In summer, the Danube Canal is a lively place to be: Flex, Badeschiff, Neni am Wasser and Strandbar Herrmann provide all sorts of entertainment - both outside and indoors. Further upstream, towards Spittelau, a club by the name of Grelle Forelle brings a breath of fresh air to Vienna’s party scene.
The Grelle Forelle has two floors offering a sound between House, Techno and Minimal. A booking here does not offer mainstream artists, but famous names from the underground. The international DJs regularly play to a full house on Fridays and Saturdays - the club is closed for the rest of the week. Sometimes they have concerts.
With an area of 1,000 square meters, the Grelle Forelle has plenty of space for dancing. Highlights are the sound system specially designed for the club and the lighting concept of the Viennese visualist collective Neon Golden, which also makes keen reference to the fish motif inside the club. A bit of daylight also falls into the club through the glass bricks in the early morning hours.
The Grelle Forelle also has a few unique aspects: admission from 21 years of age only and no photography allowed. The club on the Spittelauer Lände may not be exactly easy to find, but the effort is well worthwhile. Follow the fish symbols along the Danube Canal and you're on the right track. The fastest way to get there is from the Spittelau subway station.