With its successful blend of imperial tradition and contemporary creativity, the Austrian capital has established itself as a major travel destination.
Vienna is not only the capital of Austria, but also one of its nine federal states. The city covers 415 square kilometers and is divided into 23 districts. With woods, grassland, parks and gardens accounting for almost half its area, Vienna is the city in Europe with the highest ratio of green space. “Urban green” such as Stadtpark (with one of the most frequently photographed sights in the city, the golden Johann Strauss monument) is joined by the woods and grassland of Prater, the extensive Schönbrunn Palace Gardens, sections of the Vienna Woods, vineyards, farmland and the wetlands of the legendary Danube River. During the summer temperatures rarely rise above 30º C, and in winter they hardly ever fall below -5º C. Schönbrunn Palace and its park were added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1996, followed by the historic city centre in 2001.
Vienna breathes LGBTIG* history like almost no other European city. Homosexual emperors, warlords, princesses and composers once lived here. Today, the flourishing LGBTIQ scene makes the city a perfect holiday destination.
Although Vienna does not have a predominantly LGBTIQ neighbourhood, there is a vibrant and diverse LGBTIQ scene centred around the Naschmarkt, which connects the fourth and sixth districts. As part of a local tour, you can walk to the 20 relevant restaurants on foot, including such popular restaurants as the Willendorf and Sixta, the self-governing community get-together Gugg of the HOSI Vienna, and several bars and cafes such as Savoy, Mango, Felixx, the Kisss Bar, Village or Marea Alta, just to name a few. In addition, there are many venues and places in Vienna that welcome our community.
In the last 20 years, numerous annual major LGTBIQ events have been established in Vienna. These include the Wiener Regenbogenball and the Rosenball, among the more than 400 balls that take place during the carnival season in Vienna. The queer film festival “identities” takes place every two years, and the International Queer Minorities Film Festival “Transition” every year. With “Wien in Schwarz”, the fetish scene gets together every year, and Vienna Pride with its Pride Village and Rainbow Parade is, of course, the absolute highlight of the LGBTIQ annual calendar.
Tourist Info Vienna Airport
in the arrival hall
Daily from 7.00 am – 10.00 pm
Tourist Info Vienna Main Station
in the InfoPoint of ÖBB
Daily from 9.00 am – 7.00 pm