Sponsored: Five great gay things to do in Vienna
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Going to Vienna? Looking for great gay things to do? Well, look no further because here’s five things to try in Austria’s capital city.
1. See the gay traffic lights
As part of bringing Eurovision to Austria, the capital decided to introduce traffic lights with same-sex couples.
Once the contest was decided, Vienna loved the traffic lights so much it was decided they should stay. YEY!
2. Find Conchita Wurst
‘Rise like a Phoenix’ and find drag queen sensation, Conchita Wurst, who led Austria to its first Eurovision victory in fifty years!
The ‘Queen of Austria’ has quickly become a LGBT icon throughout Europe, so make sure to snap a picture with her if you’re lucky enough to find her.
3. Get some home decor ideas at the Schönbrunn Palace
The former home of the Imperial royal family, this 1441 room palace has some of the most significant architectural and cultural monuments in all of Austria.
From the Great Gallery to the stunning gardens, the palace also boasts one of the oldest zoos in world. A must see for any Vienna novice!
4. Visit Vienna’s gay mile
A square mile of Vienna offers some of the best gay bars and clubs anywhere in Austria.
There is undoubtedly something for all tastes and a great night out is practically guaranteed!
What’s more, if your not one for a heavy night on the tiles – there are plenty of opera houses and theatres no more than a stones throw away.
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5. Have a waltz
If there is one thing Vienna is famous for…it’s the waltz.
Being gay doesn’t mean you have to miss out either, as the city hosts numerous LGBT-friendly balls throughout the year – including the Rainbow Ball, Diversity Ball and Rosenball.
Disclosure: The City of Vienna is a PinkNews advertiser.