In this article we will reveal the most beautiful, refreshing and cosy activities and highlights for summer in Vienna.
1. Vienna film festival at Vienna's town hall square
65 days filled with music, opera and dance on the big screen: that's the summer film festival on Vienna's Rathausplatz. Every day top productions from all over the world await you, which you can watch under the open sky with free admission. Various food trucks with international snacks and meals will ensure your physical well-being.
The film festival takes place from the end of June to the beginning of September.
2. Summerstage in Vienna
The Summerstage at the Danube Canal in Vienna feels like the largest terrace in the country. Here you can end the day with a cool drink or two and culinary delights. Sometimes there is even live music! The view of the Danube Canal from the Summerstage is also unique and makes the place not only a cosy one, but also a cool one.
The Summerstage is usually open from mid April to mid September.
3. Diving into the underground of Vienna
When the hottest days of the year are approaching, we recommend you to simply escape into the cool underground of the city. The Third Man Tour takes you through the underground of Vienna and is a highlight especially for movie fans.
The tours take place from May to October, Thursday to Sunday and cost 10€ per person. Advance reservation by telephone is necessary.
4. Yoga in the parks of Vienna
Yoga in a studio is too boring for you? You would rather like to practice outdoors and in the green? Well, then the initiative "Yoga in the Park" is just the right thing for you! In many parks in Vienna numerous yogis meet to exercise together in the fresh air. Furthermore, the initiative also collects donations for various projects.
Whether Augarten, Stadtpark or Türkenschanzpark - Vienna has numerous green spaces that are ideal for outdoor yoga.
5. Enjoying ice-cream in Vienna
After yoga, some ice-cream? There are numerous ice-cream parlours in Vienna! But one is especially good and incomparable: The ice-cream parlour Greissler. The two dairy farmers have already produced more than a hundred different varieties of this sweet, cool refreshment in the "Bucklige Welt" in Lower Austria. You can sample the delicious organic varieties at several locations throughout Austria and of course in Vienna. Simply perfect for the whole family!
There are several locations in Vienna, for example in the 1st, 6th or 7th district.
6. Refreshment in the Viennese Outdoor Pools
You still need some refreshment after the ice-cream? Then get the right cooling off in one of the many outdoor pools in Vienna. The most beautiful outdoor pool in Vienna is certainly the Krapfenwaldbad in the 19th district. While refreshing yourself in the pool, you can enjoy one of the best views over the city. Absolutely worth seeing!
The Krapfenwaldbad is open from May to September.
7. Vienna's wine taverns in Grinzing
If you're already in the 19th district (Grinzing), you shouldn't leave out the wine taverns. The so-called "Heurige" in Grinzing, in which only Viennese wines are served, offer a pleasant contrast to the hectic pace of the city. Let yourself be pampered with regional delicacies in the cool courtyards and terraces. Among the most beautiful Heurigen in this part of the 19th district of Vienna are the Heuriger Maly, Buschenschank Andreas Wagner and Heuriger Zum Berger.
Ausg’steckt is! If the Heurige is open, it can be identified by a bunch of pine branches at the front gate and by the word or sentence "ausg'steckt (is)". Ausg'steckt means hung up and refers to the hung up pine branches.
8. Vienna Major on the Danube Island in Vienna
There is a lot of bumping and setting as well as an exuberant atmosphere - this is probably the best way to sum up the beach volleyball event "Vienna Major". For some years now, the Donauinsel in Vienna has been transformed into a hot spot for the international beach volleyball scene in midsummer. One thing is for certain: Goosebumps are the order of the day here! On these days, the best beach volleyball players of the world compete against each other and thrill their fans with exciting matches. Thousands of people get carried away year after year and the atmosphere is always peaceful but also heated.
9. Stand-up paddling on the Old Danube in Vienna
The trend sport SUP has also arrived in Vienna! An absolute insider tip for hot summer days. You can paddle through the water in a relaxed way and if you feel too hot, just let yourself fall into the cool water. The most beautiful locations are in the open air swimming pool Gänsehäufel and at the Vienna City Beach Club.
Discover Vienna with Austrian Airlines
There is so much to experience in Vienna, plan your city trip to the Austrian capital right now. The next summer is sure to come! You can book your flights with Austrian Airlines directly here: