It is summer in the capital of Austria and it is hot again. To escape the summer heat and to soak up some summer atmosphere, the Viennese flock to the city’s many beach clubs. While sipping a beer, wine or cocktail in the sun in comfortable beach lounger visitors can bury their feet in the sand and feel like on holiday.
In addition to cold drinks and some good food, they offer visitors an opportunity to escape from the daily routine – every day, seven days a week. The Danube Canal and the Old Danube – a former branch of the Danube River – are great places to take off and relax during the day It is amazing what you can see here – Rimini-flair in the middle of the city. This is a list of the most popular beach clubs in Vienna, all of which are well worth a visit.
This beach bar in Herrmann Park near Urania on the border with the 1st district, has been around since 2005. This is a sandy oasis in the middle of Vienna, which is highly recommended, and definitely worth a visit. The comfortable deck chairs are in great demand here – to secure one it is best to come before the end of office hours or be quick when somebody leaves – but this does not happen very often. At weekends, visitors are also offered jazz brunches, yoga & more. Further information is available on the beach club’s website. Further information is available on the beach club’s website.
- When: Mo – Fr: 02:00pm – 02:00am, Sa/Su: 10:00am -02:00night
- Where: Herrmannpark, 1030 Vienna
- Information: Strandbar Herrmann
From Strandbar Herrmann beach club, cross the Aspern Bridge (Aspernbrücke) to get to the other side of the Danube Canal, where there are some other beaches. On the way there, visitors will pass the Pool Boat (Badeschiff) and even though it does not have a beach it is one of most beautiful locations in Vienna, where you can unwind and have a nice meal – the Holy Moly is highly recommended. While swimming in the Danube Canal is not recommended, you can jump in the pool to cool off and enjoy a cocktail on the sun deck afterwards.
- When: daily 10:00am – 01:00night
- Where: Donaukanal-Franz-Josefs-Kai 4, 1010 Vienna
- Information: Badeschiff Wien
One could be forgiven for thinking that this is the Adriatic, as Adria Wien offers deck chairs, cocktails, a beach and a varied programme. In terms of food, it offers everything from Thai cuisine and Italian cuisine through to vegan food – visitors are spoiled for choice here This place is great to visit even in bad weather as visitors can find shelter in the “Glasshouse” pavilion Details of the varied programme, including panel discussions, readings, exhibitions or jazz are available on Adriaâ€™s website.
- When: daily from 04:00pm
- Where: Obere Donaustraße 77, 1020 Wien
- Information: Adria Wien
One could also call this location in Vienna a surfer chill-out zone. Vienna has a wakeboard lift where beginners and advanced can pursue their wakeboard activities. The “Wake Up” is situated right next to the lift and frequented by wakeboarders as well as sun-worshippers, who chill out, hang around the beach bar, or enjoy fine dining in the restaurant. In addition to “surf atmosphere,” it offers spectacular views of the Danube River and the surrounding nature. This is a must-visit place for chill-out lovers and still within easy reach – simply take the underground to U2 Doaustadtbrücke station.
- Whenn: daily 10:00am – 00:00midnight
- Where: Am Wehr 1, 1220 Wien
- Information: Wake Up