Runners are spoiled for choice in Austria’s capital and it’s not uncommon to see joggers sweating it out around the heart of the city. For serious runners, there are plenty of running events taking place throughout the year including the Vienna City Marathon, the New Year’s Eve Run, and the April Half Marathon, but here are some of the most peaceful and tranquil routes for runners of any level.
Long stretches of concrete paths and vast grassy spaces provide an excellent ground for jogging in the former Imperial hunting ground. Begin at the Praterstern, head up the Prater Hauptallee, and follow a straight line up to the Lusthaus, a popular café at the end of the park. Ambitious joggers can continue up to the wooded areas.
A beautifully manicured Baroque park with gravel paths surrounding the gardens. Start the run at the park’s entrance at Scherzergasse and continue across the park in the direction of the Feuerleitturm.
Admire the vineyards and tackle steep climbs in one of Vienna’s oldest and most beautiful neighbourhoods on the outskirts of the city. Take tram D from Hauptbahnhof and jog up to the hills.
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