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Vienna Donauturm, Vienna

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Whereas
similar 1960s-era structures were built in conjunction with World’s Fairs and
national celebrations, the Vienna Donauturm was erected as part of…a
horticultural expo (the 1964 International Viennese Gardening Show, to be
exact). Today, the Donauturm is Austria’s tallest freestanding structure—and
one of the world’s tallest towers. After a speedy 35-second elevator trip to
the observation deck, visitors can gaze out on this cosmopolitan capital city
from both open-air and glass-enclosed overlooks, nearly 500 feet high in the
sky.

Observe This: Also thinking about
a cruise on the Danube and a spin on the giant Ferris wheel? Combination
tickets are on sale at the tower’s shop. —Jeff Koyen

World's Coolest Observation Decks

Vienna Donauturm, Vienna

Whereas
similar 1960s-era structures were built in conjunction with World’s Fairs and
national celebrations, the Vienna Donauturm was erected as part of…a
horticultural expo (the 1964 International Viennese Gardening Show, to be
exact). Today, the Donauturm is Austria’s tallest freestanding structure—and
one of the world’s tallest towers. After a speedy 35-second elevator trip to
the observation deck, visitors can gaze out on this cosmopolitan capital city
from both open-air and glass-enclosed overlooks, nearly 500 feet high in the
sky.

Observe This: Also thinking about
a cruise on the Danube and a spin on the giant Ferris wheel? Combination
tickets are on sale at the tower’s shop. —Jeff Koyen

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World's Coolest Observation Decks

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