Summer in the city: What you can experience in Vienna in summer 2023

Summer has begun and already looks promising 🙂 We have collected a few tips for you on how to spend summery days and evenings in Vienna. We wish you a wonderful, relaxing holiday and look forward to an energetic new semester!

Donauinsel: Enjoy relaxing bathing days 🏖️

Summer in Vienna is one thing above all: hot. But Vienna is one of the few large cities to have a unique recreational area, the Danube Island, which is well connected to the transport network. The 21-kilometre-long Danube Island has something for everyone in summer and promises pure cooling on hot days. The best way to reach the numerous bathing areas is by public transport (U1, U2 and U6) or by bus or tram. The island is also easily accessible by bike. Bathing on the Danube Island is free of charge (except for the bathing beaches for which a fee is charged) and the water quality is constantly checked – so nothing stands in the way of a relaxing day of swimming on the Danube Island.

Cultural summer throughout Vienna: Culture takes place outside💃

The cultural summer 2023 promises a broad programme for different target groups. The popular open-air festival always takes place Thursday to Sunday on various stages in Vienna. Over 500 acts from the local art and culture scene, including cabaret, music, performance, dance and theatre, will take place until 13 September. Program and further info cultural summer 2023.

Sports in the Prater & on the WU Campus🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

The green Prater is a true oasis, especially for passionate runners: To the left and right of the main avenue runs an unpaved path that is ideal as a running route. The route from the Lusthaus to the Praterstern measures a total of 4 kilometres, with markings every 100 metres – ideal for interval training runs and cycling. But also away from the main avenue, the green Prater offers plenty of sports and recreational opportunities.

Tip 🏀: The nearby WU campus also offers several opportunities for sports: a table tennis table, for example, or a basketball court in the open spaces are available to all sports enthusiasts free of charge. On WU’s other social media channels, such as the Facebook page, you can find more information about the sports fields on the WU campus.