V I E N N A M E D I C A L D O C T O R
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Physicians dance in the Hofburg Vienna
Frequently Asked Questions |
Viennese Ball Tradition |
May we ask for a dance? |
The correct dress code |
Ticket Sale |
The 67th Medical Doctor's Ball takes place at the Hofburg
Vienna on Saturday,
January 28th, 2017
(Organisation: Vienna Medical Chamber)
The opening will be celebrated at 09:30 pm
It would be a shame to visit Vienna without brushing up your waltz and
hearing for one of the city's most famous balls. There is a wide range to choose
from, but the one to go for is probably the "Wiener Ärzteball" in the
stunning ballrooms of Hofburg Vienna, famous for its elaborate and splendid
The last Saturday of January belongs annually to thousands of dancing
doctors. It is a fact that the Vienna Medical Doctor's Ball has earned an outstanding
role amongst the many traditional ball events. Apart from regular guests from
Austria, more and more visitors from abroad want to join Vienna's carnival
highlight. Surely, the "Wiener Ärzteball" is soul medicine, with
dances and a jolly atmosphere which lasts till the early hours.
A breath-taking atmosphere, sparkling champagne and rousing
music are guaranteed on this spectacular top-class ball night.
Viennese Ball Tradition
The classic Viennese ball has a proud tradition stretching
back over four centuries, and has even taken the first steps towards inclusion
in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. The full spectacle extends from
the opening ceremony featuring a debutants' committee to midnight stage shows
with dance and music performances. There is also traditional ball etiquette to
consider - from the "Damenspenden", a gift presented to the ladies, to
the requisite gown, tuxedo or formal traditional Austrian dress, Austrian
culture runs through every aspect of the Viennese ball.
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Aperitif at Doctor Freud's
Get into the mood with an aperitif at the place of origin psychoanalysis before you visit the ball! From Berggasse to the ballroom.
Matching this year's motto of the ball the Sigmund Freud Museum offers the opportunity to an
exclusive visit of the famous psychoanalyst's living and working spaces. More information can be found
May we ask for a dance?
Program "Sigmund Freund - Belle Epoque"
On Doctor Freud's couch
The Viennese doctors proclaim the "Belle Epoque" and dance as in the days of Sigmund Freud. Because of the 160th birthday of the founder of psychoanalysis he was chosen as the ideal
patron of the 66th Vienna Medical Doctor's Ball."
Damenspende (ladies gift) till 01:00 am
Entrance and festive opening
Young Ladies´- and Gentlemen´s Commitee
Ball opening inspired by the 1920s
Midnight Event in the Festsaal and
proximate in the Zeremoniensaal:
00:00 am and 01.00 am
"Burlesque - Cabaret"
Welcome to Burlesque!
A rousing show act with singers and dancers of the United Stages Vienna.
End of the ball
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Please download our Ball-Folder (PDF)
Tickets (Runner ticket, no reserved seat)
Tickets can also be sent by post to the
address stated in the order for a handling fee of EUR 6,--
(registered mail EUR 10,--) to addresses in Austria, EUR 8,-- (registered mail
EUR 13,--) inside Europe and EUR 13,-- (registered mail EUR 15,--) for all other
countries. No responsibility will be taken for tickets that have been sent
and lost by the post office.
(Admission only by valid student identity card
- until the completed 26th year of life)
at a table
at EUR 25,-- per seat:
EUR 390,-- / 370,-- / 230,-- /
Antekammer, Geheime Ratstube, Marmorsaal, Metternichsaal, Rittersaal,
Festsaal Foyer, Forum, Seitengalerie
Künstlerzimmer, Maria Theresien Appartements, Radetzky Appartements
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Ball gown meets tailcoat - there is a strict
The correct dress code for every ball: click here
||black tailcoat (with
decoration), black dinner jacket / tuxedo, uniform
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Information for those wishing to dance in the opening
Hans Ulrich Starl
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Ticket Sales and further Informations
Phone +43 1 51501 1234