A good way of meeting Austrian students is by doing sports together.
ÖH BOKU - Office for Sports
The objective is to provide students easy accessibility to a variety of sport offers that are otherwise quite expensive pay for by oneself. For example, taking a hike in the mountains requires mostly a car and someone who has knowledge of the surroundings. In this case the ÖH provides the car for as low as €5 per person and someone who has been hiking in that area before. For Mixed Soccer and Mixed Volleyball we rent sports halls that are provided for free to students. Registration is on a weekly first come, first serve basis. The following sports options are currently provided for free or at a very low cost for both men and women:
- Acro yoga
- Strength training
- Bouldering & rock climbing
- Feldenkrais Method
- Mountain biking
- Road cycling
- Thai boxing
- Ultimate Frisbee
The University Sports Institute (USI)
Every semester, the USI offers an impressive number of courses for around 50,000 students. A complete list can be found on their homepage. Additionally, the University Sports Institute organises trips like hiking, rock climbing, skiing and snowboarding.
Online registration possible: https://www.usi.at/en/
Auf der Schmelz 6a | 1150 Wien
+43 1 4277-17001
More sports activites
If you are keen on water, just check the list of indoor and outdoor pools: https://www.wien.gv.at/english/leisure/bath/
Green Spots to hang out
Vienna is a very “green” city so you can enjoy relaxing in one of the many parks.
If Türkenschanzpark next to BOKU is too small for you, you can go to the “Donauinsel”, the green “Prater”, or even to
the forests east and southeast of Vienna, the “Wienerwald”.
The botanical garden in the 3rd district might also be of special interest for you!