Strombucht sunbathing lawn

Opened to the public in 2016, the Strombucht sunbathing lawn offers free bathing and grassy areas for lakeside lounging.

View of the Strombucht

Whereas free public access to lakeshores in other Austrian provinces is becoming increasingly rare, Vienna has opted to pursue a different policy. Following the resounding success of the ArbeiterInnenstrand site, the City of Vienna made available another attractive bathing area with free public access: the Strombucht sunbathing lawn was opened to the public on 18 July 2016.


Location and how to get there

Covering an area of around 6,000 square metres, the Strombucht sunbathing lawn is located in the 22nd district at Dampfschiffhaufen 10 and can be reached by underground line U2 (alight at Donaustadtbrücke) and bus services 92A and 92B (Dampfschiffhaufen stop).

Strombucht is about 1.2 kilometres on foot from Donaustadtbrücke underground station. Since parking on the Dampfschiffhaufen peninsula is very limited, visitors are encouraged to come by bike or public transport.

Design

Sunbathing lawn at Strombucht

Formerly occupied by the sports club lido of Vienna's electricity utility Wienstrom, the premises had been closed for many years before being taken over and re-naturalised by Municipal Department 45 - Water Management (MA 45).

The dilapidated old building was demolished, the grassy areas and water access points regenerated and picnic tables, benches, litter bins and toilets installed.

Habitat-appropriate poplars and willow trees were planted, while the lakeshore reedbeds were left in place as an ecologically valuable habitat for fish, amphibians and other aquatic wildlife.

The acquisition and near-natural regeneration of the Strombucht site was one of the measures co-financed by the EU under the LIFE+ Alte Donau project.

Logo of the LIFE+ Programme of the European Union: The word "Life" in yellow, surrounded by yellow stars

The LIFE+ Alte Donau project was funded under the LIFE+ Programme of the European Union as part of the "Environment Policy and Governance" strand.

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