Naked in Vienna: Vienna's FKK Beach

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••• Vienna's FKK Beach for Nude Bathers. © OpenStreetMap contributors

Where can you go bare in Vienna? You'll be happy to note that nudism is allowed at the southeast Donauinsel in Vienna.

Description

The largest nude beach in Austria is on the shores of the Danube River, east of Vienna. It is an artificial island. The area where you can remove your clothing begins from Steinspornbrücke and ends at the southeast end of Donauinsel. FKK is written on the roads to guide you to the right spot.

The area directly across from the marker on the Donauinsel is designated as a gay beach on many maps.  

Food & Drink

There are some restaurants on the dam where it is acceptable to dine nude. Some days, there is also an ice cream vendor who drives around and also sells beverages.  

Cost

The beach is free; there is no nudist club at this site.  

Directions

  • By Car - Drive down the Kaisermühlendamm. If you are coming from the Südosttangente and cross the Danube River, take the exit for Olhafen Lobau and follow the road until you see a large oil refinery on the left-hand side. When you spot railway carriages on the left side, there will be parking spots over the next 2-3 kilometers.   As you leave the car, walk up the dam on the right side of the road and down to the water. The water is crossable by two bridges and a swimming bridge. You can also get to the Donauinsel, another nudist beach. Parking can be challenging on weekends after 9 a.m. or after 11 a.m. on sunny days during the week.
  • By Bus - Line 91A will take you to Station Roter Hiasl.
  • By Bike - Donauinsel has many bike roads.

Nearby Lodging

The Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront is north and across the river from the FKK beach. It was rebuilt from a 1913 Warehouse and converted to a modern hotel with fitness center, hot tub restaurant, bar and free WiFi.

Compare prices on other Vienna hotels via Hipmunk.

Vienna and Its Attitude Toward Nudity

Vienna, as staid as it might be in your mind, has a history of nudity, and not only in art. When Austria's Leopold museum mounted an exhibition called "Nude Men from 1800 to Today" demand grew for the idea of visiting the exhibition in the altogether. A day was set aside for such things.

The exhibition was one of the most successful at the Leopold Museum with more than 100,000 visitors.

More About Traveling to Vienna

Vienna can be visited as a part of our Central Europe Suggested Itinerary that takes you from Venice, Italy to Nuremberg, Germany