Badeschiff is a restaurant/bar in the canal I warmly recommend for the cold months in Vienna. Let me briefly tell you why that is. Τhe Donaukanal area is a centrally located hotspot at the waterfront. The Viennese have a close relationship with water, be it because of Austria not having any sea access, or because it is a main ingredient in both beer and wine… Anyhow, we are very appreciative of the super-tasty tap water coming directly from the Alps. And we are grateful for the Danube running through our beautiful city, making Vienna even more awesome.
Badeschiff, in cooperation with Adria, actively invests in diversity. I know two of the guys with disabilities who work there (getting actual pay), and they love their job.
Even if you do not care about social responsibility, you might find the two lanes (one inside the pool!) for eisstockschießen which is similar to curling, or the lower deck bowling alley terrific. If that doesn’t attract you yet, inside you’ll find a mix of inclusive literature, coffee and a cozy restaurant. The food concept of “Speisen ohne Grenzen” gives refugees the possibility to introduce their national dishes, so the daily changing menu offers cuisine from Afghanistan, Somalia, or Syria.
Recently the ship got an artsy wrap. The pink camouflage net serves as a tie that links the inclusive “island” with the mainland and its inhabitants. A belt that keeps everything in place and its community together in a loose way that welcomes new visitors.