Donauinselfest.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

The Donauinselfest (Danube Island Festival) is a free largest open-air music festival in the world which occurs annually in Vienna. To ensure the safety of visitors, “house rules” were introduced in 2007 and checkpoint controls were established to help control certain items (such as glass and liquor inside the festival perimeter).

Performances take place in the festival area which is 4.5 km long and consists of 11 different open-air stages in 16 tented areas around the island. Stages are added or removed depending on the performance lineup.

Food stands offer a variety of Austrian and international cuisine, including Thai, Greek, Italian, Indian, and Turkish. Although all concerts are free, financial experts estimate the event generates €40 million in city revenue due to increased tourism.

The thing about Vienna is that it not only is a large city, but that it has always been – as the former home of the Habsburg court and its various empires, it has always housed a large population and enjoyed a privileged position, being home to many artists, especially composers including Beethoven, Haydn, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert and Johann Strauss II.

It was long the largest German-speaking city in the world before being surpassed by Berlin. The large historic city centre of Vienna filled with monuments to its imperial past is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

 

Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in Austria.

Vienna has a good public transportation system > Wiener LinienAbout Tickets.

The underground is very efficient and will take you to within a few minutes walk of anywhere you are likely to want to visit > Subway Map.

⇒ Also сheck оut мore info: Public Transport (wien.gv.at) / WienMobil – the app for all routes in Vienna. • Getting There & Around (austria.info).

BUS: Eurolines Austria / ÖBB postbus.at / InterCityBusFlixBus are one of the leading long-distance providers in Europe. RegioJet are a private Czech coach provider.

TRAIN: The railways are managed by the Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB. Wien Hauptbahnhof (map) – is the main railway station in Vienna.

AIRPORT: Vienna International Airport (map), located 18 km (11 mi) southeast of the city center. City Airport Train – non-stop airport transfer to Vienna. + St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport.

FERRY: Riverboats on the Danube include connections with LinzBratislava and Budapest, but are slower and more expensive than other options.

Aftermovie #dif22.

3 Tage, 11 Bühnen, über 600 Stunden Programm und mehr als 2,5 Millionen Besuche – das war Europas größtes Open-Air-Festival bei freiem Eintritt, das war das Donauinselfest 2022!

⇒ video source: Donauinselfest Wien / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

In this section, you may find information on regulations for travelling and residing in Austria. ⇒ Federal Ministry of the Interior

ÖBB TRANSPORT.

The main passenger transport operator throughout Austria. These are not only trains, but also buses. + Special offers for tourists.

Visit Vienna.

Our article about the city of Vienna. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

Vienna PASS: The Vienna PASS is a sightseeing pass that provides free entry to over 60 of the city’s top attractions, as well as unlimited use of the hop-on hop-off bus tour. The pass can be purchased online and also includes skip-the-line access to many popular attractions.

Austrian National Library: This is the largest library in Austria and provides information on Austria’s cultural heritage, including exhibitions and events.

Vienna Unwrapped: This website provides information on cultural events, festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and other activities taking place in Vienna and other Austrian cities throughout the year. The website is run by a local travel writer and is updated regularly with the latest information and insider tips.