Best Swimming Pools in Vienna to Visit This Summer

by gregor

Last Updated on July 1, 2022 by gregor

What better way to cool off during a hot summer day than by taking a dip in an outdoor swimming pool, pond, or lake?

There is an impressive selection of outdoor swimming pools in Vienna, where you can cool off in the outdoor pools or practice your swim strokes.

Whether you are planning a staycation this summer or if you will be visiting Vienna, we have put together this practical guide on the Best swimming pools in Vienna.


How can I get tickets for the Public swimming pools in Vienna

There are 38 swimming pools in Vienna.

Check the traffic light system of the Stadt-Wien and set up for availability and book your ticket in advance.


How much are the entry fees to the Public swimming pools in Vienna

The day ticket for adults now costs 6.20 euros. Family pools cost 3.40 euros for adults

Prices in Vienna’s summer pools in detail (2022):
Infants (2016 to 2022): free
Children (2008 to 2015): 2.10 euros
Young people (2004 to 2007): 3.40 euros
Adults (2003 and below): 6.20 euros
Adults reduced: 4.60 euros
Family ticket (1 adult and 1 child): EUR 7.30 Afternoon ticket from 1 p.m.: EUR 4.80
Afternoon ticket from 4 p.m.: 3.70 euros


Without further ado, here is our selection of the best swimming pools in Vienna to visit this summer



A hidden gem nestled in the Schönbrunn park, the Schönbrunnerbad is the place to be if you wish to get a tan in the place where Emperor Franz Josef learned how to swim – so the story goes.

Schönbrunnerbad Pools

Schönbrunnerbad also has three heated outdoor swimming pools, making it possible for the pools to stay open even outside the city’s summer schedule.

Among its amenities, it boasts a fitness and wellness area (with infrared cabins and sauna), a beach volleyball court, and a wellness restaurant in a beautiful pavilion, serving light summer dishes. Patrons have the option to bring their own beach towel or to rent lounge chairs around the lawn or on the sun terrace.

While there is no designated play area for children, families may be thrilled to bring their little ones to the small pool (one-meter deep) for a swim or just frolicking in the water.

The entry fees may seem a bit steep, with a day ticket costing 15 Euro (13 Euro if you arrive past 13.30 hrs. or 10 Euro after 17.00 hrs.), to which additional charges for a cabin, lounge chair, fitness and wellness area can be optionally added.

How do I get to the Schönbrunner Bad?

The area is easily accessible by car, although the Bad itself does not have parking facilities. It can also be reached by public transport from the U4 line to the Schönbrunn station, from where it is about a ten-minute walk through the park in the direction of the Obelisk Fountain.

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Can you imagine being at the top of a water toboggan and just before you allow yourself to slide down, you catch a glimpse of Vienna’s skyline? At Schafbergbad, you don’t need to use your imagination, as this is the exact view you can expect.

Situated at the foot of the Potzleinsdorfer Schlosspark hill, this terraced public summer Bad offers an amazing view, a family-friendly atmosphere, and plenty of amenities.

Schafbergbad Pools

Right next to the large basin, you will find a water slide and a diving tower. There is a heated pool as well as another one for children. The meadows provide ample space for relaxation between swims and for soaking up some sun, while the sporty types will be happy to know that there are some amenities to get the body moving outside the pools: courts for volleyball, football, and ball games, table tennis and trampoline. Families would greatly enjoy the playground as well as the parent-children area. Bonus: if you reach the pool and realize you forgot a swimwear piece, you can shop at the Bad directly, and naturally, for your appetite, there is a restaurant as well as a kiosk.

The entry fees are quite standard for public swimming pools, meaning 6,2 euros for adults and 2,1 euros for seniors and youths.

How do I get to the Schafbergbad?

The area is accessible by public transportation with the bus 42A, which you can take from Hernals. For those driving, there is a parking lot nearby, where costs would go up to 5 euros per day.

  • Address: Josef-Redl Gasse 2,  A-1180 Vienna
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun 8:00 am– 07:30 pm.
  • Contact details: Phone: +43 1 479 15 93



Yet another pool that is appropriate for all age groups and preferences, the Kongressbad offers you a sports basin, as well as a regular basin, which you can jump into coming off the 64-meter long water slide.

There is a shallow spot ideal for children, who would also love the designated area with a playground.

In between cooling off in the water basins, sporty pool-goers would enjoy the football and beach soccer pitches, as well as the beach volleyball court and an outdoor fitness area.

Brainiacs would be delighted by putting their sharp strategic minds to the test by playing chess with the large pieces. And naturally, there is a spacious meadow for sunbathing, as well as a restaurant and buffet.

As it is a public swimming pool, the prices are the same as for the other city-run pools.

How do I get to the Kongressbad?

In terms of accessibility, it is easy to reach the pool by public transportation, as it is a few minutes away from Hernals, where the tram line 43 and the S-Bahn S45 stop. If you arrive by bike, you can leave it in the bicycle parking space.

  • Address: Julius-Meindl-Gasse 7A,  A-1160 Vienna
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun 8:00 am– 07:30 pm.
  • Contact details: Phone:  +43 1 486 11 63


Krapfenwaldl Bad

With a breathtaking view above all of Vienna, this pool would definitely provide you a memorable experience when you wish to cool off in the water.  And of course, with numerous pictures.

Atop the hills of Döbling, the Krapfenwaldl Bad or “Krawa”, as it is affectionately nicknamed, has started to attract more visitors in recent years, especially among the younger crowd and those fond of taking snapshots for social media. Once you get there, it’s quite easy to see the appeal. The historical entrance has been retained and there are some modernist statues, which lend it a very Vintage Vienna air.

Krapfenwaldl Pools

The pool is equipped with a sports basin, as well as a regular one for families, and a spa basin with massage jets. There is plenty of room to stretch and soak up the sun on the green lawns, but for those who like to keep active in the sun, there are beach volleyball and football courts, not to mention, a small playground for children. All this for the same reasonable prices as public swimming pools.

How do I get to the Krapfenwaldl Bad?

In terms of accessibility, the pool is accessible with public transportation, by taking the bus 38A from Heiligenstadt to the Krapfenwaldlgasse stop or by car. Either way, there is a bit of walking all the way to the pool.

  • Address: Krapfenwaldgasse 65-73,  A-1190 Vienna
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun 8:00 am– 07:30 pm.
  • Contact details: phone: +43 1 320 15 01


Strandbad Gänsehäufel

Gänsenhäfel is a wide area dedicated to summery recreational activities in the lower Alte Donau area. It is the largest Freibad in Vienna.

Strandbad Gänsehäufl Pools

There are swimming basins available, as well as a wide area designated as a beach, where you can actually swim in this Danubian lake. Nudists may feel welcome here, as there is a designated area for them, with a sauna and a buffet.

The island offers numerous recreational facilities, including the ones we have seen in other similar pool areas, such as beach volleyball and football courts, table tennis, a fitness area, and a family corner.

In addition, there is a high rope adventure course for children and adults alike, a minigolf, a stand-up paddling center, and a tennis pitch. Along the shore, there is an area designated for children in addition to the wider one for all groups.

The water quality is always monitored and tested, which you can always check on this page, depending on your preferred location. If you are not fond of the idea of swimming in the natural water even with the testing, you can take a dip in one of the few basins, including one with artificial waves or you can slide down the water toboggan.


How do I get to the Strandbad Gänsehäufel?

Sounds enticing, right? Let us tell you how to get there. You can easily arrive by car, bike, or scooter, as there are parking spots available for all these vehicles. By public transportation, you can either have a long walk from U1 – Kaisermühlen or take the bus lines 92A and 92B to the stop Schüttauplatz for a briefer route. The best thing about this entire aqua recreational area is that you can enjoy it all for the same low fees as the other public swimming pools in Vienna.

  • Address: Moissigasse 21,  A-1220 Vienna
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 – 20:00, Sat-Sun 8:00 – 19:00.
  • *closes at 17:00 on rainy days*
  • Contact details: (01) 269 90 16


Therme Wien (Oberlaa Therme)

We saved our favorite (and possibly, Vienna’s favorite) for last. Therme Wien and Oberlaa Spa is more than pools and sun-tanning. It encompasses the entire experience of a spa, meaning the focus is on relaxation and tranquility, leaving your worries soaking away in the warm 36 degrees thermal waters.

Therme Wien Pools

The indoor swimming pools range from tranquility stone to a grotto pool. You can dive practice your diving skills or you can enjoy pure bliss in the tranquility pool.

Or, because it is summer, you can step or swim outside, where the water is the same balmy temperature, and enjoy the massage jets. And naturally, there is a sports basin, in which you can enjoy cooler temperatures while doing your laps. To cap it off, you can enjoy the sauna facilities or grab a bite or something to drink.

Children would also find themselves amused indoors by the water slides, the adventure pool, or even the toddler pool for the little ones, while outside they can enjoy all this in the “Wilderness”.

Therme Wien SPA Area

The full spa experience can include add-ons, such as fitness, aquatic group classes, massages, and treatments, either booked individually or for couples. With such incredible services, it can be expected that the rates are on the steeper side, with a price per ticket starting from 21.50 euros for an adult for up to three hours.


A comprehensive offering and price list, as well as the instructions for booking in advance, can be found on the Therme Wien Website  THERMEWIEN.AT.

How do I get to the Therme Wien (Oberlaa Therme)

The spa has its own parking lot, which is great news if you are driving there. By public transportation, the extension of the U1 line all the way to Oberlaa means a very brief and convenient walk from the U-Bahn station to the spa entrance.

  • Address: Kurbadstrasse 14,  A-1100 Vienna
  • Opening hours: Daily 08:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Contact details: website:



MAP of the Best swimming pools in Vienna


What are the Family Friendly Swimming Pools in Vienna?

They are called Familienbäder in Vienna. These Familienbäder are ideal for bathing with children. Shallow water depths and low entrance fees ensure family-friendly bathing fun.

Locations fo the Familienbäder in Vienna

Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 10am to 7.30pm
The cash desk closes: half an hour before the baths close
Closing time: half an hour after the baths close

Entrance fees
Children born between 2008 and 2022: free
Adult companions: 3.40 euros


Which swimming pool in Vienna is your favorite, or which one do you look forward to visiting the most this summer?

How did you experience them this summer? We invite you to let us know in the comments. In the meantime, we wish you a sunny summer – don’t forget your sunscreen! – and an enjoyable time at any of the pools you may have been inspired to visit!


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