Vienna City Hall

Concordia Ball

After the Concordia journalists ‘and writers’ association was founded in 1859, the idea of ​​a carnival event soon came to mind. On January 19, 1863, the first Concordia Ball took place in the Sofiensaal, which quickly became a fixed point of social life in Vienna. From the beginning it was visited by the respective celebrities from politics, society and art and was already described in the morning post in 1865 as the crown of the elite balls. Until the 50th anniversary ball in 1914, the events only took place in 1889 – the death of Crown Prince Rudolf, who was a regular visitor to the ball – and in 1913.

After the First World War and the collapse of the monarchy, the importance of the Concordia Ball faded. At the beginning of the 1930s, he fell victim to the difficult political and economic conditions and was completely discontinued in the state. After the annexation of Austria, the Press Club Concordia was forcibly dissolved by the National Socialists. Even after the war, despite the reactivation of the Concordia press club, it was initially not possible to think of a ball.

In 1960 the Concordia Ball was revived by the President of the Press Club Rudolf Kalmar with the support of Vice Mayor Hans Mandl. Since then, the Concordia Ball has taken place in the town hall during the Wiener Festwochen.

Classification: PLATINUM Viennese Ball

Adresse / Lokation

Viennese City Hall
Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna


Ball Entrance: 21:00

Opening Ceremony: 22:00

Midnight Quadrille: 00:00

Ball End: 04:00


Ladies: Floor-length evening dresses
Gentlemen: Dark tuxedo, dinner jacket or military uniform and bow tie

Special Feature

  • Biggest traditional ball in Vienna City Hall

Dancing at the Concordia Ball

Including dance partner

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Concordia Ball Gesamtpaket:

Wir organisieren den gesamten Concordia Ball Aufenthalt für Sie. Buchen Sie unser einzigartiges PLATINUM Gesamtpaket für den Concordia Ball und Sie müssen lediglich in Ihrem Ballkleid in der Lobby Ihres Hotels in Wien warten. Ihr BlueRose Tanzpartner wird Sie am Abend des Concordia Balles mit einer Limousine abholen und Sie in eine bezaubernde Nacht des Tanzes in die glamourösen Räumlichkeiten des Wiener Rathauses entführen. Einfach buchen und träumen.

Platinum Viennese Ball Dance Partner Package

Dance Partner Hours Packages:

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Would you like to open the Concordia Ball?

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