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Gay Vienna – Now or Never!

Vienna is one of the most diverse cities in Europe. Thanks to stunning imperial architecture, unparalleled musical and cultural attractions, unique cuisine, and pockets of green space right in the heart of the city, the Austrian capital never fails to put visitors under its spell. Over 100 museums, and about 180 palaces and stately homes give Vienna a special appeal. And somewhere in the middle of all of this there is still plenty of room for modern architecture and design.

Vienna has a thriving gay and lesbian scene. The city has something for everyone – from café hotspots, cocktail bars ( and lesbian restaurants, to gay leather hangouts, discos, clubs ( and saunas. There are also a number of large scale events ( such as the Life Ball, Rainbow Parade, the Rainbow Ball and the Rosenball, and Wien in Schwarz.

The city is far more gay-friendly than you might think. For centuries art and politics in Austria have had a strong homosexual influence. On January 1, 2010 same-sex couples in Vienna have been able to officially register their partnerships ( in ceremonies at some of the city’s best-loved locations.

Vienna is changing more quickly than many other cities. Make sure you don’t miss out. Visit Vienna – Now or Never!

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Gay Vienna – Now or Never!

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