Summer activities in Vienna

11-Jul-2023 | culture The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Fun in Vienna's Summer

Learn what to do in Vienna in summer 2023. There are festivals, pools, vineries, and more.

When summer arrives in Vienna, the city bursts with outdoor events and activities. From lush parks for picnics to thrilling bike rides and lively festivals, Vienna has got you covered for a great summer experience. Whether you are a local looking for new adventures or a curious traveler, get ready to soak up the sun, feel the breeze on your face, and dive into Vienna's vibrant outdoor scene. Get ready to have a blast and create unforgettable memories!

Here are some popular options for outdoors in Vienna:


1. Cycling

Vienna has an extensive network of cycling paths that make exploring the city on two wheels easy. Rent a bike and ride along the Danube Canal, through Prater Park, or explore the city's neighborhoods. You can also join guided bike tours to discover Vienna's hidden gems.


2. Walking and Jogging

Vienna is a walkable city with beautiful parks and promenades. Take a leisurely walk along the Ringstrasse, a boulevard encircling the city center, or explore green spaces like Stadtpark. City hiking paths offer trails for jogging and walking while observing the nature. You can find them on the official page of the city of Vienna.

3. Outdoor Music Festivals

Open-air music and film festivals. Enjoy a variety of music genres, from classical to contemporary, at festivals like Vienna Jazz Festival, Donauinselfest, or KlangBogen. These events feature performances by renowned musicians and take place in scenic outdoor venues.

Film festival: The annual film festival in Vienna is one of the most popular events every summer. Taking place at Rathausplatz, it attracts lots of local guests and tourists. The program includes a broad variety of films, plays, concerts, and even operas. It is a must-visit for everyone who is in Vienna between the 1st of July and the 3rd of September.

4. Picnics in Parks

Vienna has many parks where you can enjoy a relaxing picnic. Grab a blanket, pack some snacks, and head to parks like Burggarten, Volksgarten, or Augarten (our favorite). These green spaces provide a serene setting to unwind and enjoy the sunshine.

5. Outdoor Swimming Pools

Vienna has several outdoor swimming pools and beach clubs where you can cool off during hot summer days. The most popular ones include the Schönbrunner Bad, Gänsehäufel, and Krapfenwaldlbad. These pools offer facilities for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying water slides.


6. Outdoor Yoga

Many parks and outdoor spaces in Vienna offer yoga and fitness classes during the summer. Join a group class or hire a personal instructor to enjoy outdoor workouts while soaking up the fresh air and natural surroundings.

7. Dining and Beer Gardens

Vienna has numerous outdoor dining options and beer gardens where you can savor delicious food and drinks while enjoying the summer ambiance. Visit places like the Rathausplatz, Naschmarkt, or one of the traditional Viennese Heuriger wine taverns to experience the city's culinary delights.

8. Club Melange

Club Melange: events for the international community in Vienna. Whether you are fond of cooking, love active free time, or want to learn how to paint from scratch, there is an event for you!


These are just a few examples of the outdoor activities you can enjoy in Vienna during the summer. Make sure to check the availability, schedules,


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Author: Anna Volodina