Couple in front of the sunset on the Danube Canal
© WienTourismus/Peter Rigaud

City oases in summer

Just a few paces from Vienna's old city, trendy restaurants and bars along the Danube Canal provide that Riviera feeling with sandy beaches, music, cool cocktails and delicious food. Strandbar Herrmann at the Urania beckons with deckchairs, hammocks, lots of sand, and brunch at the weekend. On the roof terrace of the Klyo restaurant in Urania, cocktails come with a great view of the activities on the Danube Canal.

On the Badeschiff (pool boat) a few steps further along, an outdoor pool and refreshing drinks on the top deck are an attraction on hot summer days. The Motto am Fluss at the mooring point of the Twin City Liner is another hot-spot, with every seat on the terrace hotly sought-after in summer.

On the opposite side of the Danube Canal, the beach club Blumenwiese offers a restaurant and bar to its visitors. A little further, Adria Wien beckons with a large beer selection and burgers while Israeli cuisine, cocktails and DJs await at the hip Tel Aviv Beach. Right next door is an Art Nouveau jewel: The garden of the Otto Wagner Schützenhaus is the perfect place to enjoy the evening sun and Viennese cuisine.

Upstream at the U4 subway station Rossauer Lände is the Summer Stage. Numerous restaurants and leisure offerings provide a mix of pleasure, sport and culture, as well as relaxed view of the water.

From MuseumsQuartier to Cobenzl

Another good place to relax is the MuseumsQuartier: Hanging out in venues under the open sky, chilling out on trendy loungers, playing boules and listening to the weekend sounds of the DJs on the side – that's modern Viennese gemütlichkeit.

Right around the corner, the Volksgarten Pavillon is a tip for hot summer nights. The pavilion and its terraces form a green oasis with its own stream in the center of the city and were designed in the 1950s by the renowned architect Oswald Haerdtl. In the evenings, a wide range of DJ crews play at the turntables, with a different musical focus on each day of the week. Already legendary: Das Techno Café on Tuesday.

The biggest beach club in the city is Sand in the City on Heumarkt. Beneath palm trees and on the finest sand, people come to play volleyball, pump iron at the fitness facilities and refresh themselves afterwards at the food stalls. DJs provide the right atmosphere during the evenings.

Something's also happening on Danube Island: The Copa Beach has been created here with sand beaches, deckchairs, parasols, palms and pool area. Culinary catering, cool drinks and Ibiza sounds to match the sunset are provided by the offshoots of city center restaurants. Stand-up paddling is also really popular here.

Visitors at the Café Luftschloss Cobenzl can relax in lounge chairs and hammocks as they enjoy a magnificent view of Vienna. In addition to parties, art exhibitions, readings and concerts, this creative temporary project also offers “Wine Spritzer Thursdays” from May to September, featuring wine from the adjacent Cobenzl Vineyards and music by local performers.

Strandbar Herrmann

Herrmannpark (Donaukanal-Urania), 1030 Wien
  • Opening times

    • middle of April to the beginning of October
    • daily, 10:00 - 02:00
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Klyo

Uraniastraße 1, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:00 - 01:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   160  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 1200  cm  long ,   120  cm  wide
    • Elevator available
      • 180 cm wide and 240 cm low , Door 120 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
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Badeschiff

Donaukanal (Schwedenplatz/Urania), 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Bar daily, 08:00 - 01:00
    • Kitchen daily, 11:45 - 22:00
    • Pool in summer daily, 08:00 - 20:00
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Motto am Fluss

Schwedenplatz 2, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • café daily, 08:00 - 00:00
    • restaurant daily, 11:30 - 14:30
    • restaurant daily, 18:00 - 02:00
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Blumenwiese Beachclub - Restaurant - Bar

Obere Danaustraße 100, 1020 Wien
  • Opening times

    • beginning of May to the end of September
    • Mo - Sa, 11:00 - 00:00
    • Su, 11:00 - 22:00
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Adria Wien

Donaukanal, Obere Donaustraße/Salztorbrücke, 1020 Wien
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Tel Aviv Beach

Donaukanal - Schützenhaus, 1020 Wien
  • Opening times

    • April to October
    • in case of good weather daily, 12:00 - 00:00
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Otto Wagner Schützenhaus

Obere Donaustraße 26, 1020 Wien
  • Opening times

    • September - June daily, 11:00 - 00:00
    • July - August daily, 16:00 - 00:00
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MuseumsQuartier Vienna

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        6 parking spaces within the MuseumsQuartier complex
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair service in the MQ-Point by the main entrance: daily 10 am – 7 pm free rental (form of ID left as a deposit). Inductive audio systems in the auditoriums (Hall E + G).
      Seeing-eye dogs by prior arrangement with the respective cultural institutions.

    • Comments

      Access to all MuseumsQuartier institutions: no steps. All public elevators are suitable for wheelchairs.

       

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Volksgarten Pavillon

Burgring/Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien
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Summer Stage

Donaukanal, U4 Rossauer Lände, 1090 Wien
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Sand in the City

Lothringerstraße 22, 1030 Wien
  • Opening times

    • end of April to the beginning of September
    • daily, 14:00 - 00:00
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Copa Beach U1 station Donauinsel, Am Hubertusdamm exit

Donauinsel, 1220 Wien
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Café Luftschloss Cobenzl

Am Cobenzl 94, 1190 Wien
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