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Balls In Vienna- Ball season 2021

During the carnival season between 11 November and Shrove Tuesday, the unofficial motto of Vienna is “Alles Walzer”, or “Let the waltz begin!” Balls have a long tradition and are an intrinsic part of Austrian culture. The highlight of the ball season is the Vienna Opera Ball at the Vienna State Opera, which is also broadcast on TV every year. Read about the most beautiful, colorful and famous balls in Vienna on our blog.


Once a year during "Fasching", the Vienna Musikverein is transformed from a venerated concert auditorium into an elegant ballroom and provides a stunning backdrop for the Vienna Philharmonic Ball, an event which has been a highlight of this festive season in Vienna for several decades. The Vienna Philharmonic Ball is held in the halls of the Musikverein building on 23rd January 2020. In addition to music in all parts of the building, the stylish ambience is a guarantee for an exciting evening of dancing. 
Date: the date for 2021 is canceled
Place: Musikverein
Ticket price: 60 - 180 €
Dress code:
Ladies: Floor-length evening dress
Gentlemen: tuxedo or uniform
Ball der Wiener Philharmoniker 2019 ©Richard Schuster.jpg

Vienna Philharmonic Ball 2019 ©Richard Schuster


The Kaffeesiederball, the ball of the Vienna  coffee house proprietors, is taking  place in the Vienna Hofbur and will transform into  the most beautiful of all coffee houses. The artistic director Christof Cremer created together with extraordinary artists a special program
Date:  the date for 2021 is canceled
Place: Hofburg
Ticket price: 72-150 €
Dress code:
Ladies: Floor-length evening dress, ball gown
Gentlemen: Tailcoat, tuxedo, gala uniform (bow tie only, no tie!)
Dance performance at Kaffeesiederball in Vienna (c) Christian Husar


The most extraordinary ball of the Viennese ball season is the Vienna Rainbow Ball. The ball for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people, intersex people and their friends is taking place for the 21st  time at the Parkhotel  Schönbrunn. Under the motto "I wanna dance with somebody" you can dance till the morning hours.
Date: the date for 2021 is canceled
Location: Parkhotel Schönbrunn
Ticket price: Advance sale 56 €
Dress code: Floor-length or knee-length evening dress, elegant trouser suit, waistcoat, etc., tuxedo or dark suit with bow tie, tie or scarf. No gender-specific dress code!
Vienna Rainbow Ball 2017 (c) Martin Zigler


Probably the most famous ball in the world, this is the place to be for international celebrities. At the Vienna Opera Ball, the motto is "see and be seen". If you want to make a good impression at this high-society event of the year, you must follow the dress code!
Date:  the date for 2021 is canceled
Location: Vienna State Opera
Ticket price: 315 – 23.600 €
Dress code:
Ladies: large, long evening dress, no cocktail dress, no body-accented dresses, no wristwatch
Gentlemen: black coat, bow tie in white, no tie, no tuxedo
Vienna Opera Ball (c) Wiener Staatsoper Michael Pöhn


The sweetest Ball in Vienna is the BonbonBall. This year, the ball will take place for the 69th time at the Vienna Konzerthaus. If you are feeling spontaneous, the BonbonBall offers the possibility of renting suitable clothes.
Date:  the date for 2021 is canceled​​​​​​​
Venue: Wiener Konzerthaus
Ticket prices: 110 - 730 €
Dress code:
Ladies: floor-length evening dress
Gentlemen: tailcoat, tuxedo or black suit
The sweetest Ball in Vienna (c) BonbonBall


List of Balls in Vienna:



WU Ball - Ball der Wirtschaftsuniversität

Niederösterreichischer Bauernbundball



Ball der Offiziere

Ball der Pharmacie

Wiener Kroatenball

Altkalksburger Ball

Wiener Philharmonikerball

Ball der Industrie und Technik

Wiener Regenbogenball


Wiener Ärzteball

Wiener Ball der Wissenschaften


Ball der Alt-Hietzinger

TU Ball - Ball der Technischen Universität Wien

BOKU Ball - Ball der Universität für Bodenkultur

IAEA Ball - Ball of the International Atomic Energy Agency Staff Association


Ball der Wiener Wirtschaft

Chinesischer Neujahrsball

Ball der Wiener Kaffeesieder

Wiener Polizeiball

Johann Strauss Ball

Wiener Opernball


Bonbon Ball

Immobilienball - Ball der Immobilienwirtschaft 


Juristen Ball

Rudolfina - Redoute

Elmayer- Kränzchen


Dancer against Cancer Frühlingsball

Dorner Ball (Palais Ferstel)

Ball der Wiener Sängerknaben

Ball des Sports

Diversity Ball

Oberösterreicher Ball  im Rathaus

Ball der Veterinärmedizin

Concordia Ball

Sommerball des Rotary Club Wien Nestroy

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