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Vienna City Marathon (May)
The dream of any long distance runner: 42 kilometers through the romantic charm of downtown Vienna cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd. The route takes you past major tourist attractions. The race starts outside the UN building. The contestants cross over the Danube, get to see the Prater and parts of Ring boulevard before the route takes them to Schoenbrunn castle. There, they turn back and reach Ring boulevard for the second time. If the runners still have some breath left, they can take in Vienna’s marvellous opera, ‘Burgtheater’ and city hall. They circle the Inner district and finally reach their goal: Heldenplatz and the Imperial castle.
Each year at the last weekend of May, this Marathon is held on an 42km path. Starting in front of the UNO Building it is leading it's runners throughout the City of Vienna, past the most interesting cultural districts and buildings.
Vienna City Marathon is an impressive event with international attendence. Want to try it? It is a spectacular way of sightseeing!All over Vienna!