Vienna Pride & Rainbow Parade
Vienna Pride will take place from 16 to 21 June 2015 under the motto “Made in Pride". The "Pride Village" will take its place on City Hall Square again from 16 to 20 June: a tent city offering a mix of culture, shows, dining and information. Numerous gay and lesbian restaurants around the city will keep hunger at bay. From 11.00 am to 11.00 pm, visitors can relax on loungers on the raised sand beach, enjoy a drink, find out more about the Viennese Community and dance away to party music - all in front of the idyllic backdrop of Vienna City Hall.
The highlight of Vienna Pride is the Rainbow Parade on Saturday, 20 June 2015. This year marks the twentieth time that the event has been held. The motto "Sichtbar 2015" is a clear reference to the first motto back in 1996 ("Sichtbar 96"). Like very year, Vienna's Ringstrasse, which is celebrating its 150th birthday this year, will be closed for the day. Tractors, motorbikes, horse-drawn carriages and around 100,000 people will set off on their march against the normal direction of traffic - a visible sign against discrimination and for tolerance and equality. The parade begins at 2.00 pm at City Hall Square, where a huge party will also be held afterwards. Visitors who want to carry on partying will be superbly rewarded with dozens of parties at various locations from Saturday night until the sun comes up again on Sunday.
This year Vienna Pride finishes with two films and a get-together at the Schikaneder cinema on June 21: "Julia" will be shown at 5 p.m. and "Aya Arcos" at 7:30 p.m.
Rainbow tours at the University of Vienna
On June 18 & 19, 2015, the University of Vienna again offers the "Rainbow tours". The tour passes through the main building of the University of Vienna. As in the past three years, the tour will be led in English by Andreas Brunner, who is a historian as well as a licensed tourist guide. On June 18 the tour starts at 6 p.m., on June 19 it starts at 2.30 p.m. Information and registration
16-20 June 2015
City Hall Square
20 June 2015
City Hall Square (Rathausplatz)Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien
University of ViennaUniversitätsring 1 , 1010 Wien