Events for April
M T W T F S S
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Today


Videos


Polls


Accomodations in Austria


Cosmo and Nanu

The_Ringstrasse_is_closed_for_the_Vienna_Opera_Ball

The Ringstrasse is closed for the Vienna Opera Ball

It is nearly time for the high point of the Vienna ball season. The Ringstrasse will be closed on Thursday evening for the Opera Ball. ORF 2 will broadcast the ball as their main programme, and "Wien heute", "Radio Wien" and wien.orf.at will also be reporting.

The German designer Harald Glckler will come in a carriage to the red carpet, which will be rolled out in front of the Opera house.

For those ball guests who arrive by car, the roads "Ringstrasse" and "Krntner Strasse" will be closed in certain places between 20.00 and 23.00. Residents are excluded from this closure.

In terms of public transport, the operation of tramlines 1, 2, 71 and D will be limited. The lines 1, 2 and D will be diverted from 19.00.

Line 71 will be limited from 18.30 and will only operate between "Schwarzenbergplatz" and "Zentralfriedhof". The public transport company "Wiener Linien" recommends using the underground in the area around the "Opernring".

There will be plenty of police in front of the opera to ensure that the ball guests get safely inside the opera. 70 policeman wearing ball outfits will be inside. No demonstrations are planned.

Last year, 1,680,000 spectators watched or listened to the events of the ball. The event is one of the most-watched of the year on ORF. You can watch the ball live from 20.15 on ORF 2.

A special programme called "Best of the Opera Ball" will be shown on ORF 2 on Friday. This will look at what happens after the ball, amongst other things.

Vienna Times






Tag cloud:
Wiener  events  Wien  Linien  Opera  opera  Ball  watched  outfits  Vienna  using  spectators  underground  Opernring  ball  limited  recommends  plenty  Ringstrasse  listened


Latest News

 

Pink Easter bunny helps Vienna art world pay tribute to Dürer
The Viennese art world has created its own version of the Easter Bunny – by making a giant sized sculpture of the famous Albrecht Dürer painting currently on display until 29 June as part of the exhibition "Dürer, Michelangelo, Rubens"

Property price rise continues
The price of property in Vienna has now spiralled so much that every 4th apartment comes with a price tag of 500,000 or more. And every second flat costs 300,000 or more.

Jetflyers Take The Jet Ski Onto The Road
An Austrian company is making waves after they came up with the idea of taking a jet ski – and fitting it with wheels.

Exploring photography and art through 1960s cult film Blow-Up
Vienna's Albertina is putting on an photography exhibition featuring stills from the cult sixties photography film Blow-Up by Michelangelo Antonioni.

Turtle flies from Vienna to India to try his luck with the ladies
An endangered turtle from Schoenbrunn Zoo is taking a trip across the world to try his luck out with two female turtles in India.

Ricky Martin to perform at Life Ball 2014
In a celebrating of joys of life, sensuousness and a tribute to handsomeness, the Life Ball 2014 has announced that the Latino star Ricky Martin, chosen many times over as Sexiest Man Alive, will perform at the event.

Vienna prosecutors target Ukrainian former government
Austrian officials have announced they are coordinating with Ukraine's public prosecutors over the investigation of former Ukrainian government officials accused of money-laundering and sanctions violations.

Icelandic artist shoots whole film in front of live audience in Vienna
An Icelandic artist is making a film adaptation of the novel World Light in Vienna - but is carrying out the whole project, including filming, in front of a live studio audience.

Free plants and seedlings exchange in Vienna
Green fingered garden growers will have the chance to exchange their plants and seedlings for some new varieties in a plant swap fair taking place in Vienna at the end of April.

Airbus superjet coming to Vienna for one-off visit
The world's largest passenger airliner, the Airbus A380, is coming to Vienna International Airport for a one off visit on 26 May.

 


Rieders Digests


The most popular stories –
last 7 days