Vienna’s diverse arts and culture scene !
The vibrant and diverse LGBT scene in Vienna is located within the 5th and 6th district, close to the nearby Naschmarkt – one of most popular and colourful of markets offering local produce, textiles, souvenirs and a plethora of cafes/restaurants to delight your palate. There are some real cool and trendy gay bars; the Village, Felixx, the Mango Bar, Red Carpet and infamous Café Savoy opposite the Naschmarkt.
A short walk will take you to the infamous Mariahilferstrasse shopping street and the world-renowned Museum Quartier where you can spend days visiting the Leopold Museum, Mumok – Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthalle Wien – Contemporary Art and enjoy a meal at one of the outdoor patio restaurants/cafes surrounded by cool resting lounge chairs in the centre of the quartier. One of Europe’s, if the not the world, largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event is Life Ball celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary next year on June 02, 2018 (www.lifeplus.org/en/life-ball/ ) and also the launch of pride week from June 02 to 11, 2018. The city of Vienna has been chosen to host Euro Pride – celebrating diversity from May 19, 2019 to June 19, 2019 and marking the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots of 1969 in San Francisco that started a movement. www.europride2019.at/
Vienna also celebrates this festive season with Christmas markets throughout the city and transform some of their squares into a magical winter wonderland. The Vienna City Hall market is the most popular and largest with over 150 booths offering; wide selection of decorations, handicrafts, culinary treats and warm drinks. In addition, have the urge to waltz then Vienna is where you want to be with over 450 Balls taking place in city especially during the peak months of January and February 2018.
“Beauty and the Abyss”, as it’s being referred to, marking the 100th anniversary honouring Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Wagner and Koloman Moser, since their death, showcasing their works of art /architecture with a retrospective of various exhibitions, performances and installations taking place throughout 2018.