Vienna’s Extravagant Balls

Vienna may be famous for its traditional balls, but there are also a number of extraordinary and unusual balls to attend

Vienna’s ball culture is famous, well beyond its national borders. However, in addition to the traditional balls, there are also colourful and extravagant balls – often with a serious background or held as charity events. And one thing is sure – guests are guaranteed entertainment, diversity and, above all, an exhilarating celebration at each and every one!


Ball culture meets club culture at the Technoball


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Techno beat to the beat of a waltz? Modern music combined with a historical ball atmosphere? The Ottakringer Brewery shows how this can be done! On 23rd February 2019, Austrian artists from the DJ scene provide good vibes and entertainment at this somewhat different ball.

In addition, guests will be spoiled for choice in terms of entertainment, such as a ball casino, the LED Techno Robot Show or the Fuel Girls Fire Show by Masters of Dirt. The dress code reflects this year’s motto, “Be Yourself!”. Not only ball dresses and tailcoats are allowed but also Austria’s national costume, Tracht and Dirndl, as well as fantasy costumes.

Wiener Technoball
Address: Ottakringer Brauerei, Ottakringer Platz 1, 1160 Vienna
Date: 23rd February 2019
Entry for guests to the VIP Dinner: 7:30pm
Entry for ball guests: 9pm


A ball celebrating life – Rosenball


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Pro joie de vivre and contra exclusion – this sums up the Rosenball. Regardless of whether in glamorous costumes or in elegant evening wear, guests meet each other as equals at this ball as the Rosenball stands for a world united and diversity.

In contrast to the Opera Ball, which take place on the same evening, guests will not dance until the small hours to waltz music but rather house and disco. However, the more traditional elements of a ball, such as the opening by debutante couples as well as the opening polonaise, are also honoured here.

Address: Palais Auersperg, Auerspergstraße 1, 1080 Vienna
Date: 28th February 2019


Charity Ball attended by many celebrities – Dancer against Cancer


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Celebrating while doing something good at the same time – you can do so at the Dancer against Cancer Ball. This is a charity ball and all proceeds go to the Österreichische Krebshilfe (Austrian Cancer Aid). In the magnificent setting of the Wiener Hofburg (Vienna Imperial Palace), the guests dance together against cancer.

The highlight of the evening is the celebrity dancing contest, when celebrities compete against each other in an attempt to win the votes of the audience. The myAid Award for outstanding commitment against cancer is also presented in the course of this ball.

Dancer against Cancer
Address: Wiener Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, 1010 Vienna
Date: 6th April 2019
Entry: 7:30pm


Ball in a bridal gown?


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You can only wear your wedding dress once in a lifetime? The Viennese ball culture proves exactly the opposite! Regardless of whether you are still married, if you never were or not yet or even if you only recently got married, you can wear your wedding attire or your dream dress to this special ball! And of course, guests who prefer to attend in festive evening wear or in traditional Austrian national costume are also more than welcome.

The Parkhotel Schönbrunn, with its elegant and magnificent rooms, is the perfect location for this romantic ball. Every ball guest simply has to be enchanted by the romantic atmosphere here.

Wiener Brautkleiderball
Address: Parkhotel Schönbrunn, Hietzinger Hauptstraße 10-14, 1130 Vienna
Date: 18th May 2019


Extravagant with a serious background – Life Ball


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The most flamboyant and exotic ball in Austria has to be the Life Ball. The opening show, which is held on the square in front of Vienna’s Town Hall, has much to offer. In addition to performances from national and international stars as well as a brilliant stage show and fashion show, the extravagant and lovingly created costumes are the highlight of the evening. Onlookers can admire and marvel at the ball guests when they enter Vienna’s Town Hall on the red carpet laid out just for this occasion.

However, the Life Ball does have a serious background as it is the largest charity event in Europe for the benefit of those infected with HIV and AIDS sufferers. The message is clear: Together we can end AIDS!

Life Ball
Address: Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna
Date: 8th June 2019


Colourful – more colourful – the Regenbogenball


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If you appreciate entertainment in the classical style of the Viennese ball traditional and, at the same time, would like to make a statement about equality – the Regenbogenball (literally, the Rainbow Ball) is exactly the right place for you! The Regenbogenball is one of the highlights in the ball season for lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals, as well as transsexuals and intersexuals and their friends.

The event is held in the splendid rooms of the Parkhotel Schönbrunn, which is situated right next to the Schönbrunn Zoo. Not only are the guests diverse but also the live programme. Additionally the ball is a charity event with all proceeds going tot he Homesexual Initiative (HOSI) Vienna.

Wiener Regenbogenball
Address: Parkhotel Schönbrunn, Hietzinger Hauptstraße 10-14, 1130 Vienna
Date: 26th January 2019


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