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Danube Island by night

Relaxing on the Vienna Danube

In Vienna, the Danube is omnipresent – whether in the form of the Donau-Auen National Park or Old Danube, Danube Island or Danube Canal. This also means that the river banks and beaches are close by. The Viennese use them to relax, for play and sports, or for pleasurable hours at the beach cafes, bars and restaurants that can be found on the Old Danube and the Copa Cagrana on the Danube Island.

Boat rental at night on the Old Danube Boat rental at night on the Old Danube
Couple in a pub on the Old Danube Restaurant terrace on the Old Danube
Swans by the Danube Island Swans near the Danube Island
View of Danube Island View of the Danube Island
Idyllic view of the New Danube Idyllic view of the New Danube
Rubber dinghy on the New Danube Rubber dinghy on the New Danube
Electric boat on the New Danube Electric boat on the New Danube
Badeschiff  on the Danube Canal at night Badeschiff on the Danube Canal
Man with umbrella cools his legs in the Danube Canal
Woman with Segway on the Danube Canal View of the Danube Canal

Old Danube

Surrounded by gardens, lawns, restaurants with terraces on the water, promenades with pedestrian and bicycle paths, the Old Danube draws swimmers, sailors, rowers, and surfers. You can choose between three sailing and surfing schools, nine boat rental agencies and four beach facilities. Tip: Rent a row boat, paddle boat or electric boat and experience a romantic boat picnic by moonlight. Maybe you would also like to spend an afternoon at the Gänsehäufel beach facility where two kilometers of beaches, a wave pool and athletic pool, playgrounds, cafés and a nudist area promise enjoyable hours of leisure.

Additional information: Summer days on the Old Danube

Danube Island

With roughly three million visitors, the three-day Danube Island Festival is the largest party event in Europe. But there is plenty happening on "the island" at other times as well: The recreational paradise of the Viennese includes 42 kilometers of sand, pebble and grassy beaches on the New Danube, bays, playgrounds (also for ballgames), graded jogging and skating paths, rental agencies for boats, bicycles and surfboards, extensive nudist areas, bars, cafés and restaurants on the Copa Cagrana.

During the summer, up to 300,000 guests a day throng the Danube Island, one of the largest recreation areas in Europe. The numbers are impressive: 70 hectares of fields, 180 hectares of forest and 1.8 million trees and bushes. But it's not hard to find your way around the island's twelve sections. The multifunctional information center has existed since 2010. Not only are visitors' questions answered here, but the "Island information" area also offers a water playground and changing themed exhibitions. Help is also provided by 27 clear information boards and free WiFi.

A tip for families: a 200 meter-long family bathing beach.

Danube Canal

The Danube Canal (also known as the "Little Danube") emerged from the regulation of the Danube between 1870 to 1875. It is the southernmost original arm of the Danube in Vienna, 17.3 km long in its present-day form, and flows past the Vienna Old City.  You can get to know the Danube Canal on the Twin City Liner or a DDSG excursion ship, or you can partake of its ambience in one of the numerous outdoor restaurants bordering the Danube Canal.

Additional information:
Vienna's summer party locations
Vienna by ship and boat

Old Danube (Alte Donau)

Alte Donau
1220   Wien

La Crêperie

An der Oberen Alten Donau 6
1210   Wien

Ufertaverne

An der Oberen Alten Donau 186
1220   Wien
  • Contacts

  • Opening hours

    • March to April
      11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • May to August
      9:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
    • September
      9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • October
      11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Gänsehäufel

Moissigasse 21
1220   Wien
  • Contacts

    • +43 1 269 90 16
  • Opening hours

    • Anfang bis Mitte Mai Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 19:00
    • Sa - Su, 08:00 - 19:00
    • Mitte Mai bis Ende August Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Sa - Su, 08:00 - 20:00
    • on holidays, 08:00 - 20:00
    • Anfang September bis Mitte September Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 19:00
    • Sa - Su, 08:00 - 19:00

Donauinselplatz

Floridsdorfer Brücke
1210   Wien

Inselinfo - Information Center on the Danube Island

Donauinsel
1220   Wien
  • Contacts

  • Opening hours

    • May to September
    • We, 12:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 12:00 - 18:00
    • Sa - Su, 12:00 - 18:00

Danube Canal

Salztorbrücke/Franz-Josefs-Kai
1010   Wien

DDSG Blue Danube Vienna City landing stage

Schwedenplatz, Marienbrücke
1010   Wien
  • Contacts

  • Prices

  • Opening hours

    • März Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 13:00
    • April - Mai Mo - Sa, 07:45 - 18:00
    • Su, 07:45 - 16:30
    • on holidays, 07:45 - 16:30
    • Juni Mo - Th, 07:45 - 18:00
    • Fr - Sa, 07:45 - 19:00
    • Su, 07:45 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 07:45 - 19:00
    • Juli - August Mo - Su, 07:45 - 19:00
    • September Mo - Sa, 07:45 - 18:00
    • Su, 07:45 - 16:30
    • Oktober Mo - Fr, 07:45 - 18:00
    • Sa - Su, 07:45 - 16:30
    • on holidays, 07:45 - 16:30

DDSG Blue Danube (DDSG Blue Danube) Schifffahrtszentrum

Handelskai 265
1020   Wien
  • Contacts

    • +43 1 58 880 0
  • Prices

  • Opening hours

    • January - February Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 17:00
    • March Mo - Th, 09:00 - 18:00
    • April - October Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 17:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 17:00
    • November - December Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 18:00

 

Panorama: Donaukanal

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