The 5 most laidback beach bars in Vienna
1) Strandbar Herrmann
Located opposite Urania Sternwarte this beach cafe is the perfect place for sunset drinks. Herrmann gets the most sun, so plan to spend the evening here. Enjoy a snack or a cocktail with your feet in the sand. They have a big screen for football matches.
Hafenkneipe is a little rough around the edges. Essentially this is just a container with some deckchairs around it – but it is one of the most relaxed places along the Donaukanal. You can order drinks, homemade pizza if the mobile pizza oven is around and sometimes Steckerlfisch, a local speciality (fish grilled on a stick). The best sunset in town.
Adria means Adriatic Sea. They were the first to introduce the Italian lifestyle along the Donaukanal. Enjoy the large terrace, the deck chairs, the Thai snacks or pasta. They are open also in winter as they have a large winter garden. Pioneers of the brave-hearted kind. Simply the best.
Badeschiff is unique in Vienna. As the laws are very strict here, there are no houseboats on the canals and rivers like in Amsterdam. So Badeschiff is the only boat on the Donaukanal – and it has a pool too. You can swim here, have a snack on the deck, or lunch or dinner on the lounge deck. Also open in winter.
The Summerstage is a Viennese classic. Oswald Schellmann started out with a small outdoor venue, but now the pavilion here is open all year long, with different cafes and restaurants, art and sports events, live gigs, wine tasting and much more. It is a world unto its own – and it is a beautiful world.
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