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Colorful tiles on the roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna
© WienTourismus / Karl Thomas

Special Tip: Vienna by Ship and Boat

© WienTourismus / Karl Thomas

Sightseeing and themed rides with DDSG
Vienna can be explored in comfort from the water: from April to October, the DDSG Blue Danube offers sightseeing tours on the Danube Canal and Danube River on six boats. On board, the crew treats you to delicacies of Viennese cuisine. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at being the captain? From April to October, you have the chance to be the helmsman on the MS Admiral Tegetthoff: after some technical training and a tour of the engine room, you can take over the controls for 15 minutes and then fill up on energy with a delicious skipper's snack.

To the National Park by Boat
From the urban jungle to the "jungle of Vienna"? Traveling along the Danube Canal from May to October, the National Park Boat will bring you directly to the Lobau, which is part of the original and wild nature landscape of the Donau-Auen National Park.

Vienna boat taxi and Yellow water taxi
The first Vienna boat taxi is available for personal boat rides daily from 2.00 pm to 12.00 midnight (rides, parties, romantic evening rides) or for taxi rides between Schwedenplatz and the town of Nussdorf. Also available at the same landing stage is the "Yellow Water Taxi", which also takes you from the city center direct to the Viennese wine in 30 minutes all through the day.

Rowing on the Old Danube
All in all, there are nine companies that rent boats on the Old Danube. And your excursion can be filled with romance. You could embark on a romantic boat ride in the moonlight and explore the mysterious Old Danube. On the four evenings of full moons in the summer, all boat rental agencies organize "Full Moon Trips" with a boat of your choice.  There are also a few companies on the Old Danube that offer evening boat rides until 11 p.m. in nice weather from mid-July to the end of August. The rides have names like "Moonlight Party", "Moonlight Ticket", and "Boat Picnic".

DDSG Blue Danube

Handelskai 265
1020   Vienna

DDSG Blue Danube Vienna City landing stage
Schwedenplatz, Marienbrücke
1010 Wien

Departure: 9:00 a.m., Salztorbrücke, take-off from Franz-Josefs-Kai, 1010 Vienna
Registration required
Mai 2-October 26, daily

Vienna boat taxi and Yellow water taxi

Landing stage: Salztorbrücke / ramp at Franz-Josefs-Kai and Nussdorf
no fixed departure times
Registration and further information:
1060 Vienna, Millergasse 1/14

Market Manager Middle East

Vienna Tourist Board
Sonja Ishak
Tel. (+ 43 1) 211 14-352

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