There are two playgrounds located on Karlsplatz, directly in front of Karlskirche (accessible via the U1, U2, and U3 stop “Karlsplatz”), both of which are fenced in and shaded. The one closer to the entrance of the Underground station also has picnic tables and benches.
My daughter and I visited the play ground closer to the entrance to the U station, and this one is geared towards older kids. It had swings, a jeep on springs for the kids to “drive,” a climbing structure (my two year-old who is a good climber could not climb it, though), and a soccer pitch. The park was pretty full with what I think was a school group of older kids (8 or 9 years old).
The park itself does not have facilities, but the Wien city museum sits at the edge of the park on Maderstrasse. You can go into the museum to have a snack at its cafe and use the restrooms without paying to go into the museum, but if you have a well-behaved child I’d recommend visiting the museum as well. In the winter the museum has an indoor play area for young children.
for more information:
- Visit the park’s website: there is more to the park than just the play grounds.
- Visit the city museum’s website for the schedule of opening hours for its indoor play area (winter only).
Be sure to visit our ever-growing list of playgrounds with reviews (in English).