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Danube Canal (Donau Kanal)

Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last year when I was in Vienna I actually thought that this is THE Danube. This time I realized that the main river is further away from the city center and that this is just a smaller kanal. Anyway, neither of them met my expectations...More

Thank MosseTurku
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We travelled to Vienna on a day trip from Bratislava so the canal wad our first view of the city. It's not particularly pretty or attractive but some of the graffiti is interesting and it does have character.

Thank Travelingjohn123
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This has to be the worst sightseeing boat cruise ever. I'm really not exaggerating, the Danube is world renowned for its beauty and we wanted to see the best of Vienna by boat. The canal cruise is awful, drunks by the canal side, graffiti (and...More

Thank Swiss-Tony64
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We had hoped that this would be a lovely boat ride up the Danube canal but were very disappointed. Graffiti lined either side of the canal walls, some might say art, we thought it spoilt the view. There was very little of interest along the...More

1  Thank Tree702013
Reviewed 7 April 2017

There are few interesting sites along this canal boat trip. There is plenty of expensive food and drink, though. It was nice enough to sit and float up and down the canal, but there's really nothing worth seeing on the route.

Thank starickman
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The canal flows through the centre of Vienna but is not very attractive. Rather narrow with yellowy brown water the walls are covered with graffiti. The actual river Danube is a 10 minute ride on the U-bahn train and is at least more impressive sight...More

1  Thank durhamd
Reviewed 2 April 2017

some of the graphity is a museum for modern art master piece, take your time and walk along on a sunny day to enjoy the full spectrum

Thank navemichael
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is an ok thing when in Vienna but as it's a canal it isn't a patch on what you can see in Budapest. It's also full of graffiti which has it's place - but not when it's sprayed on walls steeped in history.

Thank maddiePortsmouth
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Did the river cruise along the Danube canal (not the main Danube river). There is not much of great interest but the graffiti along the banks was especially good! Unfortunately trips on the main Danube do not start till April so the canal trip is...More

Thank MHGN
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Danube Canal is not so great as the Danube river in Budapest. It is advisable to take a free ride using Vienna Pass and not to spend a lot of time here.

Thank Ankit S
Welcome to one of Vienna’s trendiest quarters. The
second district has witnessed a turbulent ride, from
medieval swamp to vibrant Jewish quarter, from
pleasure ground for the noble and humble to current
hip residence and workplace of Vienna’s creative
crowd. Cross the Danube Canal from the city centre and
take in life on Taborstrasse with its mix of old
townhouses, churches, theatres, discount shops and
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susana l
Hello! I want to do in a few days a short navegation by the Danube by night. Any recomendations? Companies, where to take the boat, web pages? Any recomendation will be well recieved!
5 May 2015|
Response from Ruth H | Reviewed this property |
I Did not take any navigation. The river had low wáter level. Also It was nto a good time for a navigation. I recomend you to look into tripadvisor. regards Ruth
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