Attending a Ball in Vienna

By John Reality, Cambodia, October 2012

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The tradition of a social ball has long since faded into tradition for most cultures, but it is still alive and well in Vienna. There are over 300 balls held in Vienna alone every year, and the majority of them are open to the public. If you find yourself in Vienna during ball season, typically between late-December and mid-February, be sure to avail yourself of this wonderful tradition that has continued into modern times. Tickets are typically reasonably priced, and table seating and drinks are an optional add-on.

As all Viennese children are taught social dances in school, the first thing you’ll want to do once you’ve purchased your ticket for a ball is to make sure your feet are ready.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Vienna Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Vienna.

Photo courtesy of moritz.schmaltz via Flickr.

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