The island we all know and love is one of the most beloved places for a Grillfest. The Donauinsel hosts 15 “Grillplätze” that are equipped with a grill pit.
You’ve got to pay a small fee to use them (10€) and you have to be booked online beforehand. Keep in mind, you have to book well in advance – like, at the beginning of summer advance, as the grill spots are booked out quickly.
There are also two free Grillzonen on the Insel where you can do your own thing with your own portable grill – one is located at the Brigittenauerbucht in the 21st district, and one at the Steinspornbucht in the 22nd.
Any given day of a warm summer week, you’ll see smoke rising from the insel as hundreds of people flock here to get grilling. There’s a real multicultural vibe happening that we love.
Plus, you can go for a swim while waiting for the food to be ready.