Around the Vienna Major – experience beach feeling in Vienna


©Martin Steinthaler

Serving, spiking, sweating. And a mega atmosphere for the fans! Once again, from 31 July to 4 August 2019, Vienna will be the hotspot of the international beach volleyball scene – the A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch is coming to the city. Find out here what is happening all around the tournament on the Danube Island and which beach bars and parties you should not miss. 

The most important thing first: you don't have to worry about tickets for the matches. Access to the event area is traditionally free. So everyone has the chance to experience the matches up close. For seats in the stadium: first come - first served! But take note: anyone who books the beach volleyball package with an overnight stay in an Austria Trend Hotel definitely has access to the stadium!

The Major Vienna Beach Village

The size of the entire area is an unbelievable 60,000 m²; in addition to the Centre Court, the side courts and the VIP areas there is a huge Beach Village, which is open daily from 9.00 am. There is a lot to be discovered there. If you prefer to be lazy and cheer the players on from your deckchair, then you can relax in front of the large public viewing screens in Beach Village. Anybody else can jump on the trampolines, get a rush of adrenaline and then dive into the pool!

© Bernhard Horst

The beach village

The coolest activities in the Beach Village

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©Bernhard Horst


The hottest Beach Party Nights

After the players have physically given their all on the courts, the fans head for Vienna’s dance floors. Parties and warm summer nights in Vienna’s city. 

© Vienne City Beach Club / VCBC

Dancing is a sport as well

The best official beach parties

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©Vienne City Beach Club / VCBC


Bars with beach feeling

The heat is stifling, the glass is empty and the need for a relaxing beach bar is growing. Then it's off to the waters of the Danube to start the evening with a cool drink. At the hip Beachclub on the Danube Canal. Or on the bathing jetty with the wakeboard lift.

Pure holiday feeling

The coolest oases in Vienna’s city

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The best spots to cool down

A dip in the Danube is a must after a day in the Beach Village. The area around the beach volleyball tournament near the Danube Island is teeming with natural waters and bathing bays. We'll tell you about five particularly fine places here.

© Beach Majors GmbH

Into the wet after the game

The most beautiful natural bathing spots in Vienna

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©Beach Majors GmbH


Yogi Hagen

Yogi Hagen is an insatiable world traveller and a passionate cosmopolitan who feels at home in many places on this planet. For example, on one of her longer trips she took photos of travesty artists in Thailand. The journalist and photographer has been living in Vienna for several years, where she is also a fixed part of the queer community. She knows Vienna in all its facets and definitely knows which party you should not miss and where you can enjoy the best after-work drink.

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