September the 5th until the 7th there was Europe’s largest free open air party at the Danube Island in Vienna. About 2,000 artists and up to three million visitors were expected to be there - including us!

It’s the biggest music event I’ve ever attended. There were stages everywhere with different bands playing and artists singing. They were great even though totally unknown to us, but not to all the others judging by the screaming.

The Danube Island (Donauinsel in German) where it was held, is a 21.1 km long and narrow island along the Danube river.

With it’s 70-210 meters width, I’ll say that it’s perfect for these kind of events. Keeping all the festivities away from the city homes, not disturbing them too much, because the music - and the crowd - was loud!

There were lots and lots of food and drinks stalls, which made me wish that we hadn’t eaten already before going there. There were food from other countries too.

Most of the others seemed to have gone from eating to more drinking and it was really one big party going on all over the island. Totally incredible how big the festival area is and how much we walked and walked.

We were only there in the evening and it was dark, so we couldn’t see much of the surroundings plus it was so crowded that you had to walk in line at some parts.

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