The USI offers courses ranging from aerobics and football to taekwondo and yoga. Approximately 200 courses are offered at the University Sports Institute of Vienna at very reasonable prices. All students at universities, art schools and universities of applied sciences, as well as university employees and graduates can take part. Early registration is advisable as many courses are already booked up on the first day.
Sport and recreation community for students
Student sport is a union of students for students with the goal of being physically active together. Membership is free, you only have to register on-line and choose the sport that you would like to practise.
A team of sport-enthusiasts offers various athletic leisure activities such as skiing, sport camps and various courses. On their website you can also find offers for cheap fitness-training.
Vienna Sports Union
The Vienna Sport Union offers approximately 2500 training possibilities in every district of Vienna. The detailed program with all the sports and training sites can be found under
ASKÖ (Group for Sport and Fitness Training in Austria) Vienna
Over 500 different sporting associations form The Vienna Regional Association of ASKÖ. They range from American football and swimming to flying and bowls.
Sport Federation of Austria (ASVÖ) in Vienna
The Sport Federation of Austria (ASVÖ) in Vienna has member associations, which are active in 60 kinds of sport. You find the courses offered under
Fitness studios in Vienna
You can find an overview of the Fitness studios in Vienna underFitness-Studios
Karate, Aikido, Kendo and other martial arts are taught in the Budo-Center in the 10th District, Gutheil-Schoder-Gasse 9.
The spa Oberlaa is equipped with thermal baths, fitness centre and a therapeutic centre and is the most well-known wellness centre in Vienna.
Ice-skating rinks in Vienna
Open-air ice-skating rinks have existed in Vienna since 1909. The ice-skating rink Engelmann in Hernals is steeped in tradition and is considered to be the finest. Other well-known ice rinks are the Albert-Schultz-Eishalle in the 22nd district and the Eisring Süd in the 10th district.Engelmann
Ice-skating in nature
1080 Vienna, Buchfeldgasse 7A (T. 01 408 44 77)
1190 Vienna, Osterleitengasse (T. 01 368 71 81)
1220 Vienna, Emichgasse (T. 01 282 63 72 1221)
1220 Vienna, Alte Donau (U6, U1)
Among the most popular running routes are the main avenue and the forest paths Vienna Prater as well as on the Danube island (Donauinsel). Likewise, you can see many runners in Schönbrunner park, in the Augarten, in the Lainzer Zoo, around the Cobenzl and in the Vienna Woods.
The Running Club of Vienna offers training tips and organises running groups for those who are interested. You can find more information under
Useful links such as cycle-routes through the city or the Vienna Cycle Network can be found under
Radfahren in Wien Inline-Skating Club Parks mit Skate-Anlangen
An overview of the bowling-halls in Vienna can be found underBowling in Wien
- The largest indoor climbing-hall in Austria is in the Erzherzog-Karl-Straße 108, in the 22nd district: up to 270 people can simultaneously show what they can do on 2,200 square metres of climbing surface. Additionally 400 square metres are available for bouldering.Kletterhalle
- The boulder hall in Neuwaldegg (1170 Vienna) offers typical rock- climbing with near-natural structures, cracks and grooves. Boulderhalle
- The Flak tower in the Esterhazy park in the 6th district offers a climbing surface of over 700 square metres from April to October. Flakturm
Summer toboggan run Hohe Wand Wiese
The summer toboggan run was opened in June 2006. With 25 toboggans, you can fly down the 850 metres of valley at up to 40 kilometres per hour.
Water ski lift Donauinsel
Neue Donau, 1022 Vienna (T: 01 202 51 23)
Austrian Wakeboard Club
In summer in some Vienna parks; in the sand at the Museumsquartier (museums quarter), at the Danube canal or at the Volksgarten-Pavillon (Public park pavilion) you can play boccia pétanque.Österreichischer Pétanque Verband