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Vienna- Magical city, magical pride – complete with a beach!
This year’s Vienna Pride typically takes place in June. Their “Pride Village” will be constructed on City Hall Square, a tent city in the middle of town, offering a mix of culture, shows, food and information. Many of the city’s gay and lesbian restaurants will provide food and drink. From 11.00 am to 10.00 pm, visitors in the raised sand beach can relax on loungers, enjoy a drink, learn about the Viennese community and dance to party music.
The highlight of Vienna Pride is the Rainbow Parade on Saturday. On trailers, motorbikes, in carriages or on foot: gays, lesbians, drag queens, leather boys, transgenders and many more celebrate themselves in the Rainbow Parade and send out a signal against discrimination. Vienna’s Ringstrasse will therefore be closed to traffic. The Rainbow Parade will make its way around the entire ring road against the flow of traffic, starting at 2.00 pm (start and end: City Hall Square). More than 100,000 visitors are expected.
Those who want to continue partying afterward will also be superbly looked after: Numerous parties at different locations will turn night into day from Saturday to Sunday.
The traditional Rainbow tours on the history of homosexuality will be held again at the University of Vienna on Friday. The tour will be held in German at 4.00 pm and in English at 6.00 pm.
The lion’s share of gay bars and clubs is situated near the Villa, in the district along Linke Wienzeile and Rechte Wienzeile.
The Vienna gay area is quite compact and easy to get around,
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action,
Gay Map of Vienna
Wienzeile (‘Vienna Row’) is a street that runs through the city along the Vienna River. It is divided into Rechte (right) Wienzeile and the Linke (left) Wienzeile. Many gay bars and venues are located along both sides of Wienzeile.
Video Of Vienna Gay Pride
Highlights of Vienna Gay Pride 2018
Recommended Hotels in Vienna
Stay close to “Vienna Row” or Wienzeile if you want to be close to all of Vienna’s best gay bars and clubs. Vienna has some of the most stunning hotels located in historic buildings.
Hotel Imperial, 5 Star
A Luxury Collection Hotel
The luxurious, renowned 5-star Hotel Imperial is set directly on the Ringstraße boulevard in the heart of Vienna and takes you back to the times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
5 Star Luxury
Built in 1913, Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof is located in the center of the first district of Vienna, only a few steps from the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Spacious air-conditioned rooms.
Hotel Astoria Wien
4 Star, Tranquil
Set in a charming building from 1912, Austria Trend Hotel Astoria Wien is located in the centre of Vienna, right on the famous Kärtnerstraße shopping street. Free WiFi is available.
Hotel Maria Theresia
4 Star Great Amenities
The modern and elegant K+K Hotel Maria Theresia enjoys a central and quiet location right in Vienna’s artists’ quarter of Spittelberg and offers free WiFi, a wellness and a fitness area.