With a seating capacity nearing 50,000, the Ernst-Happel stadium near the Prater is the largest sporting venue in Vienna and is the...
Sidling up to the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in the Prater is Krieau, the track where Vienna’s trotting meets (tickets from €6) are held....
Gänsehäufel occupies half an island in the Alte Donau. It does get crowded in summer, but there’s normally enough space to escape the...
Pool, cafe, bistro and club converge in a former sauna – these days, you’ll sweat it up on the dance floor any given night. Pratersauna...
Karl Kolarik’s Schweizer Haus
Vienna’s premiere address for pork hocks.
The svelte Danube Island stretches some 21.5km from opposite Klosterneuburg in the north to the Nationalpark Donau-Auen in the south and splits the Danube in two, creating a separate arm known as the Neue Donau (New Danube). Created in 1970, it is Vienna’s aquatic playground, with sections of beach (don’t expect much sand) for swimming, boating and a little water skiing.
The tips of the island are designated FKK (Freikörperkultur ; free body culture) zones reserved for nudist bathers, who also enjoy dining, drinking, walking, biking and in-line skating au naturel – it’s quite a sight. Concrete paths run the entire length of the island, and there are bicycle and in-line-skate rental stores. Restaurants and snack bars are dotted along the paths, but the highest concentration of bars – collectively known as Sunken City and Copa Cagrana – is near Reichsbrücke and the U1 Donauinsel stop. In late June the island hosts the Donauinselfest (www.donauinselfest.at).