Summer in Vienna

All the things you can do during your holiday in Vienna

Vienna is just beginning to awaken from the twilight state that COVID-19 brought about. Little by little, the restrictions are falling and the feeling of relief is noticeable. Finally out again, finally eating out again, meeting friends, having a drink in the beer gardens – finally holidays again! This blog shows what is possible again in Vienna from June.

 

Outdoor leisure activities in Vienna

 

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Have you been at home long enough and only moved between the couch, fridge and TV? Have you already not only watched all the Netflix & Amazon series, but also all the movies available there? Then it’s high time to go outdoors! Vienna not only has beautiful parks and green areas as well as numerous hiking trails of varying difficulty, but also offers numerous possibilities for you to enjoy all sorts of other outdoor activities:

Cycling – a great way to combine sightseeing and exercise in the fresh air! But what can you do when you are on holiday in Vienna and your own bike is waiting in the cellar at home? Simply hire a bike in Vienna and explore the city! For example with the bicycles of Vienna Explorers; renting a bike here works out great. Exploring the capital by bike has never been so easy.

But also at Citybike Wien, the bicycle rental is wonderfully simple. Either register online or at one of the more than 120 stations spread all over Vienna, rent a bike and enjoy Vienna. To return the bike, simply put it in a free bike box at any location – around the clock.

But also various high ropes facilities, such as the climbing park on the Danube Island or the Waldseilpark (a forest rope park) on Kahlenberg, have already opened their doors. Roped up a few metres above the ground, all you have to do is: Take all your courage and test your own skills on the rope! Of course the general rules also apply in high ropes facilities: Keep your distance, a maximum of one person per climbing platform, disinfect hands.

Schönbrunn Zoo is now also open again. And visitors are sure to enjoy some new attractions, for example, there are three different animal cubs just waiting to be admired. However, at the moment, tickets have to be bought online in advance and you have to book a desired time slot for your visit.

From 29 May onwards, the Viennese open-air swimming pools will also be back in action! In addition to the famous Krapfenwaldlbad and Strandbad Alte Donau, you can also take a dip into the cool water at the Strandbad Gänsehäufel. Social distancing rules and a maximum number of visitors are also important here.

Vienna Explorers
Address: Franz-Josefs-Kai 45, 1010 Vienna
Website: https://www.viennaexplorer.com/
Opening hours: https://www.viennaexplorer.com/contact-us/

Citybike Wien
Locations: https://www.citybikewien.at/stations-map
Website: https://www.citybikewien.at/
Opening hours:
Monday – Sunday: 24/7

Waldseilpark Kahlenberg
Address: Josefsdorf 47, 1190 Vienna
Website: https://www.erlebniswelt-kahlenberg.at/
Opening hours: https://waldseilpark.erlebniswelt-kahlenberg.at/

Kletterpark Donauinsel
Address: Copa Beach/D-City, 1220 Vienna
Website: https://www.kletterpark-donauinsel.at/
Opening hours: https://www.kletterpark-donauinsel.at/

Tiergarten Schönbrunn
Address: Maxingstraße 13 b, 1130 Vienna
Website: https://www.zoovienna.at/
Opening hours: https://www.zoovienna.at/opening-hours

Wiener Bäder
Website: https://www.wien.gv.at/baeder/

 

Indoor leisure activities in Vienna

 

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The beginning of June is also finally the time for art and culture again. Beside the Wien Museum, many other museums open their doors once again, for example, the Technical Museum of Vienna. Note though that there are still special arrangements in June. At first, they are only open at weekends and on public holidays, but from July they will be back to normal opening hours. If you want to know whether your favourite museum is already open and if so, at what times, you will find an overview of all museums in Vienna here.

As the prohibition of events will last much longer, the Theater an der Wien and the Vienna State Opera, in particular, have thought of something special: they simply play online! This means that theatre and opera lovers can continue to enjoy performances – but safely at home.

It is currently planned that the large and small cinemas in Vienna, such as the Filmcasino, Cineplexx, Burg Kino and Co. will have to wait until 1 July to get back into full swing. In times of Corona, the Gartenbaukino also offers a paid streaming service – so just relax on the couch of your CheckVIENNA apartment and bring the cinema home to you!

Our tip: Due to Corona, it is now experiencing a brilliant revival – the drive-in cinema in Groß Enzersdorf. This cinema currently connects both worlds; here you can enjoy movies on the big screen in the privacy, and in the safety, of your car.

Wien Museum
Address: Karlsplatz 8, 1040 Vienna
Website: https://www.wienmuseum.at/
Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Technical Museum
Address: Mariahilfer Straße 212, 1140 Vienna
Website: https://www.technischesmuseum.at/
Opening hours:
30 May 2020 – 30 June 2020, Saturday – Sunday, Public holidays: 10am – 6pm
From 1 July 2020, Monday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Theater an der Wien
Website: https://www.theater-wien.at/

Vienna State Opera Online
Website: https://www.staatsoperlive.com/

Gartenbau Cinema
Website: https://www.gartenbaukino.at/

Autokino Center Wien
Adresse: Autokinostraße 2, 2301 Groß Enzersdorf
Website: https://autokino.at/

 

Culinary Vienna

 

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Delivery services such as Foodora and Lieverservice.at have high season in times like these. After all, they not only offer food from your favourite restaurant, you can also enjoy the protected environment at home or in your CheckVIENNA apartment with no worries.

But from now on it’s time to eat out again and experience the unique Viennese service! Culinary establishments are currently allowed to open their premises for guests from 6am to 11pm. And the good news is that many pubs, restaurants, beach bars and cafés opened their doors again on 15 May – and in many cases have expanded their beer gardens to offer sun-hungry guests enough space. However, minimum distances from other guests and maximum table occupancy must be taken into account. The service staff must wear mouth-and-nose protection, while guests sitting at the table do not.

But of course, all these regulations take nothing away from the restaurant owners’ excitement at the possibility to greet their guests again, but rather they guarantee a safe, shared experience.

 

CheckVIENNA-Apartments in Vienna

 

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CheckVIENNA-Apartments are also open again for a holiday in Vienna from 29 May 20. Initially only – due to current regulations – for Austrian guests, but gradually also for guests from neighbouring countries!

In order to give special protection to holidaymakers, the highest quality and cleanliness of the apartments has always been and will continue to be a priority. This guarantees a safe holiday in your own apartment, without contact to other guests or staff.

These apartments are currently available at unique prices, namely EUR 25/night *:

Landgutgasse, 1100 Vienna

Familienplatz, 1160 Vienna

Hofwiesengasse, 1130 Vienna

Hernalser Hauptstraße, 1170 Vienna

Enenkelstraße, 1160 Vienna

Mandlgasse, 1120 Vienna

The CheckVIENNA team will be happy to advise you by phone (+43 1 997 42 10 20) or e-mail in your search for the perfect apartment!

 

With enough distance, regular disinfection and a protective mask, nothing stands in the way of a relaxed holiday in Vienna, with many different possibilities, in your own CheckVIENNA apartment!

 

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