Bodies of Water in Vienna

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  • Kyde1982
    Ähtäri, Finland53 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool atmosphere, decent priced beer and wine. Nice to sit for a while, grab few drinks and view the Danube and people walking by.
    Written October 9, 2023
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  • Jonathan G
    London, UK445 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This pool is just as good as in my older reviews. It is sited on the lower slopes of the Vienna Woods and has a panoramic view over the city, visible while you swim or sunbathe. It is a good sized chlorine-free pool set in extensive grounds where people picnic and sunbathe. Families often settle in for the day. There is a cafe and a snack bar, or take a home-made picnic. We noticed with pleasure that despite all the picnicing going on, there was no litter to be seen anywhere. There are two childrens pools as well as the deeper main pool.

    There is an all-day entry fee, a lower one applicable after 13:00, and a further reduction after 16:00.

    On arriving you get a ticket at the cashier's window outside, then go inside and hand the ticket back in at the indoor desk (traditional Austrian practice). Go on to the large single-sex communal changing rooms which are spacious and very clean. There are lockers which take 1E or 2E coins as deposit, returned when you put the key back in. (If you want a family changing cabin instead of using the changing rooms, these can be rented from the indoor desk).

    To get to the pool, get tram 38 out from the city centre to it's terminus at Grinzing and change to bus 38A. Get off at the Krapfenwaldgasse stop ( a screen display inside the bus tells you when you are approaching each stop) and walk for a few minutes down Krapfenwaldgasse to the baths.
    Written August 18, 2023
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  • Heda
    Baja, Hungary28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In Donaustadt Vienna you can find a place where you can swim with your dog during the summer. It is a big natural lake, one side is petfriendly, the another side is childfriendly ( not enter with dogs), but there are a lot of sandy and shady place. The lake water is clean, warm, and there are some toilets. You can walking around the lake on the circle path. A little nature in the middle of city.
    Written October 17, 2019
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  • MKMapman
    Milton Keynes, UK1,709 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Kaiserwasser is connected to the Alte Donau river, but is almost wholly enclosed. On its Southern edge there is a partly shaded, large grassy area which is a popular picnicking and swimming spot in summer. There are a few concrete steps to get into the water, which is acceptably clean (I swam three days and had no ill effects!); the bottom is a little stony but you don't need any footwear.

    As it's not part of the main river, there are no boats, and the water warms up quite quickly in sunny weather. It shelves gently down from the shore; I could start swimming about 5m out, and was out of my depth when about 20m out, so is relatively safe for children, too. And as a small body of water there's no tides or waves. The biggest danger is probably from swans, which sometimes swim in the area, but they seem used to human swimmers and ignore you unless you get too close.

    There are no lifeguards, showers or lockers, so be careful not to leave valuables unattended. Having said that, it also seems to be an area with very little crime, so I risked leaving my hotel room card (which had no room number on it) and a basic ID in case of emergency with my clothes. It's about 5 minutes’ walk from the Vienna International Centre (and U-bahn); if you are very well organised you can get across to it for a quick swim in a lunch break from a meeting!
    Written July 2, 2019
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  • jaynice1
    Nice, France658 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a very good spot to find the River Danube as romantic as it should be... Nothing to be crazy about as the banks of the river are prety empty of beautiful landscaping, only buiding along the river
    Written February 23, 2023
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