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Address: Vienna 1220, Austria
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Enjoyable Modern Recreational center

This is surely the leisure oasis on the Danube,a specially created large recreational area.It is easy to reach from the underground from Stephansplatz & once you arrive here, you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is surely the leisure oasis on the Danube,a specially created large recreational area.It is easy to reach from the underground from Stephansplatz & once you arrive here, you can immediately notice the contrast to the surrounding landscape to the charming & idyllic atmosphere here.All round one sees sand,gravel,grassy beaches,bathing coves & play grounds for ball games.In fact there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

If you have some spare time left you really should take a ride to the 'old danube'. It's a wonderful relaxing spot at the water where you feel outside the city. You can rent a boat, go for a walk, lay in the sun or take a bath. Truly relaxed you'll return to the city...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It was extremely hot and a bunch of us went to the river to swim. It's free and easily accessible via the metro. The swim is free and the views, banks etc are clean and beautiful. The water is warm and If you choose to boat it is very reasonable. Between 4 people it's about 5 euros each. I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Been in central european cities for nearly 3 weeks and it's been above 30C most of the time. Had access to a hotel pool in Prague, went to the baths in Budapest but hadn't yet swam in Vienna. Take the underground line U1 to Alter-Donau and from there walk west for 5 mins. It cost us 12 euros for a... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The water is very clean and it is quite simple to find a spot by the river to lay down a blanket or towel and slide right into the water. Be careful, though, because close to the shore the rocks are covered in algae and kelp, while farther in, the riverbed also has long tendrils of kelp. It is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I was really surprised because I am little obsessed with cleanliness. I don´t like swimming in natural places like ponds, rivers etc. But Donau it´s really different: the water is clean and refreshing. The beaches around the river are crowded with bars, umbrellas, even sand. We swam across the Donau and there were no boats as it is closed for... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We keep visiting Alte Donau with guests or family. It is great during a hot summer day - not heat near the water, swimming is perfect, water is wet and clean :) One can hire a boat and research surroundings. Park and swim:) Plenty of small cafes are nearby. Free and private beaches are available for any taste too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This beautiful place alongwith the Danube River is very easy to reach at by metro.Nice sunbathing areas with comfortable facilities available are at yr service.Plenty of cafes and eateries are also offering various kinds of good meals at reasonable price range.Good option to relax in any part of this nice place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We couldn't find the non paying beach despite walking half km or so. When we asked were told the lakeshore is privately owned. Not much happening in pay beach area so we didn't go in. Across street is a Chinese style building and behind that is a large park area that would be wonderful if you had small children. Playground... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We loved the time spent in and on the river Donau. You can jump and swim, stop at a cafe, lie out in the sun and see lots of beautiful homes.

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Vienna’s sixth district hosts high street shopping heaven and pedestrian area Mariahilfer Strasse. The weirdest local building is probably the city aquarium Haus des Meeres, housed in one of Vienna’s six remaining World War II defense towers, and topped with a rooftop bar that offers stunning views over Vienna and the center. One of the most historic sites in the area is the passageway of 18th century Raimundhof with its small shops and cafés. It leads from Mariahilfer Strasse to Windmühlgasse. For a glimpse into the world of early 19th century theater, visit Semperdepot, the former depository for theater decoration, which now hosts art exhibitions and fairs.