13 DOs and DON’Ts on how to enjoy the Donaukanal to the max this summer

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13 DOs and DON’Ts on how to enjoy the Donaukanal to the max this summer

// DO sit on the edge of the canal at the water’s edge
// DON’T fall in after your 5th beer


// DO use it as an exercise space, for running, biking or working out on the outside gym near the Roßauer Lände U-Bahn station
// DON’T manically ding your bike bell at people

// DO bring your own drinks to the canal
// DON’T forget to bring a picnic blanket or something to sit on to the asphalt to prevent your arse getting sore


// DO go to the ADRIA bar if you’re a DIY, flea market, plain or nostalgic graphic t-shirt wearing person that wants to learn how to play the banjo and likes discussions full of politics and pop culture wit
// DON’T go to the Tel Aviv Beach bar if you fit the above description

// DO go to the Tel Aviv Beach bar if you like the idea of showing off your sculpted abs while sitting back in a bikini, or board shorts while sipping at a gin and tonic made from really expensive gin and tonic
// DON’T go to the ADRIA bar if you fit the description above


// DO jump into the pretty pool at the Badeschiff
// DON’T jump into the canal after a night out at FLEX

// DO bring your own music and dance with your pals
// DON’T, by any means, play Despacito! It was a good summer song 1 year ago, but we all have to get over it


// DO ride your bike along the Donaukanal
// DON’T ride along the strip where all the beach bars are after 4pm when it gets mega crowded

// DO expect long lines at the few toilet facilities provided
// DON’T piss in the community garden (you’ll kill those tomatoes that poor kid planted with such pride!)


// DO catch one of the morning yoga sessions at the Strandbar Herrmann beach bar on Sundays
// DON’T do this directly after leaving the FLEX after a night out (it could get ugly with all that booze in your system)

// DO take advantage of the backpack beer sellers wandering up and down on a busy day (be sure to pack some loose change)
// DON’T complain when the beer is warm – it’s 2€ and it’s a bit hard for them to conceal a fridge when the cops come


// DO sink your toes into the sand at one of the beach bars and imagine you’re at the seaside
// DON’T jump into the water to cool off and absolutely don’t lie there wearing those tight speedos

// DO spend an evening at the Donaukanaltreiben festival
// DON’T expect to find your friends if you plan to meet up there


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