Summer tips on the outskirts of Vienna

Let's go south!

The largest subterranean lake on the continent, idyllic places in the heart of industrial centres and a bathing lake with plenty of action – above all in summer a visit to the city’s southern borders is well worthwhile.


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    Seegrotte Hinterbrühl

    The largest underground lake in Europe - 6,200 m² - is located in Hinterbrühl on the outskirts of Vienna. In 1912, after a detonation in the former gypsum mine in Hinterbrühl, the lake was more or less created  by accident - and even the most adamant city dwellers are still impressed by this today.

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    Kahrteich Wiener Neudorf - Seerestaurant Oase

    You would not expect to find one of the most idyllic bathing areas in the immediate vicinity of the industrial area of Wiener Neudorf. But right there, hidden behind trees and bushes, the water is even so clean that not people not only swim but also dive. Also recommended:  the Seerestaurant Oasis right next to the lake.

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    100 days of summer

    If you are looking for a bit more excitement, you should make a detour to Brunn am Gebirge. Just a stone's throw from Vösendorf there are 100 days of summer swimming, beach volleyball, chilling, eating and drinking. It starts this year on April 28th.

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Off into the water!

For mermaids and mermen

In a big city like Vienna, there are lots of swimming pools but only a few have cool bars and culinary delights with urban flair. We show you the most central places to jump into a pool or the Danube when it is very hot – not forgetting food and drink!

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Chill-out beaches in the heart of the city

Sand and drinks 

Stick your feet in the sand in the centre of the city and drink a margarita while doing so? Yes, that is possible, with good food and great music into the bargain.

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A quiet spot please!

Lie back and relax

After all your hard work – sightseeing and co – it really is time to find a quiet place to relax. Why not grab a book and make yourself comfortable?



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Find your favourite place in the park

From park bench to tree trunk

Green areas and parks are the ideal places to get to know the quiet side of Vienna’s inner city. Whether on a picnic blanket or a shady bench, you can really relax in Vienna’s parks.

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Reserve your bench and breathe in history

Places to go in Vienna's inner city

You don’t always have to dash from one place to the next.  There is so much history in Vienna that there is always time for a history lesson on a bench.

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