The Danube Island – a Recreational Paradise
The 21 kilometer long Danube island is not only the favorite recreational region of the Viennese, it is also an unforgettable experience for visitors to Vienna. The Danube Island can be reached from the city center in just a few minutes via the subway lines U1 and U6. An expansive network of trails invites the athletically inclined to hike, jog, cycle and skate. Bathing areas with flat beaches as well as natural bathing sites, a water slide, a surfing school, a water ski lift and a boat rental service offer plenty of opportunities for fun on and in the water.
Here are a few Danube Island tips for the entire family...
For families with (small) children, the 250 meter long family beach offers safe and child-friendly bathing fun.
The freely accessible beach of fine gravel is protected by a number of small islands just off shore, the maximum water depth is one meter and the sunbathing areas on the shore have a soft incline toward the water. A restaurant, an ice cream stand, a playground and toilet facilities can all be found nearby.
Water Playground on the Danube Island
On the 5,000 square meter water playground (free admission), children can splash about, jump in puddles and experiment with water to their heart's content.
A stream begins from a spring on a hill and falls into a pond over a waterfall. Small captains can cross the pond on a rope ferry or on a 15-meter suspended bridge. Water toys invite children to experiment, and transport along the Danube can be demonstrated with a real ship lock. In the meander zone, new river banks and sand castles can be built from mud. Showers are available for the "return to civilization".
A separate, fenced-in play area for safe splashing is available for children under three.
Danube Island Climbing Park
At the Danube Island climbing park, fearless visitors can climb to stations at up to 10 meters under the watchful care of trained climbing guides.
On the upper platforms, they will be rewarded by a wonderful view of the surroundings. High safety standards are always followed. Every climber is equipped with a helmet and harness and secured with a double-run safety rope.
Island info center on the Danube Island
The employees of the island info center next to the water playground are happy to inform you of what awaits you on the Danube Island and how you can find it. A mobile info team with electric bicycles also travels the Danube Island to assist visitors with tips and answers to questions.
Family bathing beach on the New DanubeDonauinsel, 1220 Wien
Danube Island water playgroundDonauinsel, 1220 Wien
Climbing Park on Danube Island (Donauinsel-Kletterpark)Am Kaisermühlendamm 53, 1220 Wien
Inselinfo - Information Center on the Danube IslandDonauinsel, 1220 Wien