Danube Canal (Donau Kanal)
Danube Canal (Donau Kanal)
3.5
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This offshoot of the Danube River flows through the city just north of the downtown area and, with paved pathways lining its banks, makes for a pleasant stroll.
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Leigh M
Aberdeen, UK115 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Worst city boat cruise we have ever done. It’s mad that the city is so beautiful and clean and this area is absolutely awful, such a contrast. We thought it would be stunning. Huge sewage entry point, a multi story car park, a waste water plant and a hideous blue and gold chimney. No wonder our concierge couldn’t recommend it, the booking lady was almost laughing when we asked which city sights we would see! None…. I know you can’t make a river flow past historical sights but what a let down this area is to such a stunning city
Written March 30, 2023
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goodLukeOrd
Kilsyth, UK34 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
Standing here, one gets a whiff of putrid smell. Garbage floating is completely unacceptable. But nice view.
Written August 9, 2020
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QuinnDM
Miami, FL31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Solo
Vienna's Danube Canal area is a great place to walk, run, bike, cross-country ski, or just to sit and contemplate the passing water. It's uncrowded and clean, at least in the winter.

Sadly, it seems that graffiti is more than just permitted; it's encouraged. I understand the argument for graffiti as a vernacular, urban art form. The problem is, most of what you see along the canal falls into one or more of the following categories: someone's "street" name in line lettering, someone's "street" name in block or bubble lettering, angry political commentary, or something doing something unprintable with some other thing (including, creatively enough, a turtle by its own shell).

Not all "art" is worth looking at, is the point, and the graffiti along Vienna's Danube Canal overwhelms what would otherwise be a peaceful and charming public space.
Written January 12, 2014
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Commutergirl
Vienna, Austria6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Did this cruise today. One of the most boring river cruises I have ever done. Poor commentary & little to see. My wife thought it included going onto the Danube River however it doesn’t. Best thing about it was the air conditioning which was refreshing on a hot day in Vienna.
Written August 21, 2018
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zdaati
Vienna, Austria4,552 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
On a sunny day it us great to walk the banks of the danube channels and just sit or relax, normaly you would have lots of places open for a drink or a bite to eat but due to covid that is closed. This is a nice small bridge called marienbrucke with a statue on it and the banks below close to schwedenplatz
Written March 8, 2021
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Andy B
Southampton, UK100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
What more can be said about this wonderful place? I approached by the Danube and saw immediately a choice of lovely,and lively,canals,these are an incredibly intimate way to see Vienna,with many sites and venues available exclusively to the waterway and water users,a definite must see due to the works of art and casual cafés
Written January 13, 2020
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Jitendra sadh
New Delhi, India24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is really very good canal cruise which continue to sea, the most important part of ship to sail from canal to sea through lock channel where level of canal is upgraded to sea
Written August 30, 2019
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Marzia
Puglia, Italy53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
It was the first landmark we saw in Vienna: I was surprised as I didn't expect a place like that. It's very cool, plenty of bars and some of them have beach chairs. You can enjoy a beer or a walk among graffitis. Even at night it's colorful due to the lights. So Vienna revealed us its modern side. Stunning city.
Written August 7, 2019
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Paul J
Leicester, UK467 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We walked to the Danube canal from the centre of Vienna and were disappointed to see so much graffiti on the banks. Having just come from the lovely blue Danube in Budapest (and the river cruises there) we just didn't find it attractive enough - a shame really. Probably appeals more to the youngsters.
Written July 26, 2019
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Old_Waspy
Sleaford, UK1,763 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Despite the warnings from some Tripadvisor contributors that the canal area can be a bit seedy we did go along and look for ourselves. Sadly, the part we visited adjacent to the Augartenbrucke was much as reported - lots of graffiti and a general run down appearance. We are both in our 60s and it really did not appeal to us at all; however, the bars and terraces were very busy with younger folk to whom I guess it was full of character and life!
Written July 1, 2019
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