Vienna celebrates EuroPride in June 2019. For more than two weeks, the city will offer a full programme of gay and lesbian visitors from all over the world.
Even in normal years, the Rainbow Parade in Austria’s capital Vienna is one of the most beautiful prides in Europe. Equipped with countless rainbow flags and often dressed up in imaginative costumes, gays and lesbians walk along one of the most beautiful boulevards in the world, the Vienna Ringstrasse, lined with classicist buildings. This year Vienna will certainly be celebrating even bigger and more diverse than ever before.
Vienna will host the EuroPride from 1st to 16th june 2019. For the second time since 2001, Vienna is hosting the central european pride – more than one million visitors from all over the world are expected to attend this event.
During this time, the town hall square in the heart of Vienna will become the focal point of the festivities. EuroPride Village will be built here, which will attract visitors during the day with a colourful programme under the motto “Visions of Pride”. Live and show acts as well as top DJs on a huge stage create a lively atmosphere. LGBT associations and non-governmental organisations provide information about their work, companies present what they are doing for equality, and when you are hungry or thirsty, many food stands offer typical Austrian dishes. After the Rainbow Parade on 15th June, the pride village will also host the closing rally. By the way, all pride visitors can recover from the hustle and bustle on Rathausplatz in nearby pride park in front of the Votivkirche in Sigmund-Freud-Park.
Some rest in-between might also be required, as there are plenty of attractions. After all, there are two weeks of celebrations and demonstrations, and the whole city is full of enthusiasm – as the first confirmed events show. For example, the Pride Beach on the Danube Canal, specially set up in the middle of the city, and the EuroPride Pool Day in the Schönbrunnerbad guarantee a refreshing beach feeling. A street festival turns the Prater, Vienna’s legendary amusement park, into an LGBT meeting place. At Schönbrunn Zoo, Pride Day invites visitors to come into close contact with panda, elephant and other animals.
With Vienna, one of the LGBT friendliest cities in the world, will host EuroPride this year. In March 2018, the Austrian capital was named “Destination of the Year” at the Australian LGBT Awards. At the beginning of the year, GayTravel, one of the world’s largest LGBT travel platforms, also named it the best international destination. And in the summer of 2018, the British magazine The Economist voted Vienna the first european metropolis ever to be the most liveable city in the world. Vienna scored particularly well in terms of security and stability.
If you also want to experience the magic of Vienna, mark the EuroPride in your calendar from 1st to 16th june 2019!
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