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Alte Donau

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Address: Vienna 1220, Austria

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Great swimming spot

On a hot afternoon the family set off in search of a cool swimming area and we were advised to try out this place. It was excellent and very inexpensive. Open air swimming in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Neil H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a hot afternoon the family set off in search of a cool swimming area and we were advised to try out this place. It was excellent and very inexpensive. Open air swimming in a safe lagoon type area off the main river . Life guards were in attendance . Definitely worth a visit, kids loved diving off the pontoons!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The river is very clean. We rented an electric boat for one hour and kids had a lot of fun. We then went to one of the public beaches. Highly recommended for summer days.

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Marchegg, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Loved by the VIenese in the 60.ties, gradualy turned in a huge leisure facility due to the new business and housing complex. You can swim in this so called "Old Danube", an arm of the famous River. Sailing and motorboat rentals, nice pedestrian parcours and gastronomic offer covers every taste. International flair due UN Headquarters, Foreign Missions and Multinacinal Companies.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Now many people coming to Vienna will probably not include this place in their itinerary. But i would say if you have good time in your hand then please don't miss it. On U1 line towards Leopoldau, there are two stations Donauinsel and Alte Donau. Many might wonder what's the difference, Simple answer is go see the map you will... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

From Stephansplatz you can take subway line 1 to the Alte Donau. It's a great recreation area for sailing ans swimming and very popular with local people. During summer time - and summers can be very hot in Vienna - this is an ideal place to find some cooler air.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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 via mobile

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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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.