VIENNA — Donaustadt

The Donaustadt district is in the northeast part of Vienna and is the largest district in Vienna, occupying about one-quarter of the Vienna city area.A large part of this district is water and it includes areas to the west of the Danube, Danube Island and Old Danube. Danube Island splits the Danube River into two parts and creates an arm of the river known as Neue Danube or New Danube. This part of the river is Vienna’s aquatic playground and is used for swimming, boating and other water sports. Be aware that the ends of the island are designated for nudist bathing. There are paths from one end of the island to the other and can be used for walking, bicycling and in-line skating. There are also plenty of places to eat and drink. In late June the Danube Island hosts the Danube Island Festival which includes music, dancing, entertainment and food and drink stalls and attracts visitors from all over the world.
For information about the festival visit the website at: http://www.2010.donauinselfest.at/ (in German only)

The sights found here are:
Nationalpark Donau-Auen
Donauturm
UNO City
Minopolis

National Park Donaustadt

Nationalpark Donau-Auen
This huge national park is found in the east of Vienna and spreads to the border of Slovakia. It is 9,300 hectares in area and it preserves the last remaining major wetlands environment in Central Europe. The Danube River flows through it for around 38 kilometres and this has created a habitat for numerous animals and plants, some of which are rare species. The park is also a popular recreation area and activities include boat trips, horseback riding, cycling and walking.
For information about the park visit the website at:
http://www.donauauen.at/?/&language=english

Donauturm

Donauturm
The Danube Tower is found in the middle of the Donaupark, which was built in 1964 to host a horticultural fair. It is one of the tallest structure in Vienna at a height of 252 metres. The tower has become a part of the Viennese skyline and is a popular lookout point and tourist attraction. There are two revolving restaurants (at a height of 160 and 170 metres) which have fantastic views over Vienna. There are 776 steps leading to its viewing platform, which is at a height of 150 metres. It can be reached by two elevators, which take visitors upwards in only 35 seconds.
For information about the Danube Tower visit the website at: http://www.donauturm.at/en/

Traveller's Tip

If you are into bungee jumping you can do this during the summer from the viewing platform. Visit the website for details.
UNO City

UNO City
The UNO City which was built in 1979 is the International Centre of Vienna and is home to a variety of international organisations with the main one being the United Nation’s Office which is the third largest in the world. You can take a guided tour through the conference rooms and there are exhibitions to see as well.
For information about the United Nation’s Office visit the website at: http://www.unvienna.org/

Traveller's Tip

You will need to take some type of valid identification document with you such as your passport when visiting.

Minopolis
If you are travelling with children then this is the place for you. It is really a theme park for children and consists of 6000square metres of an entire city, reduced to child-size. It has 25 different themed stations where children find out information and participate in activities about their dream job as a train driver, doctor, journalist, firefighter and so on.
For information about Minopolis visit the website at: http://www.minopolis.at/de/ (in German only)