Activities for the whole family around Vienna

At some point you will have had enough culture and want to get out of the city - experience something completely different for a change. Nothing is easier than that: the nearby Wachau (the most picturesque stretch of the Danube Valley), the Danube Island with its cycle paths and the huge, modern thermal baths in Oberlaa are easily accessible destinations for a day trip. And if you want to look deeply into the Viennese soul, then visit the Central Cemetery. 


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    By boat through the Wachau

    The much-sung Wachau - who has not heard of it? It is near enough for a day’s excursion from Vienna and the beautiful “Blue Danube” is perfect for a boat trip. A boat trip from Vienna via Tulln to Dürnstein and back is possible in one day. Or you can book a bus/boat combination with a touch of culture in Melk or Krems. But one thing should always be included: the wine from the Wachau.

    ©DDSG Blue Danube
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    Danube Island cycle paths

    The Danube Island is sacred to the Viennese! Once the area was "only" the floodplain, but since the Danube has been regulated, the island is much more than just the excavation material from the bypass channel. It is a recreational paradise for the whole family – including four-legged friends - where you can not only swim, run and relax, but enjoy especially good cycling. It is over 40 kilometres long and also part of the popular Danube Cycle Route from Passau to Bratislava.

    ©WienTourismus/Christian Stemper
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    Therme Wien - Vienna’s Thermal Spa

    The sulfuric springs of Vienna, the first of which was discovered as early as the 1930s, are the most effective in Europe. Following the extension of the underground, the Therme Wien is located quasi in the city and not in the once incorporated suburb of Oberlaa. Here you will find hot water, fitness equipment, spa treatments and a world of adventure for kids who want to let off steam in the water.

    ©Therme Wien
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    Central Cemetery - Zentralfriedhof

    The Central Cemetery is larger than the inner city of Vienna - what does that say about the Viennese? Some had the tombstone made during their lifetime by Adolf Loos, others received a grave of honour, others are forgotten - in the Jewish cemetery. Beethoven and Mozart are buried here, as well as the writers Friedrich Torberg and Arthur Schnitzler. People still make pilgrimages to the last resting place of famous Austrian characters such as Hans Moser and Falco - to name but a few of Vienna's most beloved dead.

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