The Beautiful Old Danube...
everyday life becomes holiday.
The leisure paradise
Old Danube, which can be reached by underground coming from St. Stephens Square
in only seven minutes, sprawls right in front of the skyline setting of Vienna's
most modern district.
The stretch of water is almost 8km in length and up to half a kilometre in width
and with its side arms, bays and peninsulas offers something for everybodys
liking. The water quality is excellent and the public baths allow splashing and
swimming to one's heart's content. Rowing, electrical, pedal, and sailing boats
stand by to be taken for a ride by sun seekers and tourists from all over the
The numerous restaurants directly on the waterside, most of them can be reached
by boat, invite guests for taking a time out. Promenaders can also enjoy a
stroll on Vienna's first water walkway right to the national park “Donauauen”.
Furthermore events organised by the committee “Die Schöne Alte Donau” (Beautiful
Old Danube) cater for a large variety of leisure pursuits.
The blend of thrill and fun, pleasure and sport, romance and music woo visitors
to Vienna's leisure paradise from April to December – a successful mixture loved
by all generations.