Ball Season 2019


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Year after year, the Austrian capital Vienna is the venue for breath-taking balls during the Carnival season. The City of the Waltz celebrates this wonderful tradition with verve and enthusiasm.

Our executive chef has created special menus for the three highlights of the Vienna ball season. Discover the perfect harmony of history and tradition, luxury and romance – and enjoy an extraordinary ball night at the Hotel Imperial!

OPUS Restaurant

Philharmoniker Ball

The most famous ballroom of the world! The unofficial highlight of over 450 Ball events in Vienna, the Vienna Philharmonic Ball takes place in the magnificent Musikverein. The first Vienna Philharmonic Ball was hosted in 1924 and features a festive fanfare composed by Richard Strauss who maintained a lengthy collaboration with the Orchestra.

Due to its unique location right next to the Musikverein the Hotel Imperial shares a long-term tradition with this major society event.

Prior to a magnificent ball night, guests can enjoy our delicious Opera Ball Menu, solely created for this evening by our gourmet cuisine. Enjoy the exquisite 4 course menu in our Michelin Star-awarded Restaurant OPUS or in the imperial festive halls.

Gala setup, flowers

Techniker Circle – Ball of Industry and Technology

The origin of today’s Ball of Industry and Technology goes back to the activities of the "Techniker Kränzchen" committee, which goes back over 170 years and was first documented in 1842. The net profit of the Techniker Kränzchen was dedicated to the support of worthy and needy auditors of the k. k. Polytechnical Institute in Vienna, the predecessor institution of the Technical University of Vienna. A similar dedication of the net profit of the present Ball of Industry and Technology still benefits the areas of research and education at the Technical University of Vienna.

In 1931, an increased integration of industry was initiated by renaming the Technicians' Ball to the Ball of Technology and Industry. Twenty years later, the event was given its current name of “Ball of Industry and Technology”.

The age of industrialization with its vast variety of inventions triggered plenty of enthusiasm and great expectations, which also gripped famous musicians and composers of the time, such as Josef Lanner, Johann Strauss father and son who composed and dedicated numerous waltzes to this great Viennese event.

The Musikverein next to the Hotel Imperial is also the impressive venue for the Ball of Industry and Technology.

Prior to a magnificent ball night, guests can enjoy our delicious Opera Ball Menu, solely created for this evening by our gourmet cuisine. Enjoy the exquisite 4 course menu in our Michelin Star-awarded Restaurant OPUS or in the imperial festive halls.

Opera Ball

The Opera Ball at Vienna State Opera is the annual highlight of Vienna’s ball season, and one of the most beautiful and elegant balls in the world.

Prior to a magnificent ball night, guests can enjoy our delicious Opera Ball Menu, solely created for this evening by our gourmet cuisine. Enjoy the exquisite 4 course menu in our Michelin Star-awarded Restaurant OPUS or in the imperial festive halls.