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Donauinsel

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Fantastic for Inlineskating

Inlineskaters became rare over the past couple of years - but they are still out there! And after looking for good spots all around, I believe that the Donauinsel in Vienna is the... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Michael J
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Durham, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on the U-bahn line U1 to Donauinsel (Danube Island) to see the river Danube. Station is on bridge over river and you get a good view looking down and along river, Perfect day to visit as it was a cloudless blue sky and the reflection on the river really made the Danube look blue. Walked along the paths on... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Inlineskaters became rare over the past couple of years - but they are still out there! And after looking for good spots all around, I believe that the Donauinsel in Vienna is the best playground for this outdoor activity! Easy access with the underground (U1 Donauinsel) and from there one can skate 10 km in each direction! The central part... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The whole area to me was rather disappointing in that there wasn't a great deal to see and do and there was nobody about other than perhaps the occasional cyclist. I wanted to have a close up of the Danube which I got but won't be rushing back too quickly. It's all a bit too concretey .... though it is... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went by U Bahn and bus (92A) to this 21 km long island in the Danube River. There was a swimming festival going on, with music etc. too. The bottom end of the island is an FKK area (nudist) and clothes are optional here. It is peaceful and clean and different. You can reach it by bridges from the main... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Exit the underground at 'Donauinsel'. For swimming the east side is better than the wide Danube river itself. For orientation: East of 'Wasserspielplatz' on google maps. Bring plenty of food and drink as there are hardly any or no places to buy something. Also great place for inline skating as the paths are nice&smooth.

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We went to the Donauinsel in search of a place to swim and cool off. That is just what we found! It was great to be in the free, without expensive tourist attractions. It was just a natural place to chill in the sun and take a dip in the river. We stayed there most of the day until the... More 

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Essen, Germany
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

If you have a few days to spend in Vienna and you already did all your shopping you can go on Donau insel, Sunday is perfect because almost everything in the city is closed. You can rent bikes if you don"t have yours or you can roller blade. The lanes are perfect, you don't even feel that you are skating.... More 

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glasgow united kingdom
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Introduced to this magical place by our two Austrian friends , we visited the three floating bars to quench a very hot Austrian summer , the last one on the right was very expensive , so give this one a miss , its the one closest to the bridge ! . as the night wore on we decided to hire... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

We had bikes from CityBike (the Stadt has several stations all over Vienna - it is somewhat complex however to get the bikes if you are more than one person - pls read my review on CityBike separately). The Insel is long - more than 20 km, but very narrow, so in many places you see both sides of the... More 

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great walk to view this lighthouse on the Donau, nice large open garden area and plenty of places to sit and look at the view

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Leopoldstadt
Welcome to one of Vienna’s trendiest quarters. The second district has witnessed a turbulent ride, from medieval swamp to vibrant Jewish quarter, from pleasure ground for the noble and humble to current hip residence and workplace of Vienna’s creative crowd. Cross the Danube Canal from the city centre and take in life on Taborstrasse with its mix of old townhouses, churches, theatres, discount shops and ethnic restaurants. Head for Augarten via Karmelitermarkt, Leopoldstadt’s trendy marketplace. Baroque Augarten itself hosts a bizarre mix of manicured hedges and flowerbeds in front of a colossal World War II defense tower, the publicly accessible 300-year-old Augarten porcelain manufactory, the palatial boarding school and funky concert hall of the Vienna Boys Choir, and the modern art museum TBA21. At its opposite corner, The Prater not only houses the Giant Ferris Wheel but blends a bustling amusement park with lush woodland, perfect for a bike tour. Further east is the old derby racing ground of Krieau.
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