The best way to enjoy the beautiful blue Danube.
Watery frolics in the middle of Vienna.
The Danube of course is the city's - and the country's - most important and defining river, marking their destinies from the beginning. And it was a small fishing village that grew into what is Vienna today. So this closed-off loop that was once part of the Danube is particularly close to the hearts of many Viennese, and especially in warm weather is extremely popular as an idyllic getaway close to the city (reachable by U-bahn), where it's possible to waterski, windsurf, go sailing or kayaking, go to the beach, enjoy waterside dining or picnicking, or any number of activities.