Whitewater Canal on Danube Island

Vienna offers one more attraction for water sports aficionados: the country’s first artificial white water route meeting international standards, for professional athletes and popular sports enthusiasts.

The Vienna Watersports Arena is located in the 22nd district, between the New Danube and the Danube River. Three pumps convey up to 12 cubic meters of water per second along the wild water course, which has a total length of 250 meters. Variable obstacles that are inserted into the flow of the river at various heights and distances create consistent white water at different levels of difficulty for kayaks, rafts, tubes and white water swimmers. A conveyor belt transports the white water athletes from the finish to the starting pool.