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Vienna is a city to embrace by land, water, air. Summertime lends this cosmopolitan city an opportunity to exhibit its cultural arts, breathtaking views, culinary talents and fun-loving attitude, making for an unforgettable visit. Let us be your guide to this destination full of lasting moments.

1. Bike Through Vienna, and Beyond

Vienna boasts 1,300 kilometers of bicycling paths. Rent a bike from one of Citybikes’ 121 stations and easily go sightseeing independently, or sign up for a guided bike tour with highlights including Vienna State Opera, Hofburg Palace, Parliament and more. Visit Website

2. Watch the Sun Set at Atmosphere Rooftop Bar

Head to the 8th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, where you’ll find Atmosphere Rooftop Bar. Atmosphere is the place to unwind and take in the remarkable views. Sip on creative cocktails and enjoy a live DJ as the sun goes down over the Vienna skyline. Your night out on the town is just beginning. Visit Website

3. Take a Moonlit Cruise

With every full moon this summer, boat rental companies extend their hours to visitors who would like to explore the romance that is the Old Danube by moonlight. Top off this notable experience with a bottle of prosecco. For other options for boating down the Old Danube, click here.

4. Visit Danube Island

This recreational paradise has something for everyone during the summer months. From an expansive network of trails to a family beach to a water playground and trampoline center, the island is a must while visiting Vienna. As a summer treat, Copa Beach is sprinkled with sand, deckchairs, parasols and palm trees. If you are looking for a nightlife oasis, you will find bars, restaurants and dance clubs here. The Danube Island is easily accessible via the subway lines U1 and U6.

5. Catch a Bird’s-Eye View

There are many helicopter services that offer flights around Vienna. Journeys can take you over the Vienna Woods, Lainz Game Reserve, the vineyards of Nussdorf, and, of course, the Danube. Or, get picked up by a luxury limousine for an exclusive ride in a hot air balloon. Learn more about your flight options here.