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Home of the Habsburgs, the capital of classical music, and the multicultural melting pot of Mitteleuropa, Vienna is one of Europe’s most fascinating cities. Its slow-paced life, architectural variety, and intensely seasonal cultural and gastronomic pleasures make Vienna an ideal destination for visitors. Get ready for balmy summer evenings at wine taverns, mugs of mulled wine at Christmas markets, and strolls through historic streets.

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Strandbar Herrmann

Strandbar Herrmann

Locals' Pick Best bars of the world, Vienna

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Stefan Künz

Hostel Manager

Vienna? Beaches? Yes it is weird. But that is part of the attraction. There are several artificial beaches at the Danube that goes right along the inner city. The most famous of them is Hermann’s Strand Bar. But there are more opposite Schwedenplatz down at the canal. However nobody would go for a swim in the canal.

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Lorenza Mussini

Traveler and Foodie

Beach chairs, sand and a cocktail. Sounds like Ibiza, but it’s Strandbar Herrmann, with happy hours from 6 to 7 pm, or breakfast and a free yoga session on Sunday mornings. When the World Cup or any other football event is happening, make sure you have your place ready for the maxi screen on the “beach”!

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Best bars of the world, Vienna Editors' Note

Voted second best bar in the world by Condé Nast Traveller in 2006, the Herrmann gets its name from its location in the canal-side Herrmannpark, which commemorates Emanuel Herrmann (1839-1902), inventor of the picture postcard.

And it’s a bit like being beside the seaside here. The promontory where the Wien river enters the Danube Canal has been covered with sand and strewn with deckchairs. No bathing but plenty of sunbathing, eating and chilling to great sounds until 2am.

Strandbar Herrmann
Herrmannpark, Vienna
0650/718 04 01
May-Oct 10am-2am daily