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Rainbow Parade on Vienna's Ringstrasse boulevard

Vienna Pride and Rainbow Parade 2017

Vienna Pride will last a whole ten days this year - from 9-18 June 2017. For these ten days, Vienna will be the center of gay and lesbian Austria. Numerous parties, art and information events, live performances and of course the Rainbow Parade on 17 June 2017 will turn up the heat in Vienna and make a visible statement for the acceptance of homosexuals and against their exclusion. The focal point of the activities will once again be the Pride Village, which will be erected from 14-17 June 2017 against the beautiful backdrop of City Hall. What's more, the Vienna Fetish Spring will also take place from 14-18 June 2017.

The program in detail (subject to changes):

Friday, 9 June 2017 (8.00 pm): Queens Werq the World 2017 Tour

At the Planet TT Bank Austria Halle at the Gasometer Station, the stars of Ru Paul's Drag Race will provide the perfect (and loud) start to Vienna Pride 2017. They will be joined by Michelle Visage, Alaska Thunderfuck, The Only Detox, Trinity Taylor and many more. Tickets

Saturday, 10 June 2017: Pride Day in the Prater

The Vienna Wurstelprater amusement park will be resplendent in the colors of the rainbow on this day. There will be live performances by various artists on a stage erected on Riesenradplatz. A special ticket lets you try out several of the attractions.
In the evening, the first Pride parties will begin at the Red Carpet, Felixx, Village, Mango Bar, Eagle Bar and Why Not.

Sunday, 11 June 2017: Pride Day at the Zoo in Schönbrunn Zoo

The zoo will also focus on Vienna Pride for a whole day. At the ORANG.erie, information stands on the issue of LGBTI will be set up, with additional information points distributed throughout the zoo.

Monday, 12 June 2017: "Queer Refugees"

The Schikaneder-Kino cinema presents films which deal with the topic of queer refugees.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017: Drag Tours

Tiefe Kümmernis, an art educator and drag queen, is offering one of her now legendary guided tours through the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the art history museum.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017: Opening of the Pride Village

With the aid of an orchestra and choir, the Pride Village at City Hall Square will be opened on this evening. At the same time, the rainbow flag will be hoisted over City Hall.

Thursday, 15 June 2017: Pride Traditional Costume Party

A dirndl dress or leather trousers are obligatory if you make your way to Pride Village on this day.

Friday, 16 June 2017 Night of Color - Austria's Next Top Drag Queen and Rainbow Tour in the university

The election of Austria's best drag queen is on this evening's agenda at the Pride Village. The whole of City Hall Square will be transformed into a vaudeville performance with burlesque and circus interludes.
At the University of Vienna, the now legendary Rainbow Tour will be held in English.

Saturday, 17 June 2017: Rainbow Parade

In the morning, the Rainbow Tour of the University of Vienna will be held in German.
The show program in the Pride Village starts at noon, and at 2 pm the wait is over: The Rainbow Parade starts in front of City Hall and goes once around the entire Ringstrasse. At 6 pm, the trucks and all the other parade participants arrive back at City Hall Square. Then the Pride Celebration begins there and lasts until 11.00 pm. Vienna Pride can be extended into the early hours of Sunday morning at numerous after parties across the city.

Sunday, 18 June 2017: Gay and lesbian brunch

Those who manage to get out of bed can look forward to a gay brunch at Café Savoy and a lesbian brunch at Café Willendorf. In the evening, everyone else has the opportunity to look back on Pride week at the Red Carpet, Village, Mango Bar, Why Not and the Eagle Bar.


Gasometer - Bank Austria Halle

Guglgasse 8, 1110 Wien
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Prater, 1020 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • 15 March to 31 October
      Main season
  • Accessibility

    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel) and Schweizerhaus (Waldsteingartenstraße)
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms: Messegelände / Parkplatz, 1.-Mai-Strasse (in the middle), Calafattiplatz.


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Schönbrunn Zoo Entrance via Hietzinger Tor/Hietzinger Hauptstraße

Schönbrunner Schlosspark, 1130 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • January daily, 09:00 - 16:30
    • February daily, 09:00 - 17:00
    • March daily, 09:00 - 17:30
    • April-September daily, 09:00 - 18:30
    • October daily, 09:00 - 17:30
    • November-December daily, 09:00 - 16:30
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Elisabethallee, entrance Tirolerhof
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request.

    • Comments

      Access to buildings and enclosures without steps or via ramp.

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Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 1€ off
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Open daily from June to August
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 5 Steps (Double swinging doors   300  cm  wide )
        on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        on Burgring 5
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • 150 cm wide and 130 cm low , Door 99 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental possible (please reserve one day in advance).
      Guided tours for visitors with special needs as well as tactile tours for the blind and visually impaired on request (Tel. +43 1 525 24-5202). Three masterpieces of the Renaissance collection of the painting gallery, selected objects of the Kunstkammer, the Egyptian-Oriental collection and the collection of antiquities are available to the blind and visually impaired as castings for touching. A brochure with image descriptions of this in Braille is available. The Kunsthistorisches Museum offers workshops for people with dementia (Tel. +41 1 525 24-5202)
      Wheelchair users who visit the museum via Burgring 5 can purchase their tickets at the shop in the lobby.

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City Hall Square

Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien
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University of Vienna

Universitätsring 1 , 1010 Wien
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Café Savoy

Linke Wienzeile 36, 1060 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Th, 12:00 - 02:00
    • Fr - Sa, 12:00 - 03:00
    • Su, 09:00 - 02:00
    • on holidays, 09:00 - 02:00
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Café Willendorf

Linke Wienzeile 102, 1060 Wien
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