Krapfenwald pool with a great view of the city
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Open-air swimming pools

Danube Island

For those who cannot do without a day at the pool, despite taking a city holiday, the 21 kilometer-long Danube Island offers pure beach pleasure: here, free sand and gravel beaches, sports facilities, restaurants and bars increase summertime enjoyment. Danube Island is the most popular local recreation area amongst the Viennese and can be reached in just a few minutes from the city centre on subway line U1. Further information

Old Danube - Gänsehäufel

On the banks of the Old Danube there are not only nostalgic summertime pools, but also boat rental points and the occasional restaurant terrace. Popular pools are the Old Danube lido and the Gänsehäufel lido: with pools, three natural beaches for bathing, a nudist section, wellness area and numerous showers on an area of 300,000 m², it is one of the biggest in Europe.

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Pools with a view

The Döblinger Pool, Schafberg Pool and Krapfenwald Pool offer a wonderful view of the city. At the Döblinger Pool, the lawns in the large orchard are a great place to unwind. The Krapfenwaldl Pool on the edge of the Vienna Woods draws the smartest crowd. The facility still exudes the nostalgic flair of the 1930s. The Schafberg Pool offers action for the whole family.


A boat in the Danube Canal with a pool on top: The Badeschiff offers the best way to go swimming in the middle of Vienna. The floating pool is 30 meters long and open until 8.00 pm. Swimmers can also find a cozy spot in the restaurant or at the bar in between dips in the pool, or afterwards.

Neuwaldegger Pool

Idyllic pool in the style of the 1920s, with many attractive, shady trees. The buffet is a secret tip, where the pool's owner does the cooking herself.

Schönbrunner Pool

An imperial swimming school was located here around 1900. Today, one of the city's loveliest summertime pool draws people here to an oasis of peaceful lawns, swimming pools, fitness and wellness areas (sauna) and a restaurant.

Stadium Pool

The extremely extensive pool complex in the Prater offers seven different pools for all sorts of activities, from splashing around to sporty lane swimming. At 165,000 square meters, it is one of the largest pool complexes in Europe.

Outdoor area of Therme Wien

The new Vienna thermal pool (Therme Wien) is the perfect place to enjoy an outdoor swim in summer: Sun worshipers will enjoy a 25-meter lap pool, a natural brine pool and a 13m-wide spring water pool. The other attractions include a beach volleyball court, boccia alley, hundreds of sun beds, outdoor massages and a summer bar.

More public baths in Vienna
You can find an overview of natural bathing spots in Vienna here (german)

Alte Donau beach pool

Arbeiterstrandbadstraße 91, 1220 Wien
  • Opening times

    • end of April to mid- May
      Mo-Fr 9-19, Sa-So 8-19
    • middle of May to the beginning of September
      Mo-Fr 9-20, Sa-So 8-20
    • beginning of September to mid- September
      Mo-Fr 9-19, Sa-So 8-19
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Moissigasse 21, 1220 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Anfang bis Mitte Mai Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 19:00
    • Sa - Su, 08:00 - 19:00
    • Mitte Mai bis Ende August Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Sa - Su, 08:00 - 20:00
    • on holidays, 08:00 - 20:00
    • Anfang September bis Mitte September Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 19:00
    • Sa - Su, 08:00 - 19:00
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Donaukanal (Schwedenplatz/Urania)
1010 Wien

Stadium Pool (Stadionbad) next to Ernst Happel Stadium

Meiereistraße 7
1020 Wien

Therme Wien - Vienna's thermal baths

Kurbadstraße 14
1100 Wien
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