Vienna (OTS/SPW) – On Friday, the time has finally come. The 39th Danube Island Festival will transform Vienna’s Danube Island into a huge festival site for three days. To ensure that all visitors can get to #dif22 quickly, easily and in an environmentally friendly manner, Wiener Linien is increasing its frequency, and there is also a cooperation with FullAccess. For a safe visit, the COVID-19 advisory board will once again provide recommendations. Here are all the details on travel, security and the house rules.
After two years of restrictions due to the pandemic, all Donauinselfest fans can celebrate together again this year from June 24 to 26 and experience great live acts on Europe’s largest open-air stage with free admission. To ensure that all visitors can travel easily and safely at all times – and above all in an environmentally friendly manner – the organizers of the Donauinselfest are working closely with Wiener Linien. “We want a Danube Island Festival for everyone. That means free and low-threshold access and that includes mobility. All #dif22 fans can travel to the festival by public transport. Wiener Linien is expanding its services accordingly this coming weekend,” explains Barbara Novak, regional party secretary of SPÖ Vienna. “In addition, we are once again cooperating with the accessibility consulting agency FullAccess, which, together with hallermobil, will ensure this year for the first time that people with disabilities are brought to the festival grounds by shuttle service.”
Since there are no parking spaces available near the festival site, it is advised in any case not to arrive by car. Bicycle parking is available, but bicycles may not be taken onto the festival grounds.
The safety and health of all visitors is also a top priority at the Donauinselfest 2022. This year, the organizers have once again worked closely with the COVID-19 advisory board under the leadership of Siegfried Meryn: “The pandemic is not over yet. The current situation allows us to hold the Danube Island Festival again on a large scale – however, caution is still advised. Of course, organizationally all necessary possible measures will be taken, regardless of which, however, each individual also shares self-responsibility.” This year there is no obligation for visitors to wear masks, but the COVID-19 advisory board recommends masks in places where no distance is possible. For employees, masks are mandatory in closed rooms.
Matthias Friedrich, Managing Director of the Pro Event Team for Vienna and Project Manager of the Donauinselfest appeals to all visitors:
“We ask everyone who wants to visit the Donauinselfest this year to take a PCR or rapid test in advance to protect themselves and others. People with symptoms are not allowed to enter the festival area.”
How to get to #dif22:
By public transport: The easiest way to get to #dif22 is to take the U1 and U6 subway lines. From the stations Handelskai (U6) and Donauinsel (U1) you can reach the festival area directly in just a few steps. In order to facilitate the departure in the evening for visitors, the intervals of the subways will be shortened to three minutes. Those who prefer to travel by bus and streetcar can use lines 25, 26, 31 and 29A. There, too, the intervals will be shortened on Friday and Saturday nights. Further information at [www.wienerlinien.at] (http://www.wienerlinien.at/).
By train: If you are coming from the provinces, you can travel comfortably by train and take the U1 subway line at Vienna Central Station or the U6 subway line at Vienna West Station.
By bicycle: It is also possible to travel by bicycle, but bicycles are prohibited on the grounds themselves. Bicycle racks are available, for example, at Handelskai and at Reichsbrücke.
With the FullAccess shuttle service: If you register in advance at [firstname.lastname@example.org] (mailto:email@example.com), people with all kinds of disabilities can use the new shuttle service with an accompanying person. Together with hallermobil, the free service is offered throughout the weekend between 13:00 and 21:00. Two buses will run from the parking lot at Donauturmstraße 7a and take visitors to the festival grounds to the platform for visitors with disabilities at the festival stage.
A detailed map of the Donauinselfest 2022 is available [here] (https://donauinselfest.at/?nofade)!
Buddy Service by FullAccess.
Those who cannot visit the festival alone and do not have an escort can use the buddy service of FullAccess in cooperation with Volkshilfe. Visitors with disabilities or senior citizens can register by e-mail ([firstname.lastname@example.org] (mailto:email@example.com)) or by phone at the mobile number 0660 460 65 81. Thus, for 1 to 2 hours, depending on the availability of the accompanying persons, a safe and entertaining event visit at the spacious festival site can be guaranteed.
Celebrating together also means looking out for each other: The most important points of the #dif22 house rules
In order to ensure peaceful coexistence at the Donauinselfest 2022, the organizers ask all visitors to abide by the house rules.
* Bicycles are prohibited on the entire festival site.
* Also the carrying of umbrellas and drinks.
* Too large backpacks or even luggage may not be taken onto the site.
* Dogs or other animals are not allowed on the festival site. Exceptions are guide dogs for the blind and partner dogs with appropriate training.
* Camping is only allowed on official campsites. Camping is not possible at the Donauinselfest itself.
The complete house rules of the Donauinselfest 2022 are available in German, English and Ukrainian (later today) here:
The Vienna Donauinselfest is the largest open-air festival in Europe with free admission. For 39 years now, a top-class music, action and fun program has been offered on the Danube Island. The festival has always stood for social cohesion, an affordable and modern Vienna as well as respectful interaction with each other. [www.donauinselfest.at] (http://www.donauinselfest.at/)
The six Presenting Partners of the Donauinselfest 2022 are: Wien Energie, UniCredit Bank Austria, OBI, Wiener Städtische Versicherung, Austrian Lotteries and Wien Holding.
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