Vienna’s parks & gardens are inviting – to relax and admire the imperial magnificence.
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Vienna can be explored in comfort from the water: from April to October, the DDSG Blue Danube offers sightseeing tours on the Danube Canal and Danube River on six boats. On board, the crew treats you to delicacies of Viennese cuisine. A tip for cool days: the Danube Canal tour can also be enjoyed in the winter months of November and December on board the comfortably warm MS Blue Danube. In addition, there are themed rides with live music and a buffet from February to December. The Heurige Tour with Vienna Songs presents Vienna from its musical and culinary sides.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at being the captain? From April to October, you have the chance to be the helmsman on the MS Admiral Tegetthoff: after some technical training and a tour of the engine room, you can take over the controls for 15 minutes and then fill up on energy with a delicious skipper's snack.
The boat of DDSG Blue Danube moor either at the Reichbrücke, in Vienna Marina or the "Vienna City" landing stage on the Danube Canal. The two fast catamarans of the Twin City Liner also await you here, should you need a speedy shuttle service from Vienna to Bratislava.
Additional information: Twin City Liner
From the urban jungle to the "jungle of Vienna"? Traveling along the Danube Canal from May to October, the National Park Boat will bring you directly to the Lobau, which is part of the original and wild nature landscape of the Donau-Auen National Park.
Additional information: The Lobau - Vienna's jungle
The first Vienna boat taxi is available for personal boat rides daily from 2.00 pm to 12.00 midnight (rides, parties, romantic evening rides) or for taxi rides between Schwedenplatz and the wine tavern town of Nussdorf. Also available at the same landing stage is the "Yellow Water Taxi", which also takes you from the city center direct to the Viennese wine in 30 minutes all through the day.
All in all, there are nine companies that rent boats on the Old Danube. And your excursion can be filled with romance. You could embark on a romantic boat ride in the moonlight and explore the mysterious Old Danube. On the four evenings of full moons in the summer, all boat rental agencies organize "Full Moon Trips" with a boat of your choice. There are also a few companies on the Old Danube that offer evening boat rides until 11 p.m. in nice weather from mid-July to the end of August. The rides have names like "Moonlight Party", "Moonlight Ticket", and "Boat Picnic".
Additional information: Summer days on the Old Danube
Departure: 9:00 a.m., Salztorbrücke, take-off from Franz-Josefs-Kai
Mai 2-October 26, daily
Landing stage: Salztorbrücke / ramp at Franz-Josefs-Kai and Nussdorf
no fixed departure times
Taxi operation between Schwedenplatz and Nussdorf
Registration and further information:
1060 Vienna, Millergasse 1/14