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Football Clubs in Vienna

Football is a popular sport in Vienna. In fact, the Austrian capital has some of the world’s oldest and most successful football clubs. The national team of Austria is also based in the Ernst Happel stadium in the Prater Park. 

The two major football teams that compete against each other are the Rapid Wien, Austria Wien and First Vienna. The Rapid Wien, though, is considered the oldest club. 

Rapid Wien 

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Danube Bike Trail

Vienna is one European city that promotes a health lifestyle. In terms of transportation, it has green buses plying around the major thoroughfares while it also has bicycle paths for people who love to pedal around the city and nearby areas.

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Watersports to Enjoy in Vienna

Summer is here and what better way to enjoy it than to get wet by engaging in watersports or just get close to the waters. In Vienna, visitors and locals have many choices when it comes to these activities. 

The older ones can have fun boating and the best place to do it is the Alte Donau. The curving stream will let you see the residential neighborhoods to the northern part of the Danube River. Boat rental is available at An der Obere along the Danube. There are kiosks there that offer boat, canoe or kayak rental. 

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Racing Legends to Grace F1 Parade

Formula 1 fans in Austria will have a rare chance of seeing their past favorite racers this coming June. Racing legends that have been a major part of the F1 history will be the guests during the legends parade for the F1 meet in Spielberg. 

The day to mark is June 22nd when the so-called living legends will drive in their original cars. They include Niki Lauda, Gerhard Berger, Jochen Rindt, Helmut Marko, Dieter Quester, Hans Binder, Karl Wendlinger, Alexander Wurz, Patrick Friesacher and Christian Klien. 

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Austrian Grand Prix Needs Muses

The Austrian Grand Prix is scheduled in July this year and in line with this, some pretty grid girls are needed to serve as muses during the event. To qualify for the search for the 50 Formula Unas, interested ladies must be pretty, charismatic and energetic. 

For the grand prix, the young women who will be lucky to be selected will wear the traditional Dirndl dres of Austria. They will be tasked to hold up the flags, help at presentation ceremoniese and represent Austria at the parties. 

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Austria Gets First Winter Olympics Gold Medal in 12 Years

Austria is blessed with beautiful mountains which form part of the famous Alps and numerous ski resorts so it’s not a surprise to hear that the country got a gold medal in the Winter Olympics for the first time after 12 years. The event was the downhill race considered the original extreme winter events. 

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Popular Sports to Watch in Vienna

Sports-oriented visitors in Vienna have always something to look forward to while in the Austrian capital. Those eager to watch spectator sports have varied choices available. Whether you’re a family or group of friends, many of these sports in Vienna are easily accessible. 

Horse Racing

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Skiing in Vienna

While most of the top ski resort in Austria are not in Vienna, the capital city has one at Semmering Zauberberg. Open since December, the place accommodates people with or without skiing experience not only during daytime but as well as nighttime.

Ski fans wanting to enjoy the snow in the best possible way can enjoy the slopes that have been well prepared for them. There are 14 kilometers of ski slopes available during the day and another 13 kilometers which can be used at night for serious and experienced skiers and snowboarders. 

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Viennese Women in Roller Derby

Many Viennese women are involved in various sports. But there are others who prefer the unusual kind of sport on wheels. It’s not car racing or cycling, though but roller skating. 

The sport is known as roller derby, a full-contact sport that requires players to wear quad roller skates. The players skate on an oval track and find ways to score as many points as possible to win. 

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Vienna Night Run

Running is a good physical activity to do particularly during the early morning or even at night time. At these times, the weather is cooler and since the sun is not out yet, you have all the energy to do what you love best. 

In Vienna, various running events are organized every year. One of them is the Vienna Night Run that covers a distance of five kilometers. It is considered one of the largest charity running events in Central Europe.   

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