rate. This way, you can save on accommodations and spend more of your budget on quality family time in Vienna.
Considering a family holiday in Vienna? Don't wait! Book one of our family rooms today and find out about our current family package!
Exciting excursions for children in Vienna:
- Schönbrunn Zoological Garden
- Haus des Meeres
- Vienna Urania Puppet Theater
- Natural History Museum
- Firefighter Museum
- Mini Ma
- Botanical Garden
- Family Fun
- Kuffner Observatory
- Robinson Island
- Danube Island Water Park
The Schönbrunn Zoological Garden is the best zoo in Europe. And for good reason! As part of the Schönbrunn UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers an exceptional combination of nature and culture. Over 700 animal species can be seen here. Including rare giant pandas. See polar bears dive or watch live feeding sessions for seals, tigers, and more. Guaranteed fun for the whole family. To learn more about the animals, you can also book a tour. Options include everything from backstage access to night feeding
February: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
March: 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Apr.–Sep.: 9:00AM – 6:30PM
October (until the end of daylight saving time): 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Nov.–Dec.: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Haus des Meeres spans over 4,000 m² where you can observe over 10,000 animals. From sharks, turtles, and crocodiles to snakes, all kinds of fish, and even birds and monkeys. There's always something new to discover. The two-story shark tank is especially impressive, containing 300,000 liters of water. Get closer to sharks than you've ever been! At the “Ocean'sky” cafe, you can relax on the terrace and take a break with coffee and a delicious meal.
Mo-Wed, Fri-Sun: 09:00AM – 6:00PM
Thurs: 09:00AM – 9:00PM
Vienna's Prater amusement park is full of attractions for both young and old. The Prater Tower, at 117 meters high, is the tallest chain carousel in all of Austria. Only the bravest children and parents dare ride it. If you're afraid of heights, it might be best to pass on this one. Same goes for the Giant Ferris Wheel (Riesenrad), one of Vienna's most iconic sights. This 65-meter high Ferris wheel offers a beautiful view of the entire city. It's an experience no visitor to Vienna should miss! For kids, a ride in the miniature steam-engine train is a very special adventure. The Old Vienna ghost train is also specially designed for our smaller visitors, taking kids on a ride through a colorful fantasy world.
The grounds are open 24 hours a day, the rides have different opening times
Children follow Kasperl and Pezi into a wondrous and funny world through a fascinating, fun, and exciting story. This is Vienna's most famous puppet theater and guaranteed fun for your children. Children will be entranced by the exciting adventures and non-stop laughs.
A great experience and incredible fun for kids.
Oct – Apr
Feel free to ask the reception team for more information.
The Vienna Natural History museum is full of exciting and educational discoveries for your children. The dino room displays skeletons and remains of these prehistoric giants. A life-size display of a huge allosaurus gives a scary roar that booms though the hall. A life-sized model of a terror bird amazes children, as they discover everything there is to know about dinosaurs.
In the anthropology room, the focus turns to the development of humanity. Skeletons of early humans are on display, teaching visitors about human evolution. A virtual skeleton can be examined by microscope, uncovering the specimen's age, gender, and cause of death. The meteorite room features the largest collection of meteorites on earth, with a total of 1,100 rocks that fell from the sky to be marveled at. If you want to combine learning with fun and excitement, take your children to the Natural History Museum.
Thurs-Mon: 9:00AM – 6:30PM
Wednesday: 09:00AM – 9:00PM
The Albertina Art Museum aims to make the beautiful world of art and painting accessible to children, and to actively support their creativity. Children 5 years and up can participate in the “Riddle Rally', for a fun new way to learn more about the artists and works of art. The different arts and crafts stations let the kids’ own creativity shine. Enjoy an education and creative experience for the whole family at Albertina!
Daily 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wednesday 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Firefighters still hold a certain fascination for children. Vienna's Central Fire Department offers children the chance to learn about how fire departments work, what type of equipment they use, and about firefighters’ daily lives.
There are also numerous old helmets and uniforms on display, and an old, 1912 fire engine that was specially renovated for the museum is the hottest attraction. Step into the world of firefighters and learn all about what takes place in Vienna's Central Fire Department alongside your children.
Sun, 9:00AM – 12:00 PM
Holidays 9:00AM – 12:00 PM
The Museum for Applied Arts opens at 11 AM with the MINI MAK. Riddle Rallies and workshops invite children to learn and discover the exhibition through play. allowing them to approach art in a way that's fun for them. The museum is free on Saturdays. Normally, accompanying adults over the age of 19 pay €5.50 and children under the age of 6 visit the MAK for free. Once a month, MAK4FAMILY takes place on Saturday: this tour is specially designed for families, and takes you through the entire museum.
Wed–Sun. 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Free entry every Tuesday from 6:00PM – 10:00PM
The Botanical Garden is a paradise for nature lovers and plant enthusiasts. Join your children in discovering the wonderful, exotic plant world of the Vienna Botanical Garden. Explore the diversity of nature, and let the unique beauty of over 1,500 plants and over 600 species and types enchant you. Foreign plants are especially interesting to children. For example, the garden includes conifers from other regions, as well as exotic lotus flowers floating in a 300 m² pond. And best of all: admission is free.
every day 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Family Fun is Vienna’s biggest and coolest indoor and outdoor play area. After 5PM, children from age 1 to 12 can explore the giant playground at a special evening discount. Jumping on trampolines, bouncing in colorful bouncy castles, or braving the climbing wall – everything is possible at Family Fun.
There are also several giant slides for older kids, and a toddler play area for the youngest visitors. Meanwhile, parents can unwind in the relaxation area or enjoy the extensive menu.
Sat/Sun, holidays 9:00AM-7:00PM
Discover the fascinating world of astronomy and hear interesting and exciting presentations on topics like “Humans and the Cosmos", "The Solar System", "Moon, Tides, and Co”. with your children. Learn all about the latest research and interesting discoveries about the endless universe. On a clear evening, the kids can also peek through the telescope and see the moon close up. Your children are sure to remember their excursion to the observatory for a long time.
tours at 8:00PM several times a week
Vienna's Robinson play area is an adventure playground for kids and teenagers. Instead of big slides and swings, the focus here is on nature. There are treasure hunts, a campfire where you can grill hot dogs, and plenty of room for games of hide-and-seek. The kids are surrounded by large trees and hidden clearings. There's even a little river flowing through the adventure playground. This place strengthens your children's imagination and connection to nature, with endless amounts of fun.
every day from 2:00PM to 6:00PM
Season opens March 30th
A wonderful water park welcomes children on the Danube island. The park is 5,000 m² wide, and lies at the foot of a powerful wind turbine. Kids can splash around, build dams out of stones and twigs, or even become ship captains and sail around the world. The water park on the Danube island is a free, totally safe place for kids to dive into a new world and get soaking wet. Make sure to bring a change of clothes!
Early May to late September
Cinemagic is a themed theater that's designed for younger audiences. Kids from 3 years and up can come watch exciting movies for kids and young adults, or fun cartoons. The program often includes a number of award-winning children's movies. The picture-book theater was specially developed for toddlers. A storyteller and accompanying live music bring a “movie” to life through picture books.
depends on the program
For more information, ask the hotel reception team.
This 3-week long festival celebrating heavy readers is organized by the Vienna city libraries. Clown shows and puppet theaters appear at dozens of different locations. There are readings, concerts, and film screenings. A particular highlight is the adventure evening in the book jungle. The evening starts with a child-friendly theater performance, followed by the opportunity to produce a new piece right there in the theater. The newly developed play is performed at midnight, after which the theater turns into a giant slumber party, with sleeping bags. Parents pick up their children after breakfast.
Mid-November to late October
see event program
For more information, feel free to contact the reception team.
Vienna offers a number of activities for an unforgettable family holiday with the kids. So does Boutiquehotel Stadthalle. Have you taken a look at our cozy family rooms yet? Send us a non-binding request or book your family vacation now.
For other questions about your family vacation in Vienna, the reception team at Boutiquehotel Stadthalle is happy to help.
Travelling by public transport - What discounts are available for children and young people in Vienna?
Children who are not yet of school age generally travel free of charge. Older children and young people up to their 15th birthday also travel free of charge on the Wiener Lienen during Vienna's school holidays, on Sundays and public holidays and on 2 and 15 November.
Child-friendly restaurants in Vienna
A visit to the organic restaurant St. Josef can be combined with a trip to the Haus des Meeres. The organic vegetarian restaurant is an 8-minute walk from the Haus des Meeres and offers lunch menus, soups and a salad buffet.
15 minutes' walk from Schönbrunn is the Hollerei. There you can find children's portions, chairs and toys.
Children's Emergency Outpatient Clinic in Vienna
We wish all families and their children that they do not need this list. But if your child is sick, that is no problem in Vienna. Comprehensive medical care is also available at night, on weekends and holidays.
20 minutes by tram line no. 6 away from the Boutiquehotel Stadthalle.
Siebenbrunnenfeldgasse 7, 1050 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 544 44 45
15 minutes by U3 from the Boutiquehotel Stadthalle, the St. Anna Children's Hospital is open 24 hours a day.
1090 Wien, Kinderspitalgasse 6
Tel.: +43 40 170 / DW 2100
In case of doubt, the telephone health advice line 1450 (without area code from all networks) is the right point of contact for your emergency, or directs you to the emergency number 144.