title:New Years Eve in Vienna
A magical city that draws millions to its attractions throughout the year, Vienna’s allure is simply irresistible come the festive season. In the days and nights leading up to New Year’s Eve few places in the world can match the Austrian capital for its elegance and uncompromising indulgence that harks back to an era when Vienna was the world’s music powerhouse.
Christmas lights, festive spirits and the traditional covering of snow and ice beneath foot all add to the ambience of Vienna on New Year’s Eve itself. But, in a city renowned for its music culture, there really is only one place to be and to be seen on New Year’s Eve – and that’s the Imperial Ball!
The Imperial Ball
The Imperial Ball in Vienna (also known as the Kaiserball) is one of the highlights of the Viennese calendar. Held in the halls of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, the ball is a music and dance extravaganza taking in the Viennese Waltz and operatic melodies. The program includes a 4-course gala banquet, as well as an after-midnight operetta show.
The Kaiserball is an all-ticket event. Tickets for the ball should be purchased in advance. Several ticket providers offer packages that include the gala banquet and accommodation at some of Vienna’s most prestigious hotels. The Kaiserball is strictly black-tie. Guests are invited to dress appropriately for the evening and be prepared to dance the night away.
Getting to the Imperial Ball
International travelers should elect to fly direct to Vienna International Airport. Car hire can be booked in advance for pick up from Vienna airport at http://www.your-carhire.com.