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People lying in the sun on loungers by the Danube Canal
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Rowing regatta on the Danube Canal

Things get hot at the sixth edition of the wienerachter#6 eights regatta when the fastest muscle-powered water craft go head to head. Wienerachter is part of the Capital Cup regatta series – a long-distance regatta held in Budapest, Zagreb and Vienna. The race in Vienna also has its own University Race.

At the Vienna Kanu Challenge visitors can experience a mass start with canoeists, paddlers and Canadian canoeists in Nussdorf. The top-flight athletes and hobby rowers battle for victory in direct competition with one another over the 6,000 m-long river section to the finish line below the Urania. There is also a separate competition for stand-up paddlers.

The dragon boat cup this time will take place on June 10 at the Vienna City Beach Club. Additional information is available on the organizer's website .

The promenades on both sides of the Danube Canal and the countless bridges offer good vantage points from which to follow the spectacle. Onlookers can also make themselves comfortable in the countless bars and restaurants strung along the Danube Canal and cheer on the rowers: from the Summer Stage to Tel Aviv Beach, the Schützenhaus, the Adria Wien, the Motto am Fluss, the Badeschiff, Café Urania and Strandbar Herrmann. The prize-giving and after-party will be held at Herrmann Strandbar.

Viennautica 2017

13 May 2017

  • 1.40 pm - Standup Paddling Tour (the biggest in Austria, now with 200 participants)
  • 2.55 pm - wienerachter, section 1
  • 4.25 pm - wienerachter, section 2
  • 6.20 pm - Vienna Kanu Challenge + Stand Up Paddling Race
  • 6.50 pm - wienerachter, section 3

Start: Nussdorf/Brigittenauer Sporn, 1220 Vienna
Finish: Urania, 1020 Vienna


Uraniastraße 1, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 20:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 30 Steps (Swinging doors   80  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
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Strandbar Herrmann

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

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