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Summer has finally arrived and the Viennese love spending this time of the year outside on the banks of the river Danube, the Danube Channel, the Old Danube or in the many and beautiful parks of the city.

The parks and gardens around the old town are also perfect for a spot of relaxation. Shady trees and sweet-smelling roses are the order of the day in the Volksgarten, alongside delicious drinks and fine food in the Volksgarten Pavillon. In the Burggarten visitors can sit back and watch the world go by from the comfort of the Palmenhaus restaurant terrace. Stadtpark also has more than its fair share of culinary highlights including the award-winning Steirereck (two Michelin stars in 2017 and tenth in the 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurants guide).

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Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier (MQ) is famous for its world-class galleries. But when summer rolls around, the complex’s huge courtyards are transformed into one of the capital’s top chill-out destinations. Sommer im MQ is all about chilling and hanging out in the al fresco cafés and bars, relaxing on the brightly coloured loungers, playing boules and lapping up the DJ sounds. This year the MuseumsQuartier has its very own mini golf course called MQ Amore: the individual holes feature sculptures created by various artists that pose an interesting challenge for players to overcome.

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The Danube Canal is another of Vienna’s summertime hotspots. Next to the historic city centre, the car-free banks of this arm of the Danube exude a Riviera atmosphere in summer. Trendy beach bars rub shoulders with hip pop-up joints, as informal deckchairs line up against chic bar stools – and everyone is out on the waterside to enjoy fine food, drinks and music.

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Die Wiener Gewässer bieten nicht nur jede Menge Badevergnügen, sondern eigenen sich auch ideal für einen Ausflug per Schiff und Boot. Ruder- und Elektroboote lassen sich an einem der elf Betriebe entlang der Alten Donau ausleihen, ebenso am modernen Wiener Yacht- und Sportboothafen Marina Wien.

Vom Donaukanal aus kann man Wien mit den Sightseeing- und Themenfahrten der Flotte DDSG Blue Danube erkunden. Für einen Tagesausflug nach Bratislava bietet sich auch der Schnellkatamaran Twin City Liner an, der als flotter Shuttleservice bis zu fünfmal täglich zwischen Wien und der slowakischen Hauptstadt fungiert.

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Das Musikfilm-Festival bietet allabendlich bei freiem Eintritt Superhits der Klassik auf einer Riesenleinwand und kulinarische Angebote aus aller Welt. Von Mitte Juli bis Anfang September wird der Wiener Rathausplatz so zum Treffpunkt für Nachtschwärmer, die Kultur gern mit Kulinarik verbinden. Da ist für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei, ob internationale Top-Gastronomie vor Ort oder genreübergreifendes Musikfilm-Programm auf der riesigen Open-Air-Leinwand.

Das Popfest zollt der sensationellen Entwicklung der Wiener Musikszene Tribut und präsentiert Gratis-Open-Air-Konzerte heimischer Bands auf dem Karlsplatz. Gespielt wird vier Tage und Nächte lang auf einer Bühne vor der barocken Karlskirche und in umliegenden Locations wie der Technischen Universität und dem Wien Museum. Das Festival für österreichische Popmusik mit Qualitätsanspruch zählte 2015 über 60.000 BesucherInnen.

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Ende August wird mit dem Gürtel Nightwalk eine der beliebtesten Ausgehzonen Wiens zur längsten Musikmeile der Stadt. Von der Hauptbibliothek am Urban-Loritz-Platz über das Chelsea und das Rhiz zwischen Thaliastraße und Josefstädterstraße bis zum B72 und Loop ist der Gürtel mit rund 20 Open-Air-Bühnen gesäumt, auf denen nationale und internationale Musik-Acts bei freiem Eintritt auftreten.

Die Lokalszene am Gürtel, einer der Wiener Hauptverkehrsadern, entstand mit der Revitalisierung der einstigen Stadtbahnbögen, die sich in der Mitte zweier stark befahrener Straßenzüge befinden. Über den Clubs rattert die U-Bahnlinie 6, neben den Schanigärten rollt die Blechlawine: Trotzdem oder gerade deswegen sind die Gürtellokale höchst beliebte Treffpunkte szeneaffiner Nachtschwärmer.

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For decades, the Viennese literally “overlooked” the Danube. After the river was regulated in 1875, removing the constant threat of flood, Vienna became somewhat removed from its artery. Not until the 1970s when flood protection was improved through construction of the “relief channel”– a parallel branch of the Danube along the entire city course of the river – Vienna again returned to the Danube. To the surprise of politicians, the Viennese greeted the 21-kilometer artificial island in the middle of the city with open arms. Today the banks of the Danube Island – a total of 42 kilometers of urban beach – are a sensation for which Vienna is envied by every international city in the world, with the exception of Rio maybe. It is only a six-minute ride on the underground from downtown Stephansplatz to a place to bathe, take a leisurely stroll, or enjoy a bit of seaside flair at one of the riverfront bars in the evenings. The Danube Island can be reached by the U1 (Donauinsel), U6 (Neue Donau) and U2 (Donaumarina and Donaustadtbrücke) underground lines. The Donauinsel U1 underground station is surrounded by bars, restaurants and clubs.

If you are more into surfing online than on the water, you can now access the internet via the free wien.at public wireless network at various locations including on the Danube Island and at the Gänsehäufel lido. On the Danube Island, the service is available between the Floridsdorfer Brücke and Reichsbrücke bridges, except in the quiet area between the Brigittenauer Brücke bridge and the Donauturm tower. Users receive a password to access the internet after registering with their mobile phone number. Alternatively, to find out what’s happening where on the Danube Island, visitors can call in to the Inselinfo information center (next to the water playground, about 50 meters downstream from the Reichsbrücke; open May-September, Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from midday to 6 p.m., tel. +43 (0)1 4000 96500, [email protected]).

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The Danube Island is also a home from home for sailors and windsurfers. The wind that blasts between Vienna’s local hills and along the river is everything but a breeze – in both senses of the word. This is also confirmed by everyone who learns the art of setting sail on the Old Danube, a picturesque former branch of the Danube. There are also pedalos, rowboats and electric boats on this stretch of water. And on the more easily navigable New Danube there is a wakeboard lift (www.wakeboardlift.at). The introduction of a 250-meter-long wild water rapids on the section of the Danube Island near the Steinspornbrücke bridge has been supplying adrenaline junkies with a fix for a number of years. Strict safety measures are assured along the length of the kayak, tube, and raft stretch, which is only open to proficient swimmers aged 12 or over.

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From Monday onwards, all restaurants throughout Austria will be closed from 15:00 hrs. Please do not go out today and stay at home! #flattenthecurve

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Would you like to try something new right now? Now is exactly the right time for it: With LiebesSpielZeug all your needs can be fulfilled!

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In den meisten Hotels in Wien wird man keine komischen Blicke bekommen, wenn man mit seinem Partner in ein Zimmer mit Doppelbett eincheckt. Allerdings gibt es einige Hotels, die uns das Leben ein wenig angenehmer machen und sich offiziell als gay-friendly deklarieren.

And here is the third part of our photos from the EuroPride Rainbow Parade 2019 in Vienna.

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