Carnival in Vienna

From traditional Balls to fun carnival parades and extraordinary carnival parties

Every year on November the 11th it is said: The fifth season – the carnival – begins again! In Vienna, people prefer to ring in the carnival by dancing. For this purpose, the Viennese dance schools invite you to the public Viennese Waltz at Stephansplatz. The time after that, and especially in January and February, is dominated by the hustle and bustle of the carnival.

Time to dance: In the carnival in Vienna to the Ball of Dance

Marvel at how elegantly dressed ladies and gentlemen float across the dance floor at Viennese Ballrooms during your vacation in Vienna. Most of the dance balls are held in the Vienna Hofburg. In addition to the legendary New Year’s Eve ball, you will experience numerous romantic ball nights at the Vienna Hofburg, especially during carnival. Whether to the confectioners’ ball, coffee settlers’ ball, Viennese doctors’ ball or ball of the Viennese economy.

With a festive atmosphere and elegant debutantes, the Vienna City Hall and the Vienna State Opera with its famous Opera Ball also invite you to enjoy a pleasurable dance. And the Candy Ball at the Vienna Konzerthaus is also particularly spectacular. In addition to dancing, you’ll snack on sweets like delicious Manner wafers and cheer on the exciting Miss Candy pageant. Throw yourself into the right costume and be there when the city of Vienna invites you to the wonderful ball season from November to February!

Carnival parades & carnival parties for children & families

Especially for families with children, the city of Vienna offers numerous opportunities for exuberant carnival celebrations. Marvel at Vienna’s variously disguised carnival jesters and their elaborately decorated floats at the colorful carnival parades and celebrations. Let your children transform into a princess, a cowboy or a wild animal during make-up at the cheerful carnival parties. The carnival parade in the Vienna Prater, the carnival parade in Simmering, the carnival festival in the zoo Schönbrunn or in the Vienna City Hall are extremely popular. The attractions such as free doughnuts for dressed-up children, Punch and Judy show, atmospheric music performances and many more will make your carnival party in Vienna simply breathtaking!

P.S.: Your hotel The Harmonie Vienna is located in the central Servitenviertel and only a few kilometers away from the central dance balls and carnival parties!


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