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In the rhythm of the waltz: the most popular balls in Vienna

В ритме вальса: самые популярные венские балы
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The editors of Beautiful Lifestyle magazine have prepared a list of the most popular balls in Vienna.

Despite the borders of many countries still closed, it is always a great idea to plan a new trip. Imagine traveling to Austria. Can you feel the exquisite aromas coming from gourmet cafes on the streets of Vienna? And, of course, do not forget that a new ballroom season will begin in the city in November. And as you know, tickets to the balls in Vienna are worth buying in advance.

The editors of Beautiful Lifestyle magazine have chosen the most exciting and luxurious balls, which are undoubtedly worth a visit.

1) The Vienna Opera Ball

The Vienna Opera Ball is the most prestigious and oldest ball in Vienna. The first ball took place in 1877. Today, high society gathers at this ball: famous politicians, experts from art and fashion industries, businessmen. Over 5,000 guests annually attend the event. The ball is opened by 300 debutantes dancing the waltz in white evening dresses. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra accompanies the ball.

Date: 02/11/2021
Dress code: Ladies are required to wear a floor-length evening dress, gentlemen should wear a tailcoat or tuxedo.
Location: Vienna State Opera

2) Ball of The Coffeebrewers/Kaffeesiederball

The Ball of The Coffeebrewers annually attracts guests from all over the world, because coffee houses are one of the main attractions of the city. The tables with exquisite desserts are around the dance floor, and the alluring aroma of coffee is floating in the air. This ball is considered to be mostly for tourists. For example, the show program at the ball is a bit more extravagant and modern compared to others.

Date: 01/22/2021
Dress code: Ladies are required to wear a floor-length evening dress, gentlemen should wear a tailcoat or tuxedo.
Location: Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

3) Vienna Philharmonic Ball

The ball of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is considered to be the most classic and elegant. True connoisseurs of exquisite atmosphere gather at this ball. Although the dances are accompanied by music performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra, you won’t be able to hear the famous Vienna Orchestra this evening – the entire orchestra will be on the dance floor. Traditionally, a ball usually opens with a polonaise performed by debutants.

Date: 01/21/2021
Dress code: Ladies are required to wear a floor-length evening dress, gentlemen should wear a tailcoat or tuxedo.
Location: Vienna Musikverein

4) Bonbon Ball

The Bonbon ball is the sweetest and brightest: there are mountains of sweets and delicious desserts everywhere in the halls of the ballroom. The guest of the ball will attend an elegant ballet performance, and at the end of the event, they will choose Miss BonBon. Those who prefer modern music can enjoy a discotheque downstairs.

Date: 02/12/2021
Dress code: Ladies are required to wear a floor-length evening dress, gentlemen should wear a tailcoat or tuxedo.
Location: Vienna Konzerthaus

5) Hofburg Silvesterball

Hundreds of tourists annually attend the traditional New Year’s Imperial Ball in Hofburg. The Austrian president is also present at this ball. At the Hofburg Silvesterball, guests will fall into a real New Year’s fairytale, because as soon as the clock strikes 12, the magic only begins. Guests will enjoy a dance program to the accompaniment of classical and jazz music and attend the gala dinner.

Date: 12/31/2020
Dress code: Ladies are required to wear a floor-length evening dress, gentlemen should wear a tailcoat or tuxedo.
Location: Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

6) Ball of Legal Professionals

Those who love dressing up will appreciate the annual Ball of Legal Professionals. In 2020, the 1920s were the central theme of the ball: the guests found themselves at a party organized by Great Gatsby. Also, the organizers of the ball annually prepare a themed show, which begins at midnight.

Date: 02/13/2021
Dress code: Ladies are required to wear a floor-length evening dress, gentlemen should wear a tailcoat or tuxedo.
Location: Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

7) Flower Ball

The Flower Ball is one of the most beautiful balls in Vienna. The ballroom is decorated with bouquets of freshly cut flowers, creating a unique atmosphere. At the end of the event, each guest traditionally receives a pot with a flowering plant.

Date: 01/15/2021
Dress code: Ladies are required to wear a floor-length evening dress, gentlemen should wear a tailcoat or tuxedo.
Location: Wiener Rathaus

8) Johann Strauss Ball

The ball is accompanied by music written by Johann Strauss. The guests will attend a waltz master class from professional ballroom dancers. Also, for those who prefer modern music, a specially invited DJ plays.

Date: 02/13/2021
Dress code: Ladies are required to wear a floor-length evening dress, gentlemen should wear a tailcoat or tuxedo.
Location: Kursalon Hubner

Author: Anastasia Zhukova

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