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Ball season in Vienna

Fast Facts

  • Location: Vienna is Austria
  • Attraction Type: Event
  • Significance: The grandest Ball Festival of Austria
  • Best Time to Visit: 31st December to mid February
  • How to Reach: By flights from all major cities of the world; alternatively by road and rail from major European destinations
  • Nearest International Airport: Vienna International Airport

Ball season in Vienna is an annual event, which begins on the New Year's Eve and extends till the middle of February. The Vienna Ball season, when in full swing, is a treat to watch with ladies and gentlemen in their smartest attires whirling in pairs in Vienna's finest ball floors. The Vienna Ball starts off with the Imperial Ball or 'Kaiserball' on 31st December at Hofburg. The other important events that follow include the Pharmacist's Ball or 'Ball der Pharmazie', Ball of the Vienna Philharmonic or 'Ball der Wiener Philharmoniker', a classic event held in Musikverein. This is followed by the Lawyers' Ball or 'Juristenball' at Hotburg. The grandest of all these events is the 'Opemball' or 'Opera ball'. Members of the nobility and celebrities in their best outfits gather at Staatsoper to swing to the most lilting tunes. Photographers and members of the fourth estate from all over the globe wait desperately for this classic display of elegant dance form.

Accommodation and Dining

Vienna is a tourist's heaven as far as accommodation is concerned. Be it top-end luxury resorts or the modest bed and breakfast hotels, Vienna has the perfect choice for each and every traveler to the city. Among the top-end categories you could choose from Hotel Sacher Wien, Hilton Hotel Vienna, Hotel Imperial, Hotel Bristol, and Radisson SAS Palais. Among the luxury hotels you could make a choice among Ananas Tend Hotel Vienna, Bellevue Hotel, Kavailer Hotel, Mercure City Hotel, Albatros Hotel, and Park Schoenbrunn Hotel.

Vienna, the capital city of Austria is a gourmet's delight. Specialized eateries serve German, Swiss, East European, seafood, Continental, and international recipes. Steirereck is a specialty restaurant for German, Swiss and Austrian cuisine. Their 'saddle of lamb', 'prime Styrian beef roast', and 'rabbit with red-pepper risotto' are particularly delicious. Korso bei Der Oper serves mouth-watering international cuisine. You might try their filet of char, Roquefort flavored noodles, rack of lamb, and veal saddle with cape mushrooms.


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