Idyllic swimming & fun in the water in Vienna

Pure refreshment during your summer holiday in the Austrian capital

Wonderful weather, hot temperatures and the scent of sun cream all around. That’s pure summer. Swimming refreshing lengths in cool water makes it even more wonderful. A visit to the outdoor pool or natural pool is ideal for this. Your holiday destination, the city of Vienna, is full of them. Pack a bikini or swimming trunks for your holiday in Vienna and treat yourself to a whole day of relaxing swimming and sunbathing in Vienna.

Popular & free public outdoor swimming pools in Vienna

The most popular and free seaside resort in Vienna is Danube Island, which is not overcrowded due to how vast it is. Different beaches offer swimming fun for everyone. Whether it’s family-friendly swimming at the family beach with shallow water, water sports action with stand up paddling at the sandy CopaBeach or liberal sunbathing in the “FKK” nudist zones.

Families with children combine swimming fun with a visit to a green park in the Augarten. While at the free “Arbeiterstrandbad” on the Alte Donau a huge sunbathing lawn with numerous swimming options awaits you on a natural shore. The river bay, which is also free to the public, is a smaller area. The little beach is in a quiet location and also on the Alte Donau at Dampfschiffhaufen.

Idyllic swimming in Vienna city centre & the countryside

In addition to the popular and free lidos, there are countless other spots for swimming in Vienna’s idyllic surroundings in the middle of the city. Whether it’s the Angelibad children’s pool, the Krapfenwaldbad with a fantastic view over the city of Vienna or the Gänsehäufel lido on its own island surrounded by the Alte Donau. Summer resorts further away, such as Schillerwasser, Mühlwasser or Alte Naufahrt, are particularly popular due to their quiet and natural surroundings and can be reached easily by public transport.

And if they are not the right thing for you, the team on reception at The Harmonie Vienna hotel will be happy to help you with further tips for swimming during your family holiday in Vienna.

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