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Queer Guide

Gay & Lesbian Guests

The Viennese coffee-house culture, and the warmth and conviviality associated with it, are legendary. Having an opportunity to immerse yourself in this world is truly a memorable experience. In the gay & lesbian cafés and bars, Viennese charm meets the chic of "the scene".

From scene cafes to cocktail bars, from dance clubs to saunas - this city has everything in store for you. And we shouldn't forget the big events such as the Life Ball, Rainbow Parades and the Rose Ball.

Ask at the hotel about the Queer Guide, plus you can find additional online information at www.wien.info/de/wien-fuer/schwul-lesbisch

 

Café Berg

Café Berg
Café Berg

Not far from downtown, in the university quarter, lies a leading light in the Vienna scene: the chic Café Berg and its attached Löwenherz book shop. Special tip: Sunday brunch.
Berggasse 8, 1090 Vienna, Tel. +43 1 / 319 57 20
www.cafe-berg.at

Café Savoy

Café Savoy
Café Savoy

A traditional Viennese coffee house - dating back to imperial times -  Café Savoy on the Naschmarkt. When the colorful flea market is held here on Saturdays, the Savoy opens its doors in the morning.
Linke Wienzeile 36, 1060 Vienna, Tel. +43 1 / 581 15 57
www.savoy.at

Motto Bar Restaurant

Motto Bar Restaurant
Motto Bar Restaurant

The Motto is probably the ultimate in-bar in Vienna. Everyone important and beautiful meets here for a drink in their stylish, but very comfortable bar, or swaps the latest news over a quiet dinner. A mixed crowd, very popular with celebrities.
Schönbrunnerstr. 30/entrance to Rüdigergasse, 1050 Vienna, Tel: +43 1 587 06 72
www.motto.at

Santo Spirito

Santo Spirito
Santo Spirito

Rustic interior decor and classical music, red satin and long opening hours, good food and a mixed public. This locale can be found in a small side street right next to St. Stephen's. However, if you would like to be transported by its romantic atmosphere, you should definitely make reservations in advance.
Kumpfgasse 7, 1010 Vienna, Tel: +43 1 512 99 98
www.santospirito.at

Other Tips

Das Palmenhaus / www.palmenhaus.at
Ein Wiener Salon / www.einwienersalon.com
Schon Schön / www.schon-schoen.at

Heaven Vienna

Heaven Vienna
Heaven Vienna

Miss Candy, probably Austria's most famous drag queen and founder of diverse party institutions, along with her team brings house, disco and garage beats to various clubs for a sweat-inducing dance atmosphere guaranteed to appeal to the scene.
Production office, Günthergasse 3/5a, 1090 Vienna, Tel: +43 1 402 10 22
www.heaven.at

Why Not

Why Not
Why Not

This small, inner city dance club has existed for years, still as popular as ever with young and old.
Tiefer Graben 22, 1010 Vienna, Tel: +43 1920 47 14
www.why-not.at

Felixx

Felixx
Felixx

Since it was founded in summer 2004, the newly renovated Felixx has been a focal point of the scene along the lower Gumpendorferstraße, which has become an urban insider tip in recent years, uniting within it the multicultural color of the sixth district beween the Naschmarkt and Museumsquartier.
Gumpendorferstraße 5, 1060 Vienna Tel: +43 1 920 47 14
www.felixx-bar.at

Village Bar

Village Bar
Village Bar

The Village has been one of the most popular gay bars in Vienna for many years. The public is a colorful blend, the atmosphere relaxed and communicative. The friendly staff and delicious drinks ensure that the bar is always well attended, and the guests are always open to making new contacts.
Stiegengasse 8, 1060 Vienna, Tel: +43 676 38 48 977
www.village-bar.at

 


 

Relaxation and Recuperation

Kaiserbründl sauna
Kaiserbründl sauna

Kaiserbründl Sauna
Today's most famous and most beautiful gay sauna: The Kaiserbründl has for years been regarded as one of the most upscale bathing establishments in Vienna. Three floors with fitness, sauna, bio sauna, big steam bath, massage, tanning studio, Fresco bar, cruising area, videos, cinema on a big screen, large winter garden and more.
Hours: Sun - Fri 14:00-24:00 / Fri & Sat 14:00 - 02:00
Weihburggasse 18-20, 1010 Vienna, Tel: +43 1 513 32 93
www.kaiserbruendl.at

Krapfenwaldbad
The Krapfenwaldbad in the 19th District offers beautiful bodies and breathtaking views of Vienna.
Krapfenwaldgasse 65-73, 1190 Vienna, Tel: +43 1 320 15 01
www.wien.gv.at/freizeit/baeder/uebersicht/sommerbaeder/krapfenwaldlbad.html

 


 

Special Events

Annual events in the gay & lesbian community are very popular and, frankly, it's hard to imagine the Vienna events calendar without them anymore.

Rainbow Ball
In January or February
It's all about waltzing and having an enjoyable time! Everwhere is dancing - not just in the Vienna clubs, also in evening jackets and evening gowns. Formal evening wear is a must. Though the atmosphere, as you would expect, is exuberant.
www.regenbogenball.at

Rose Ball
In February or March
This is a great Plan B if you can't get tickets for the world-famous Opera Ball. Whereas the Vienna State Opera is very much dedicated to the waltz, here at the Rose Ball, hosted by scene-diva Miss Candy, it's all about the beats of club music.
www.rosenball.eu

Life Ball
In spring, generally May. A very special kind of ball. Life Ball organizer Gery Keszler has made this charity event, which is held at the town hall, into one of the most famous in Europe. From the Austrian chancellor to Hollywood stars, all participate to raise funds in the fight against AIDS/HIV.
www.lifeball.org

Vienna Pride and Rainbow Parade
In early summer, one of the highlights of Vienna Pride Week is the Rainbow Parade, which takes place along the Vienna Ringstraße. Off-the-wall costumes, gaudily decorated floats and loud dance music animate more than 100,000 people annually along this magnificent boulevard to join in the party and to attend the final ceremonies. Things finish up with the "Pride Party" at different Viennese clubs.
www.viennapride.at
www.regenbogenparade.at

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