One, two, three… dance in the rhythm of the Viennese waltz at one of the famous Viennese balls and enjoy a delicious night at the Confectioners’ Ball. Stunning ball gowns, sweet surprises and a glamorous atmosphere await you.
Waltz the night away at the Confectioners' Ball in Vienna.
During the ball season
in January and February, more than 300 balls have Vienna spinning in one big waltz. One highlight is the Confectioners’ Ball founded by the Confectioners’ Guild in 1901. A small, intimate ball at first, it was and an occasion for cute confectioners’ daughters and sons to meet.
Today, it is one of the most prominent, and sweetest, of the season’s events and will leave you with dreamy memories of Austrian desserts and pastries. Guests are served sumptuous cakes, there is a demonstration bakery staffed with top confectioners, and a sea of sweetened balloons adorns the ceilings of the historic halls. Men in white tie and women in long ball gowns feverishly waltz the night away at the famous Imperial Palace.
Before you head home, take a horse carriage (or a cab) to the Café Landtmann for an ‘early-morning’ Goulash, or stroll to the closest ‘Würstelstand’ (saussage stand) for a ‘Käsekrainer’ to finish the night in true Austrian fashion.