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Swimming in Donau

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My favorite place in Vienna. If it happens to you to be there in the summer, don't miss this place, as it is so beautiful. I recommend renting a boat (cheap and easy to ride) and go around the lake, then choose one of the restaurants overlooking the area for a tasty meal and some beers. You will have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great restaurants with local food, nice water for swiming. There is a lot of docks where you can put your towel and go to swim.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Danube has a new and old part - the canal and the river itself is further out of Vienna. Boat rides are very expensive and it's difficult to know where to go apart from a boat ride. I don't think we saw the Cabal/river at its best. Do your research and decide what you want to do in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was the highlight of our visit. A hot sunny sunday, we rented a paddle boat and went swimming from it. No need to go to the paying beaches, where you have to queue to get in. So much better than a pool!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After 3 days of walking/sight seeing in temps in the mid 30's, the staff in our wonderful hotel (Kaiserhof Wein) suggested we take the nearby underground to this delightful lake. In 10 mins we were transported from a dusty, littered and crowded Vienna to a cool oasis where we could walk in the shade or rent a boat or canoe.... More 

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Mariahilf
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.