I am always fascinated when I watch the climbers at the climbing wall on the Flakturm in the 6th district Esterhazypark. There are several climbing areas in Vienna, this particular one is open April to October during good weather from 14:00 onwards. To have a go contact the Alpenverein, Vienna section
585 47 48 or look at www.oeav-events.at/
I hate to admit it, but my favourite fun sport is crazy golf. To play in Vienna head to the Prater (U1/tram 5/S1/S2/S3 Praterstern). There are two golf courses, my favourite is the one behind the Riesenrad (big wheel).
If you want to work out while you are on holiday and there is no gym in your hotel then check out one of the many city fitness centres. See the following website for links:
Also try club danube sports centres which offer many different sports activites, (www.clubdanube.at ) there are several around Vienna.
In winter a large ice rink is available at the Rathaus. They play music and there are several stalls selling food and drink. I can't skate to save my life so watched while drinking a hot mug of Glühwein!
Equipment: It seems that most people bring their own skates but I'm sure they are available to rent too.
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The public bath “Margaretenbad“
Located in Vienna’s fifth district, the Margaretenbad has always been a popular meeting place for old and young.
With its varied offers for fun and relaxation, such as a big dragon slide, a water fall, a counter stream swim unit, sauna, solarium and a restaurant, it has become one of the city’s jewels.
Biking, Roller Skating and Co. In Vienna
Biking is a part of the every day life of many people who live in Vienna. There are special lanes on the streets for the bikers and a lot of people prefer to use them instead of the public transportation.
It's the same for roller blading. During the summer, spring and autumn months every friday you can join many young people on their ride through downtown Vienna. Actually they are they are skateing arround the first district and the police stops the cars...
If you don't want to wait till Friday you can go to the Donauinsel (Danube Island) where you can enjoy the sites of the Donau City and the green sites of the island.
Equipment: During the summer months you can also play some beach volleyball on the Danube Island (it's close to the U6 Station called Handelskai).
One stop relaxation
A restaurant, night club, sun deck and floating pool... just the thing to relax at the Badeschiff Wien.
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Ernst Happel Stadium
Ernst Happel Stadium is the biggest football arena in Austria with a capaciy of 53000 seats. It was build in 1931 and renovated in 1986. The stadium was host to Euro 2008.
- Castles and Palaces
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Bungy Jump Madness
If you're into extreme sports, the Danube Tower's the right place for you. Since 2000 it's been the highest bungy centre of the world!
Miss the mountains? Get some practice in at the Fleckturm in Esterhazy Park, just off Mariahilfersrasse.
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