Bodies of Water in Vienna

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Bodies of Water in Vienna

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  • Cindy C
    Columbia, MO49 contributions
    We went there on a rainy day so it was not pretty in general. It was kind of nice on the inner island side. But the buildings on the city side made the river look worse. Maybe it is better to go to countryside to enjoy the river.
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • James Peterson
    Venice, Italy7 contributions
    We visited this charming pool on our last day in Vienna. We went in the morning and took the U Bahn and Bus, it was very easy to access. The pool is not heated so I would recommend that you go on a day when it is sunny as it can be a struggle to get warm. The views are wonderful and it’s well worth the small excursion from the rest of the city.
    Written August 26, 2019
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  • AndyN
    Vienna, Austria2,058 contributions
    This beach is very old. It used to be a public bath since the 19th century and it is still a popular place to go.
    Written October 17, 2017
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  • MKMapman
    Milton Keynes, UK1,568 contributions
    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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  • Heda
    Baja, Hungary28 contributions
    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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