ball - season & carneval, Vienna

4 Reviews

Know about this?

  • ball - season & carneval
    by Fam.Rauca
  • Vienna Opera Ball
    Vienna Opera Ball
    by Fam.Rauca
  • ball - season & carneval
    by Fam.Rauca
  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo

    Vienna Opera Ball

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Mar 3, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Vienna Opera Ball
    4 more images

    The highlight of Vienna's social calendar, and the most important event, in the Viennese culture lives, is the Opera Ball that happens every year, into the Viennese Opera House.
    "Rich dance for the poor", was the motto of the first opera ball, on the 26 January 1935.
    At that time, the turnover of the opera ball was donated, at the "winter help": warm clothing and fuel for the penurious folk.
    Annually, on the last Thursday in the Fasching, the stage and the parquet of the state opera are changed into a big dance ground.
    Then, the shiniest event of the ball season, the opera ball begins in the flower-decorated house.
    This year, 2006, meant for the Viennese State Opera, a doubled jubilee, 250th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the 50th opera ball.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Music
    • Festivals

    Was this review helpful?

  • mel_bee's Profile Photo


    by mel_bee Updated May 6, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    At the ball in the Hofburg Palace

    In the early months of the year is when the Viennese ball season takes place, culminating in the very famous Opernball held in the State Opera on the last Thursday before Lent begins. Ball tickets begin at around 40€, check with the Tourist Office for more details.

    Was this review helpful?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    Fasching & Ball - Saison

    by globetrott Updated Aug 27, 2012

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Schoenbrunn castle

    FASCHING is the austrian expression for Carneval - and in comparison to Venice or Cologne our kind of Carneval is certainly nothing you would miss, if you miss it...

    BUT attending a BALL in Vienna is always something special and something you see nowhere else THAT way.

    Formal dresses are a Must !!
    No jeans or colorful suits for men.
    A list of Balls in Vienna 2013 is shown in my link !

    On my pic : One of the most beautiful rooms of Schoenbrunn castle.
    Some balls are held in rooms at least looking almost as beautiful as this one.

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Luxury Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • mel_bee's Profile Photo


    by mel_bee Updated May 22, 2003
    Dressed up and enjoying the fun

    On the Tuesday before Lent (Shrove Tuesday) its Carnival in Austria. To make the most of the celebrations, dress up and head to the bars at the Bermuda Triangle!

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Vienna

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

101 travelers online now


View all Vienna hotels