Nature and Recreation


  • The local recreation areas around the Viehofner lakes* offer top sports and leisure activities right in the middle of St. Pölten. From swimming and beach volleyball in the summer to ice skating and ice hockey in the winter – the lakes are among the best chill-out locations in the city.
  • Located directly at the Viehofner lake, the Seedose* is a great place to eat and drink which has its own boat rental and picnic services.
  • The Ratzersdorfer lake* is not just for swimming. There are several sports fields: two for beach volleyball, and one each for basketball and soccer. Scenic running, walking and cycling routes around the lake and a public barbecue area make the outdoor experience complete.

* linked websites in German

Studierende sitzen auf einem Steg am See

Exploring the City on Two Wheels

Cycling is an excellent way of exploring the city during all seasons.

  • Students can borrow scooters from the St. Pölten UAS for free. Go to rental service
  • nextbike is an inexpensive rental service with a rental point directly in front of the UAS building. Go to Nextbike