5 Best Summer Activities in Vienna

Finally summer is here! It’s getting warm and sunny which means it’s finally time to go out again. If you’re not yet sure how to make the most of the nice weather, here are our tips for the 5 best summer activities in Vienna.


A classic when the weather is nice, but it’s still such a fun, inexpensive activity you can do with your friends. Get some food at a supermarket before, grab your picknick blanket and look for the perfect spot.

If you’re not sure where to go, you might want to check our our post about our favourite parks in Vienna. You might want to try out one of them for your picknick!

Enjoy a nice picknick outside
Enjoy a day at Donauinsel


If you want to feel like you’re on vacation for a day, plan a trip to Donauinsel. No matter whether you actually go for a swim or not, there is plenty to do. You can bike around the island, play frisbee or simply chill in the sun! 

If you want to round off your day trip, get some nice food at one of the restaurants there. Our favourite is the Greek restaurant close to the U1 station Donauinsel. It’s just the perfect ending for your mini vacation right in the city center.


One of the secrets in Vienna that very few locals know about is the Stadtwanderwege. They are basically easy hiking trails you can easily reach by public transport right in Vienna.

While they might not be too exciting to you if you are used to proper mountain climbing, they are definitely fun if you’re looking for a slightly challenging walk in Vienna. And some of them simply give you a really amazing view of the city!

Try out one of the many Stadtwanderwege in Vienna
Botanical Garden right next to Belvedere

Botanical garden

Another cool activity to do in the summer is to visit the Botanical Garden in Vienna. It’s kind of hidden and not really well know, but it’s definitely worth a visit!

It’s located right next to Belvedere park and no matter whether you‘re actually into biology or are just in the mood for a beautiful mood, this definitely makes for a fun trip. 

Rooftop cocktail

Another must do summer activity is to sip a cocktail on one of the many rooftop bars in Vienna. It’s just the perfect mixture of good food and drinks, and a summery, relaxing atmosphere.

Vienna has so many options to offer that it can be hard to choose where to go. If you’re struggling to make up your mind, you might want to check out our post about our 5 favourite rooftop bars in Vienna

Delicious cocktails at one of the many rooftop bars

Bonus Tipp: Enjoy with friends

Now all of these tipps can be a lot of fun. But only if you’re friends are up for it or actually have time to enjoy summer activities.

If your friends are busy with work or exam season, then you might want to check out the Xperience App. It’s the ideal way for you to find people who share your interests and make friends in Vienna!

Would love to see you there!