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Vienna’s Dream on Ice: Ice and Light in Perfect Harmony

Vienna’s Dream on Ice

Ice skating in the open air - thanks to the Wiener Eistraum, this has been an annual highlight for the Viennese since 1996. Every year, a mobile ice rink with a surface area of 700m2 has been attracting visitors to the Rathausplatz in the Austrian capital. Three refrigeration units feed a network of 400,000 pipes beneath the rink to ensure a top-quality surface. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ‘Vienna Ice Dream’, and the celebratory mood was set with a gala opening on the 23rd of January. And this time, they made it so colourful, they made rainbows jealous.