Vienna. Camperpark

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  1. Waves

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    13. 12. 13. - 15:00

    New Site For Camper Vans In Vienna
    By Andrew Edgar,

    Tourists visiting Vienna by camper van have a new place to hitch up for the night as a new site for motorhomes opens in the city.

    The new site, located in the Perfektastrasse in Liesing, is one of the largest in Europe and is already welcoming guests from Germany and Italy.

    ‘Many foreign guests visit our city by camper vans during the advent period’, said Hans Böhm of Reisemobil Touringclub Austria.

    Sleeping in vehicles on the road is, however, forbidden by law, so camper van owners were previously restricted to traditional camp sites.

    The site covers 14,000 square metres and is equipped with power points, waste disposal facilities, wireless internet and a dog walking area – as well as being just 150 metres from a station on the U6 line.

    ‘This well-equipped site is set-up just like a good camp site, the only difference being that the pitches can only be used by camper vans’, said Böhm. Tents and caravans are not permitted.

    The 188-pitch site has been specially designed with camper vans in mind. The parking areas can accommodate even the largest models, and there is CCTV throughout. A supermarket, hairdresser, restaurant as well as cycling and electronic shops can all be found opposite the pitches.

    There are some differences from traditional camp sites, however. The camper van site is open day and night throughout the year, but is mainly aimed at tourists passing through. ‘We don’t want any long-term guests’. says Böhm. The nightly fee of €19 is aimed at discouraging those who might stay longer.

    Camping clubs in Austria have reacted positively to the news. ‘It is well overdue that a world city like Vienna should have a camper van site’, said Manfred Riha from Camping and Caravanning Club Austria.

    Tomas Mehlmauer, from the Austrian Camping Club (ÖCC), also welcomed the site. ‘It would be great if Vienna became a forerunner for other capital cities, because there is certainly demand.’

    Vienna receives just under 51,000 camping tourists each season.

    John
     
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    Perfect timing we're gonna be in Vienna in a few weeks in the van we'll check it out. (y)(y)
     
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    Did you go? If so, what was it like?
     
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    Yes we went to Vienna it was beautiful definitely going back will pre book to see the Spanish horses show next time.
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    No we didn't stay there instead we stayed in a campsite about 8 miles outside in a small town right on the banks of the Danube but cannot remember the name. We cycled in each day as Vienna has the most amazing cycle routes even have their own traffic lights and crossings. The route followed the Danube all the way so a beautiful ride.
     
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    We considered the camper stop in the OP last autumn, but instead opted for the quieter and more spacious Donaupark Camping just outside the city at Klosterneuberg (same as @Forestboy ?), and got bus then tram/metro into the city centre, which didn't take long. The tram track starts at Nussdorf, and there's a riverside cycle track for the energetic.

    Every Saturday morning next to the Naschmarkt there's a large flea market which is well worth a browse, but be prepared to mega-haggle with the dodgier dealers for bargains. I'm no huge fan of tarted up imperial palaces so we stuck with the Natural History Museum and the Art Gallery for culture. For Schnitzel there is no other eatery than FiglMuller's to consider. The only bit that disappointed us was the Prater funfair, which falls about halfway between Alton Towers and Blackpool Pleasure Beach - we didn't spend long there.

    Nice city overall - worth at least a couple of days of your time, more if you like palaces.

    If you're heading to Austria and you like cities I'd say don't miss Salzburg.
     
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    That's the place Donaupark Camping Klosterneuberg.(y)
     
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    Looks nice (y)

    Do you have any knowledge of the Camping Wien sites, especially Neue-Donau? It looks a bit dated, but is central and cheaper. We know Vienna well, as my wife has family in Aspern. Unfortunately neither of the two homes have room for a motorhome (one did last time we were over, but they have a caravan now!). We've driven and flown over many times, but this would be the first visit, with a MH where we will have to use a campsite or Stellplatz.
     
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    No direct experience, sorry. Looks a bit more convenient for the centre though.
     
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