Vienna Gay Travel Guide Austria: It was not our first time in Vienna but definitely our first time traveling together to the Austrian capital. Located in the northeastern part of the alpine country, Vienna is the biggest city in Austria and the third biggest German-speaking city in the world after Berlin and Hamburg. A lot has changed in the last couple of years as Vienna developed into a flourishing, modern city with great effort and support of the local LGBT community. A milestone for the LGBT community in 2018 was undoubtedly the legalization of the same-sex marriage in Austria just recently. Congratulations to the Alpine country and the Austrian LGBT community. Furthermore, Vienna will be hosting city of EuroPride 2019, which is a great occasion to start planning a city trip with our Vienna Gay Travel Guide!
We traveled to Vienna flying directly with Austrian Airlines from Amsterdam to Vienna Schwechat. From here, it is an easy ride by taxi or train shuttle service, called CAT (short for City Airport Train). Thanks to our Vienna Card, we were able to use all public transportation in Vienna during our stay. Vienna is subdivided into 23 districts with its most central district one. We stayed at the 5-star gay-friendly design hotel Le Méridien Vienna. One of the first things on our list was a gay guided tour around the city center along the Ringstraße to get familiarized with the structure of the city and the customs of the local LGBT community. Since we were in Vienna for Life Ball, we had to full days to explore the Austrian capital while two days were filled with all the events as part of the Life Ball 2018. We loved to explore the gay neighborhood around the Naschmarkt in the districts 3, 4 and 5 and to visit one of the most beautiful gay saunas we have seen so far. The gay sauna Kaiserbründl is just one of the four men sauna in the town and famous for its long historical background. Plan in enough time to check out the gay-friendly restaurants like Motto, the gay Café Savoy and multiple other gay and LGBT venues all around Vienna. We are happy and proud to tell you how gay-friendly and open-minded we experienced the diverse and international mindset of modern Vienna. Especially the positive feedback from members of the LGBT community can be seen as a positive sign for a growing acceptance within the Austrian society.
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Karl & Daan.
Vienna Gay Travel Guide: Together with Vienna Tourism we collected all the information you need to plan your hassle-free gay travels to Vienna Austria’s capital city. We stayed very central in a hotel in district one for three full days attending the world-famous Life Ball in and around the Vienna City Hall. During our first stay in Vienna together, we tried to find the best ways of enjoying the cultural highlights of the Austrian capital and the remarkable architecture, LGBT life and gay events. And now, enjoy your preparations for a trip to Vienna in the Alpine country Austria and see as well as experience the best of the Austrian city and culture through a couple of men‘s eyes with our following gay travel guide Vienna blog articles:
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