Vienna Gay Pride 2016 - Vienna Rainbow Parade 2016

Celebrating Gay Pride in Austria's capital city

Vienna Gay Pride
courtesy of Vienna Gay Pride

With a population of nearly 2 million, a rich cultural scene, and a lively and quite visible gay and lesbian community, the Austrian capital city of Vienna is one of central Europe's top destinations year-round, and it's an especially lovely place to visit during Vienna Gay Pride, which is held over a week in mid- to late June. The dates this year are June 14 to June 18, 2016.

Traditionally, the major components of Vienna Gay Pride are the Pride Village, held in the city's very prominent and centrally located City Hall Square, or Wiener Rathausplatz, through the five days of Pride, beginning on Tuesday, June 14 (there may be changes to Pride Village this year; check the Pride website for updates). And on Saturday, June 18, the colorful Rainbow Parade (Regenbogenparade) proceeds through the city. Here's a full schedule of Vienna Gay Pride events.

Vienna Gay Resources

Plenty of gay bars and nightclubs as well as gay-popular restaurants, hotels, and shops have special events and parties throughout Pride Weekend. Check the Patroc Vienna Gay Guide and Nighttours Vienna Gay Guide for guidance on the city's LGBT scene. Also take a look at the excellent GLBT site produced by the city's official tourism organization, the Vienna Tourist Board.

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