New Year’s Eve in Vienna

24 Dec

New Year’s Eve in Vienna

On the night of December 31th to January 01th, Vienna shows its festive side when night becomes day in our beautifully decorated city. At Viennas famous New Year’s Trail, on festive balls on a boat trip on the Danube or in the hottest clubs and elegant bars, New Year’s Eve is hugely celebrated in twon. Experience a wonderful, inspiring and romantic New Year’s Eve in Vienna.

New Year’s path in the center of Vienna

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On December 31th from 02:00pm to 02:00am, the old town of Vienna turns into a huge party zone. Every year, thousands of guests, local citizen and from abroad make a pilgrimage on the New Year’s Eve path through New Year’s Eve. The New Year’s Trail in the center of Vienna and the Amusement Park Prater guarantees visitors the best entertainment with music, punch and culinary delights.

Along the Viennese New Year’s Eve path, the numerous stages with colorful show programs and the stops across the city center with waltz, rock, oldies, boogie, pop, DJ lines and folk music provide great entertainment and put the thousands of visitors in festive mood. Particularly noteworthy here is the popular classic mile on the Graben. Well-known Viennese dance schools offer waltz dance classes at Stephansplatz for the famous waltz at midnight and the Amusement Park Prater attracts with a big firework. Karaoke and special children’s program provides entertainment also for the youngest visitors.

New Year’s Eve Gala in the Viennese Town Hall

A short walk from the Hotel Zipser you can easily reach the Vienna Town Hall, where every year one of the most glamorous events of the New Year’s Eve takes place: On the New Year’s Eve Gala in the magnificent ballroom of the Vienna Town Hall, you are to experience a stylish and romantic New Years Eve in Vienna. It is an unforgettable experience of elegant Viennese ball culture. For all visitors who booked the gala dinner in advance, the evening starts at 07:00pm. After a welcome cocktail, at 08:00pm, the 4-course New Year’s Eve gala menu is finally served. Finally, three hours later, even guests without a dinner reservation come to the festivity. While the Viennese court ball orchestra enchants with exhilarating classical sounds, the live band “Midnight Spirits” invites visitors to brisk rhythms.

Information and Tickets available at Silvestergala

New Year’s Eve on the Danube river

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Spend the night of New Year’s Eve  on one of the DDSG ships. Festive on the MS Admiral Tegetthoff or exclusively on the MS Dürnstein The passengers will enjoy a delicious Gala buffet, live music, a colorful entertainment program and a New Year’s snack. An unforgettable experience is the view on the Danube, the brightly lit city as well as the numerous fireworks above the skyline of Vienna.

Information and Tickets available at DDSG Theme Cruises

New Year’s Eve on the Danube Tower

The New Year’s Eve at the Vienna Danube Tower promises an unforgettable view from above to the Vienna Lights and the fireworks at the change of the year. As the tower’s restaurant turn around its own axis, you can enjoy the wonderful view of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Ferris wheel, Danube Island, Danube and Reichsbrücke from the table, as well as the magnificent fireworks at midnight.

Information and Tickets available at Donauturm

New Year’s Eve „Am Himmel“

Anyone who wants to celebrate the changing the year more quieter, the Octagon “Am Himmel” in Vienna’s 19th district is just right. Here you can enjoy the New Years Eve on the Viennese outskirts, high up with a breathtaking view of the colorful fireworks above the city. The sound room of the life tree circle “Am Himmel” invites you to dance. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve buffet at Cafe Restaurant Octagon “Am Himmel” are available at Am Himmel

Getting around on New Year’s Eve with Public transport

Travel comfortably through the whole New Year’s Eve with Vienna’s numerous tram, metro and bus lines. The practical EASY CityPass Vienna Card – available with 24, 48 or 72-hour validity – can be purchased from just € 14.90. From the validation the Vienna Card is valid for the selected number of hours, for any number of journeys on all public transport in Vienna and of course also on New Year’s Eve. In addition, you can benefit from more than 200 price advantages in numerous museums, attractions, restaurants, cafes and shopping.

In addition to the subway, most of the tram and many bus lines are in operation on the night of December 31th to January 01th. Until about 03.00am, the subway lines runs in 7.5-minute interval, then in the usual 15-minute interval. Because of the New Year’s Eve event in the City, the station Stephansplatz is closed from 10:00pm and U1 and U3 will not stop at this station on police order!

Morning of New Year’s Day

If you would like to welcome the New Year on a Viennese way, you are invited to the “Katerfrühstück” at the Town Hall Square Vienna from 10:00 am onwards. With the live broadcast of the New Year’s Concert beginning at 11:00 am, at an atmospheric way the New Year is welcomed.

Contribution Picture: © Wien Tourismus -Christian Stemper