Danube Island: the green heart of Vienna

Swimming, sports & recreational fun in Vienna

Danube Island is a recreational paradise and leisure area near the Wiener Prater. There are fantastic possibilities on the 21 km long island, which is surrounded by the idyllic Danube. Active sporty types and those seeking relaxation will find numerous places on the Danube Island. Whether it’s swimming on the family beach, relaxing on the sandy CopaBeach or hiking, cycling or playing beach volleyball.

Family-friendly swimming on the Danube Island

Extensive but not overcrowded – that’s what makes swimming on the green island of Vienna, the Danube Island so special. A swimming day on the Danube Island is ideal for a family holiday in Vienna, especially for parents with children. In addition to the family beach with shallow water, the 5,000 m² water playground with waterfall & water play equipment is also a pure pleasure for your children. Anyone who likes being on the water instead of in the water can rent a pedal boat, rowing boat or electric boat to explore the Danube. And if you just want to relax, then a detour to the sandy CopaBeach is a must. While you relax, your children build sand castles or enjoy a ride in the children’s canoe or the e-scooter.

Be sporty while hiking, jogging & more on the Danube Island in Vienna

It’s easy for you to be sporty on the Danube Island because the wide range of activities on offer promises the right activity for every athlete. Long hiking or cycling tours, an exciting beach volleyball match, cool moves while skating or challenging climbing in the Danube Island climbing park. The absolute family highlight is the “Danube Jumping” facility near the Reichsbrücke bridge. At the world’s largest trampoline facility you will have lots of fun jumping into the air as an adult too.

Summer open air in Vienna: the Danube Island Festival

After sporty action, treat yourself to a picnic together and take a leisurely break. A visit to the Danube Island next to the Summerstage terrace on the Danube Canal is a real experience, especially in the summer. The smell of freshly barbecued food wafts from everywhere and numerous sports and cultural events provide entertainment. One event in particular should be highlighted: the Danube Island Festival, which takes place annually in June. The biggest and free open air in Europe offers three days of different live concerts. National as well as international musicians from different musical genres provide a great atmosphere on the Viennese island. A unique festival in the middle of the beautiful Austrian capital.

Enquire about a summer holiday in Vienna


"The perfect place to stay in Vienna"
Cristina T - Constanta, Romania - TripAdvisor
Book directly


"Beautiful boutique hotel"
jdsvarley - Doha, Qatar - TripAdvisor
Book directly


"Modern design and nice services"
StalniGost - Belgrade, Serbia - TripAdvisor
Book directly