Family on a boat on the Old Danube
© WienTourismus/Paul Bauer

Summer days on the Old Danube

The Old Danube is a centrally located recreational paradise and a calm body of water that has something to offer for every taste and is also frequently visited by the Viennese.

Visitors are particularly enchanted by the romantic events in spring and summer. There are all sorts of possibilities for the perfect break and unforgettable moments on the water: A special Mother's Day surprise with arranged floral greeting, a romantic full-moon ride with Prosecco, or the popular Light Festival on the Old Danube should not be missed!. Make sure you reserve your boat in time at:

About 500 row boats, electric and paddle boats are awaiting vacationers from around the world. The waters are also very popular among sailors; it was on the Old Danube, after all, that the first sailing regatta on Austrian waters took place. And at Stand-Up-Paddling, visitors can experience Vienna's waterways from a whole new perspective. More information at:

Numerous outdoor pools, such as the famous "Gänsehäufel", have excellent water quality and tempt visitors to enjoy many pleasant hours at the beach. About forty restaurants - most located directly on the water - ensure carefree hours from April to October. Particularly idyllic are the restaurants Zur Alten Kaisermühle, La Crêperie, the Bootshaus, the Ufertaverne and Strandgasthaus Birner.

The Old Danube has a long tradition for the Viennese people. Learn more about Vienna’s Aquaculture.

Tip: In the same place, the Schinakl restaurant rents out unique, ecological "swimming islands" with cozy sofas, tables and sun terraces, and a "dining on board" service directly from the restaurant if required. More information at:

Stand Up Paddling & Kayak Center Wien

Moissigasse 21, 1220 Wien
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Zur Alten Kaisermühle

Fischerstrand 21A, 1220 Wien
  • Opening times

    • daily, 11:30 - 23:00
    • Only Th to Su from middle/end of September until shortly before Christmas, winter break: January and February
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Das Bootshaus Alte Donau

An der unteren Alten Donau 61, 1220 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 11:30 - 23:00
    • Sa - Su, 09:00 - 23:00
    • on holidays, 09:00 - 23:00
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An der Oberen Alten Donau 186, 1220 Wien
  • Opening times

    • April daily, 12:00 - 21:00
    • Mai - August daily, 09:00 - 00:00
    • September daily, 09:00 - 21:00
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Strandgasthaus Birner

An der Oberen Alten Donau 47, 1210 Wien
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Schinakl Boat Rental

Laberlweg 19, 1220 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   120  cm  wide )
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Die Insel-Boote sind auch für Rollstuhlfahrer sowie Kinderwägen geeignet. Keine speziellen Plätze, Sitzordnung kann entsprechend adaptiert werden.
      Parkplätze mehr als 100 m entfernt.
      Kein Behinderten-WC (Toiletten stufenlos erreichbar)

    • Comments

      The island boats are also suitable for wheelchair users, as well as baby carriages. No special seats, seating arrangements can be adapted accordingly.
      Parking more than 100 m away.
      No wheelchair-accessible restroom (access to toilets without stairs).

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