Five amazing gay things to do in Vienna

Going to Vienna? Looking for great gay things to do?

Of course you are.

You should absolutely check out Gay Friendly Vienna on Facebook for all the best options.

Let’s get you started with five great activities to try in Austria’s capital city.

1. 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 an LGBT icon throughout Europe, so make sure to snap a picture with her if you’re lucky enough to find her.

2. 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. YAY!

3. Get some home decor ideas at the Schönbrunn Palace

The former home of the Imperial royal family, this 1,441-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 the 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 you’re not one for a heavy night on the tiles, there are plenty of opera houses and theatres no more than a stone’s throw away.

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, as the city hosts numerous LGBT-friendly balls throughout the year – including the Rainbow Ball, Diversity Ball and Rosenball.