Viennese ball nights 2019/2020. Everything you’ll need for the grand appearance…

Viennese ball nights 2019/2020. Everything you’ll need for the grand appearance…

The great Viennese ball tradition belongs so inseparably to the capital of Austria as the Ferris wheel in the “Prater” and the world-famous “Fiaker”. In the most splendid of all European capitals, with a seemingly endless charm, the traditions of celebration are still alive today like nowhere else. The ball season, which originated in imperial Austria in the 17th century, is still the most longed for time of the year in Vienna. Traditionally, the carnival season also opens the 11th of November the Viennese ball season. The big balls, on the other hand, will take place on New Year’s Eve, on the 31st of December. The absolute highlight is of course the most famous ball in the world, the big “Viennese Opera Ball” in the Vienna State Opera. He represents Austria as a highly-cultured European nation due to the immense international media interest. Austria is a proud country, as rooted in tradition as it is cosmopolitan. And nowhere is this as clear as on the no less than 450 balls, which during the ball season will only be organized in Vienna alone. Of course, it is in the internationally reflected perception a show, pardon, a show dance of the beautiful and rich in the country. Often pimped by prestigious (guest) appearances of foreign celebrities from culture and show business. But the balls are not exclusively glamorous ceremonies, but a holistic national identification with their own culture. This runs through all sections of the population. Similar to the Munich Oktoberfest, the Viennese ball season is THE joyful highlight of the year. All of Vienna dances through the cold season in a sea of fantastic light and lively music.

The clothing regulations for traditional balls, which have been geared for generations, are clearly defined. But this is the only way to successfully continue traditions. Austria is exemplary in this regard. The gentlemen appear to the ball at least in a black suit, but usually in the prescribed tuxedo or tails. The ladies enter the magnificent evening events in the large, floor-length ball gown. The female offspring, so-called (ball) debutantes, generally wears white dresses. Every lady wants to be the most beautiful – and she is! Because with high effort and absolute passion each ball visitor achieves his perfect outfit. In addition to the unique cut of the dresses and the elegant shoes, the choice of matching jewellery is also important. Depending on the personal options, the lady mainly wears diamond jewelry. A splendid necklace perfectly emphasizes the décolleté and guarantees the desired attention. Pendant earrings with diamonds and pearls flatter both the face and a beautiful neck. And not to forget: the gem-set, sparkling brooch truly refines every dress. Jewellery, unlike clothes, is passed from one generation to the next. Real antique jewelry can tell stories, because he has certainly experienced a lot. When the Master of Ceremonies invites the orchestra to the prelude, the Young Women and Young Men committees move in. After the opening choreography, followed by the traditionally left danced Viennese waltz, the dance floor is solemnly released for all guests with the words “Alles Walzer”.

After a glittering ball night, the participants have exhausted the power reserves. And even there it shows how charming a metropolis can be: the equally traditional Viennese coffee houses next to the ballrooms open at the “morning after” extra early. This is the perfect way to round off a perfect evening and a night of dancing at breakfast. What’s up for a glass of champagne in the morning?

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