Industrial Tourism Attractions

Industrial Tourism Attractions in Austria

Karl Marx Hof, Vienna

The most celebrated of the municipal housing developments (Gemeindebauten) is the Karl Marx Hof at Dobling in the city's 19th district, a structure about 1 km long, containing more than 1382 dwellings, designed by Karl Ehn (1884-1957), a pupil of Otto Wagner (1841-1918) and erected between 1927 and 1930. It houses about 5,000 people.

The Gasometers in Vienna 

Are four former gas tanks, each with 90,000 cubic meters of storage capacity, built as part of the Vienna municipal gas works Gaswerk Simmering in 1896–1899. Vienna undertook a remodelling and revitalization of the protected monuments and in 1995 called for ideas for the new use of the structures. Each gasometer was divided into several zones for living (apartments at the top), working (offices in the middle floors) and entertainment and shopping (shopping malls at the ground floors).

The Europa Bridge

Spanning 623 feet (190 meters) above the Sill River, the "Bridge of Europe" is located just south of Innsbruck on the Brenner Highway. The superstructure of the bridge consists of a massive steel box girder with a central span of 650 feet (198 meters), still one of the largest in Europe.

The Dachstein Glacier Sky Walk

The top of the Dachstein Glacier is home to 4 major attractions. First one is a cantilevered platform next to the gondola station that contains a glass panel at the tip that allows a between-the-toes view of the valley drop from an elevation of 2,700 meters. Walk further along the ridge and explore the Ice Palace, an indoor walkway filled with beautiful ice sculptures and other mysterious wonders. The final two attractions opened in 2013 and include a suspension bridge and the Stairway to Nothingness. The suspension footbridge was completed first and crosses a deep crevasse on the south side of the ridge.

The Five Fingers Viewing Platform Obertraun, Styria

Located high up on Mount Krippenstein, the Five Fingers viewing platform is composed of five separate cantilevered overlooks that radiate out from a single foundation. Each finger is different and is an attraction unto itself.