Sport facilities in Vienna
Vienna is famous for its incredible infrastructure. In addition to the fitness clubs and sport centers you have the opportunity to ride your bike in the city, to enjoy your rollerblades.
If you are a student at an Austrian University, you have the opportunity to matriculate in any of the sport course of USI (http://www.univie.ac.at/USI-Wien/). For most of the courses there you will need to pay up to 50 euro for the whole semester instead of just for a month in a fitness club. You need to look up the offerings in advance in order to find a place in a course.
For a full list of all sport offerings, please visit: http://www.univie.ac.at/USI-Wien/index2.htm
Here are other offers for students in Wien
There are different fitness clubs, most of them prefer special customer programs and does not put price lists at their sites. You need to stop by or write them in order to find about the regular price offers. Here are links to couple of the beat fitness clubs in Vienna.
- Club Danube - http://www.clubdanube.at/cd_index.php
- Holmes Place Health Clubs- http://www.holmesplace.at/d/index.php (previously Elixia Österreich ).
- John Harris - http://www.johnharris.at/ (relatively more expensive, popular among the the business environment )
- Fit Inn - http://www.fitinn.at/ - They offer monthly cards at 19,90 euro, in case that you sign one-year contract. In addition, it has recently become extremely popular for their tanning cabins. You pay 1 euro for 4 minutes which is a lot cheaper then all the other offers in Vienna.
- McFit - http://www.mcfit.com/mcfit-preise-und-oeffnungszeiten.html, They offer monthly cards at 16,90 euro, in case that you sign one-year contract.
There are 30 open and indoor pools. One of the best places for swimming in Vienna offer „ "Stadthallenbad" in the Stadthalle: http://www.stadthalle.com/section/locations/id/9.
The ticket in a city pool varies between 1,60 euro for young children up to 5,80 euro for adults. For more information about the prices in Vienna’s city pools (in german): http://www.wien.gv.at/baeder/
If you are willing to pay a bit more you can visit also the Therma Complex „Oberlaa“. It is one of the best places in Vienna, where you can enjoy swimming in mineral water, wellness area and also visit courses for aqua gymnastics or bring your baby to baby swimming. For more information, please see : http://www.oberlaa.at/
Tennis on court could be played in many places in the city. For most of them, you need to pay a certain price for hour per person or per court. Here are some useful links:
- http://www.tennis-arsenal.at/ - one of the best places for tennis in Vienna, in 3rd district, close to the city center.
- http://www.sportcenter-donaucity.at/ - beautiful and enormous, between “UNO City and “Alte Donau”, Donaupark and "Donau City", 135 000 m2.
There are over 10 public tennis courts (asphalt-paved) and a small Tennis Wall in Donaupark. If you, though, want to find a free one, you neеd to avoid going later afternoon or during the weekends, since there are too many people and sometimes you need to wait for over 2 hours for a free court.
In the same park, Donaupark, you will find over 7 public (free of charge) tables for table tennis. You need to bring your own net and equipment. For more information about this park, please visit http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donaupark_(Wien)
Well, Austria is probably one of the best world destinations for skiers and snowboarders. The best skiing slopes and places are in Tirol, Voralberg, etc. See:
- http://www.lech-zuers.at/xxl/_lang/en/_season/at2/_area/585623/index.html - one of the most popular winter places in Austria
- http://www.bergfex.at/oesterreich/suchen/ - you can search for skiing and snowboard areas in all Austria
- http://www.nassfeld.at/de/ - one of the best places. You will definitely want to stay there forever.
If you, though, have not enough time to travel, and need something closer to Vienna, here are some useful links:
- Ski resorts within 1 hour of Vienna Airport