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Vienna for LGBT’s – LGBT-friendly Hotel in Vienna

Vienna – a tolerant city

Vienna is a tolerant city and centre of the LGBT-community in Austria where in 2019 also the highly coveted Europride will take place. Our LGBT-friendly hotel, near the Westbahnhof train station is perfectly suited for newly enamoured couples as well as for singles. And the best thing about it: With the Queer Card you will get a discount of 10 percent on the room rate.

The Vienna Life Ball, an internationally renowned Aids charity ball in and around the Vienna city hall, is the undisputed highlight of Vienna’s LGBT and party scene. The Rainbow Pride Parade along Ringstrasse also attracts scores of gay travelers to Vienna each year.

Next to the classic holiday topics like the baroque Vienna, the imperial Vienna and the modern Vienna, there is also the LGBT friendly Vienna: The environment around the Naschmarkt is known as the gay quarter of Vienna.  

queercard® for Gays in Vienna

We recommend the Queer Card. This experience card caters particularly for homosexual travellers in Vienna and offers numerous advantages and abatements for shopping, in restaurants and for the entrance fees of events. Here, you will find all the advantages of the queercard® at a glance. In addition to that, all LGBT’s will get a Gay Guide in our house – there we have listed and introduced all the LGBT-friendly cafés, restaurants, gay bars, LGBT clubs, LGBT bathhouses and shops in Vienna. The Queer Card is obtainable at our hotel if you book it in advance.

Queer card for gays

In the following, you will find the best locations for eating, drinking, enjoying nightlife, for events, sports and for shopping:

Eating

Motto

The Motto is probably THE in-restaurant of Vienna with an excellent menu. Everyone who considers themselves important and beautiful will meet for a drink in the stylish, but very cosy bar. The audience is rather mixed and from time to time, you can even spot some celebrities there.

Schönbrunner Straße 30 , 1050 Vienna

Sixta

The restaurant in the Schönbrunner Straße in the 5th district of Vienna combines rustic charm with modern accents. You will feel very comfortable at the Sixta. The menu offers everything what fans of the Viennese kitchen desire.

Schönbrunner Straße 21, 1050 Vienna

Santo Spirito

Classical music, red velvet and long opening hours, paired with good food and a mixed clientele. The Santo Spirito, located in a small side alley directly next to the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, enjoys great popularity among the LGBT people.

Kumpfgasse 7, 1010 Vienna

Café Willendorf

The legendary restaurant in the LGBT centre of Vienna, the Türkis Rosa Lila Villa, is the heart of the gay and lesbian scene around the Naschmarkt. The beautiful inner yard is an oasis in the middle of the city.

Linke Wienzeile 102, 1060 Vienna

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Drinking

Café Berg

Giant windows and comfortable seating accommodation invite to coffee pleasure which lasts four hours. “The Berg” was the first gay-lesbian daytime café in Vienna, by the way.

Berggasse 8 , 1090 Vienna

Café Savoy

A traditional Viennese coffeehouse still from imperial times is the Café Savoy at the Naschmarkt where a colourful flea market takes place on Saturdays. The absolute eyecatcher are the giant mirrors.

Linke Wienzeile 36, 1060 Vienna

Fett+Zucker

Opened in Summer 2011, the Fett+Zucker has meanwhile developed into a benchmark of the scene. The small espresso bar offers excellent cakes, also in vegan or gluten- and lactose-free versions.

Hollandstraße 16, 1020 Vienna

Village Bar

The audience in the Village is diverse and the atmosphere there is relaxed and communicative. The nice waiters and delicious drinks are guaranteeing that. The bar is well-frequented and the guests are very outgoing.

Stiegengasse 8, 1060 Vienna

Felixx

Since its foundation in 2004, the Felixx has been a fixpoint of the Viennese scene. The daily opened bar convinces by ostentatious ambience and varying music from Schlager to house music.

Gumpendorferstraße 5, 1060 Vienna

Kisss Bar Vienna

This bar does not only offer drinks, also your hunger will be stilled here. From Carpaccio through cheese macaroni to the famous Kisss Burger, you will find various delicacies on the menu. Very special is also the “Kunst Corner”, a pop-up store which can be rented by artists.

Luftbadgasse 19, 1060 Vienna

City Bar

The City Bar is directly located vis-à-vis from Vienna’s oldest gay club, the Why Not. It is the perfect starting point for a long party night.

Tiefer Graben 19, 1010 Vienna

Nightlife

Why Not:

The Why Not offers a classical disco programme every Friday and Saturday. The small downtown disco has been existing for decades and still enjoys great popularity among young and old. It can get really hot on the dance floor there.

Tiefer Graben 22, 1010 Vienna

BallCanCan:

“Occident meets orient and Poland is also at it”, is organiser Sabrina Andersrum boiling her Balkan-Clubbing which takes place once in a month down to the essence. The multicoloured guests are dancing to Balkan Pop and Turbo Folk.

Mahlerstraße 11, 1010 Vienna

Pitbull:

With the Pitbull, Vienna has its first Bear & Butch Clubbing. Since the opening in 2009, the Pitbull-Team is providing for pure testosterone with sudatory beats.

G.Spot:

G.Spot – this party which takes place once in a month is addressed to lesbians but also to gays and offers changing musical topics like Electronic, House, Tribal, Techno and much else, a welcome alternative to the gay-lesbian disco routine.

Queer:beat:

Queer:Beat – Here, LGBT’s and friends can shake it off to Indierock, Electronic and Charts. Several DJ’s fill the young and dance crazy audience with sound.

Lerchenfelder Gürtel 47, 1160 Vienna

The Circus:

The Circus is a giant LGBT-spectacle which takes place in irregular distances in the Arena Vienna. International Top-DJ’s and spectacular shows draw a dance-crazy audience.

Heaven:

Miss Candy, Austria’s most popular Drag Queen and inventor of various party institutions, provides for a sudatory dancing mood among the scene audience with House music, Disco sounds and Garage Beats.

Fleischmarkt:

Fleischmarkt is the first queer event in Vienna which celebrates alternative independent music and life culture. You can look forward to Rock sounds and Electronic beats. For gay classics like “I will survive” or “YMCA” however, you will wait in vain.

Kibbutz Klub:

Unfortunately, the Kibbutz Klub only takes place irregularly. Hosted by the “QueerHebrews”, everybody is welcome here – no matter whether lesbian, gay, transsexual, hetero, hipster, Jewish, non-Jewish, local or non-native. You will dance to Israeli music and Eurotrash.

Imperial Madness:

Four to five times a year, Jacques Patriaque hosts his party Imperial Madness in the Säulenhalle: the perfect combination of Boylesque, Burlesque, fine Electronic music and mostly with a Drag superstar from the US-Hit “RuPaul’s Drag Race” as an entertainer.

Wiener Freiheit:

For more than 25 years, the Wiener Freiheit has been existing in the 5th district of Vienna now: the pub in 80ies style has opened Fridays and Saturday from 9pm to 4am.

Schönbrunner Str. 25, 1050 Vienna

Events

Viennese Rainbow Ball 2018

Those who think that a Viennese Waltz is something for heteros, really is mistaken. The Rainbow Ball has conquered the classical Viennese ball for gays and lesbians. Festive evening attire is indispensable here.

Event Location:

Parkhotel Schönbrunn

Hietzinger Hauptstraße 10-14 , 1130 Vienna

Rosa Wiener Wiesn-Fest

At the Viennese Wiesn-Fest there is a special evening with Lederhosen and Dirndl for gays and lesbians at the Rosa Wiener Wiesn-Fest. Live music, hearty meals and funny performances provide for a priceless evening.

Event Location:

Prater

Kaiserwiese, Prater , 1020 Vienna

KEN Club ! – Summer Break

Enjoy the summery temperatures at night with beach chairs on the giant outdoor stairs of the “Auslage” and some refreshment on the main floor due to the CO2 guns.

Event Location:

Club Auslage

Lerchenfelder Gürtel 43 ,1160 Vienna

Kreativball 2018

The “Kreativball” is by far no insider tip anymore and mostly already sold out weeks before the event. It is an alternative ball of the gay-lesbian scene and their friends.

Event Location:

Berufsschule Längenfeldgasse

Längenfeldgasse 13-15 , 1120 Vienna

Vienna Fetish Week 2017

Vienna Fetish Week 2017

25.10. – 1.11.2017

Vienna in Black Weekend

27.-29.10.2017

Circus Summer Edition

Event Location:

Arena

Baumgasse 80 , 1030 Vienna

Porntrash

THE LGBT summer party par excellence! Trash, Charts, Porn and a tent where you can totally rage yourself out!

Event Location:

Fluc

Praterstern 5 , 1020 Vienna

Sports

Aufschlag! – Sports club for lesbians, bisexuals and gays

The Aufschlag Vienna is Austria’s biggest sports club for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders. They offer the sports volleyball, women’s soccer, soccer for everyone, women’s basketball, tennis and badminton.

Sportverein Aufschlag, Linke Wienzeile 102, A-1060 Vienna

Kraulquappen – Swimming club for lesbians, bisexuals, gays and everyone else

Männer auf Touren – Outdoor sports for gay men

“Männer auf Touren” is not a fixed group where you have to make friends first, but rather an open platform which coordinates outdoor activities. The participation is free. Of course, you have to account for the travel costs yourself. Events without special indication are open for gay men of every age. Events with the title “Junx auf Touren” are primarily addressed to the target audience of young gay men until the middle of their 30ies.

Resis.danse – Women’s dance club

This noncommercial corporation is an independent club where all of the organisational tasks are performed on a voluntary basis. Despite informal structures, they have achieved to ensure a certain continuity over years whereby standard dancing for women in Vienna could become established.

Heumühlgasse 14/1, 1040 Vienna

Dykes on Bikes Austria – Austria’s motorbike lesbians

Club Kreativ Freizeitgestaltung – Events, trips and more

A funny bunch of people who come together for a joint organization of their leisure time. They have a sympathetic ear for everyone and everybody is welcome there – also heteros.

LMC Vienna – Leather and Motorbike Community

The society has been founded in 1985 and is Austria’s gay leather and fetish club. The minimum age of members is 18 years and the club is only for men. The LMC Vienna has been the heart and the engine of the gay fetish community in Austria for more than 30 years now.

Hamburger Straße 4, 1050 Vienna

Les Schuh Schuh – Austria’s queer dance formation

Les Schuh Schuh is Austria’s only queer dance formation. The group has become famous for its fancy and weird dance interludes at the Rainbow and the Rose ball for more than a decade now. Due to the dissolution of the traditional woman-man-couple at the social dance through partner-swapping, changes of leadership and crossdressing, traditional role models are satirized and questioned.

Alserbachstrasse 8/8, 1090 Vienna

Vienna’s Queer Melange – Volleyball club for lesbians and friends

After an advertisement in the feminist newspaper “an.schläge” in the summer of 1989, women who were interested in sports have come together. Meanwhile, many years have passed – full of volleyball, fun, coming and going, tourney organisations and much more tourney participations.

Wohlmutstraße 3, 1020 Vienna

Arbeiterstrandbadstraße 128, 1220 Vienna

Queermaschen – queer crocheting and knitting

The “Queermaschen” see themselves as an open platform for everyone who has a queer access to crocheting and knitting – or who would like to discover it with them.

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Romance

Wedding ceremony in Vienna:

Since the first of January in 2010, also homosexual couples can secure their partnership legally. Festive ceremonies in locations like the Albertina or the Vienna big wheel offer a great ambience for a beautiful wedding feast. Lesbian and gay couples can enter into the bond of marriage in many places in Vienna. Either modestly and just registering the partnership at the register office or more pompous like in the Hofburg or the Kunsthaus. The registration is possible for all full-aged Austrians, but also for homosexuals from other countries. You only need a few documents for it. The registered partnership will only be recognized in countries, where a registered partnership is licit.

For all the couples who have butterflies in their stomach, Vienna is the perfect travel destination! Our romantic recommendations will make the hearts of enamored couples leap for joy and will bring you on cloud nine, for sure.

Shopping

CloneZone Vienna:

The brand Clonezone stands for a broad-ranging assortment of high-quality sex toys, glide gel and a well-resourced fetish area. Its modern and fresh store concept  brings CloneZone a world away from the other muck stores. We can guarantee: you will find an exclusive fashion store with competent consulting and a huge assortment in the sex tox area.

Laimgrubengasse 4, 1060 Vienna

Armyshop Jotex:

Lerchenfelder Straße 6, 1080 Vienna

bordbar byThom:

With byThom, finally the first bordbar Flagship Store worldwide has opened in Vienna. Friends and fans of fancy furniture and living accessories will make a strike here, in the second district of Vienna, not far from the Karmeliter market, from now on.

Haidgasse 5, 1020 Vienna

ChickLit – feminist entertainment:

At ChickLit, you will find feminist and queer feminist theory and fiction books, lesbian novels, children’s books, graphic novels and much more.

Kleeblattgasse 7, 1010 Vienna

Condomi:

Here, the topic of prevention is approached in an interesting – and funny – way. Not only condoms are sold, but also glide gel, massage lotion and toys. The staff is really helpful and trained for a good consulting.

Esterhazygasse 26, 1060 Vienna

La Musery:

Here you will find everything what a crossdresser / transgender / transvestite could wish for. Artificial breasts, body shapers, shoes in oversizes, makeup, wigs, stockings and corsets are waiting for you in the exclusive show room.

Volksgartenstraße 1, 1010 Vienna

Late Night Shopping:

Lindengasse 2, Tiberius Showroom,1070 Vienna

Liebenswert:

Esterhazygasse 26, 1060 Vienna

Löwenherz:

Far more than 12.000 gay and lesbian titles are shelving at Löwenherz. From the novel about the first love to scientific investigations, from sex guides to great historical novels as well as every gay and lesbian movie which is available on DVD.

Berggasse 8, 1090 Vienna

Naschmarkt:

The Naschmarkt is not only the biggest market of Vienna, but also the most colourful and beautiful one. It starts right beside the Secession, is not far from the Karlsplatz and reaches to the Kettenbrückengasse.

Naschmarkt, 1060 Vienna

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For all of you who want to know even more about it: You can find a full list of LGBT-friendly venues and events at our reception. Of course, you can also download it right now here: Vienna City Guide for Gays.

You will also find more useful information here: Gay in Vienna

More great locations for shopping, eating, dancing and sports as well as all cultural highlights, you can find in our Vienna Insider Map. In addition to that, our Green City Map contains sustainable tips for you concerning shopping, green movement and lifestyle. Get inspired!

With our Event Calendar, you will get an overview over all the events in Vienna at a glance. You will find one or two highlights for your stay in Austria’s capital, for sure!

Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders will enjoy a carefree stay with us in the Boutiquehotel Stadthalle in Vienna: Due to the cozy and relaxed atmosphere and the warm friendliness of our team, this will come completely naturally, for sure. 

Interested in spending an exciting and romantic trip in Vienna? Then book our rainbow package or our honeymoon package or contact us with an inquiry. We look forward to welcoming you at our beautiful hotel!