City oases in summer

12 May

City oases in summer

Summer in Vienna is best enjoyed in the open air. Numerous bars and restaurants – above all on the Danube Canal – offer the perfect place to chill out, and shorten the warm summer nights. Just a few paces from Vienna’s old city, trendy beach bars along the Danube Canal provide that Riviera feeling with music, cool cocktails and delicious food. Strandbar Herrmann at the Urania is not only a hotspot during the evenings. Drop on by at the weekend for brunch from 10.00 am, accompanied by jazz on Saturdays.

On the Badeschiff (Pool Boat) a few steps further along, an outdoor pool and refreshing cocktails on the top deck are an attraction on hot summer days. On dry land, visitors can enjoy a beer garden and, for the first time this year, a fish market with freshly grilled fish specialties. The Motto am Fluss at the mooring point of the Twin City Liner is another hotspot, with every seat on the terrace occupied in summer. The outdoor area of the nearby Flex Café is also a crowd-puller in good weather.

On the opposite side of the Danube Canal, the Adria Wien and the Tel Aviv Beach, with its DJs and Israeli cuisine, are popular meeting points. The Wiener Schützenhaus right next door is a new location for this year. The building constructed by Otto Wagner also has a garden, where guests can enjoy the evening sun.

Upstream at the U4 subway station Rossauer Lände is the Summer Stage, which offers a mix of enjoyment, sport and culture as well as a relaxing view of the water. A bit further along is Pier 9, which offers visitors not only good food, but also a climbing wall.

Upstream at the U4 subway station Rossauer Lände is the Summer Stage, which offers a mix of enjoyment, sport and culture as well as a relaxing view of the water. Another good place to relax is the MuseumsQuartier: hanging out in venues under the open sky, chilling out on trendy loungers, playing boules and listening to the weekend sounds of the DJs on the side – that’s modern Viennese gemütlichkeit.

The biggest beach club in the city is “Sand in the City” on Heumarkt. Beneath palm trees and on the finest sand, people come to play volleyball, pump iron at the fitness facilities and refresh themselves afterwards at the food stalls. DJs provide the right atmosphere during the evenings.

Herrmann’s beach bar (Strandbar Herrmann)
1., Danube Canal at the Urania
www.strandbar-herrmann.at

Badeschiff
1., Danube Canal between Schwedenbrücke and Urania
Fish market from Thursday to Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
www.badeschiff.at

Flex Café
1., Danube Canal / Augartenbrücke
www.flex.at

Adria Wien
2., Danube Canal between Salztorbrücke and Augartenbrücke
www.adriawien.at

Tel Aviv Beach
2., Danube Canal at Schützenhaus
www.tlvbeach.at

Wiener Schützenhaus
2., Danube Canal, ramp at Augartenbrücke
From 14 May 2011

Motto am Fluss
1., Franz-Josefs-Kai/Schwedenplatz
www.motto.at/mottoamfluss

MuseumsQuartier
7., Museumsplatz
www.mqw.at

Summer Stage
9., at the U4 subway station Rossauer Lände
www.summerstage.co.at

Pier 9
9., Spittelauer Lände 12
www.pier9.at

Sand in the City
3., Lothringerstrasse 22
www.sandinthecity.at