Dance the night away!
Vienna is celebrating carnival just like in Rio de Janeiro. Viennese are dancing!
Not necessarily on the streets because the weather is simply too cold to wear short dresses and high heels to trudge through the snow. What Viennese do is that they dress up festive, women in a long evening dress and men wear a tailcoat. They put on their shining dancing shoes and enter one of the historic venues or city palaces to enjoy a night of dancing and entertainment on one of the almost countless balls.
Picture: Kursalon Betriebs GmbH
More than 450 balls take place in Vienna each year in the short season from November until Ash Wednesday. A highlight every year is the Johann Strauss Ball that takes place at the legendary Kursalon Hübner, where the famous musician Johann Strauss celebrated his biggest successes. Now there is the opportunity to experience this high class event on February the 13th, 2016. Kursalon is located right next to the city park and just around the corner the hotel Intercontinental Vienna offers the perfect combination for two breathtaking nights in the capital of music – in Vienna.