Vienna will once again host the European LGBTQ community at EuroPride in 2019

Paul Bauer

EuroPride will be held in Vienna from June 1 to 16, 2019 for the second time since 2001

During these two weeks, the Rathausplatz in the center of Vienna will be the main hotspot. The square in front of the city’s most important government building is where the construction of EuroPride Village will take place, a tent city that offers a colorful program to visitors throughout the day. Food stands alternate with info booths for NGOs, LGBT organizations and businesses.

Live performances and DJs will provide a fun atmosphere each day on the huge stage directly in front of City Hall. This is also where EuroPride’s big finale will take place after the Rainbow Parade on June 15, 2019, where international top acts are expected. Speaking of Rainbow Parade: this will certainly be the highlight of EuroPride.

Walking along the most beautiful boulevard in the world, Vienna’s Ringstrasse, with hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world is a unique experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Of course the two weeks before the Rainbow Parade are already packed with numerous events: a Pride Beach on the Danube Canal will bring a beach atmosphere into the middle of the city, a Pride Street Festival in the Prater turns Vienna’s legendary amusement park into an LGBT meeting place. Pride Day at Schönbrunn Zoo invites guests to get close with pandas, elephants and more.

The Pride Run will lead from the most beautiful part of Ringstrasse to Rathausplatz for EuroPride. The area around Schönbrunn Palace will also become a meeting place for the community. The Schönbrunn Palace Concerts offer a special program again. And anyone can walk in the Empress Sisi’s footsteps on the Pride tours of the castle.

The program also includes Pride tours of Vienna’s most important museums and LGBT movie nights. Speaking of movies: the “identities” LGBT film festival, which takes place every two years, will be held during EuroPride in 2019. And the theme of “Stonewall 50” is picked up in exhibitions, film screenings and discussions that deal with the difficult fight for equal rights.

You can find more information on EuroPride 2019 here, and read up on what Vienna has to offer LGBTQ people here.

 

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