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Relaxing on the Vienna Danube

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 the offers of three sailing and surfing schools, eleven boat hire companies and four lidos. 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 around 3.3 million visitors, the three day long Danube Island Festival is the biggest open air party 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.

On summers' days, up to 190,000 visitors rush to Danube Island, one of the biggest local 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 250 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, 1220 Wien

La Crêperie

An der Oberen Alten Donau 6, 1210 Wien

Ufertaverne

An der Oberen Alten Donau 186, 1220 Wien
  • Opening times

    • 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
  • Opening times

    • 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

Danube Island

Donauinsel, 1220 Wien

Copa Cagrana U1 station Donauinsel, Am Hubertusdamm exit

Donauinsel, 1220 Wien

Sunken City U1 station Donauinsel, Danube Island exit

Donauinsel, 1220 Wien

Inselinfo - Information Center on the Danube Island

Donauinsel, 1220 Wien
  • Opening times

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

Danube Canal

Salztorbrücke/Hollandstraße, 1020 Wien

DDSG Blue Danube Vienna City landing stage

Schwedenplatz, Marienbrücke, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • 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
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • 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
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