Floor length ball gown, tails, tuxedo or gala uniform.

The ball committee reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone not wearing appropriate ball attire.

Our partners at Rottenberg outfit hire and Ossig hairdressers are standing by to help ensure your styling is perfect on the night. Not permitted: short dresses (calf length or shorter), neck ties, trainers/sneakers


Allocation of seats

We will be happy to take a note of the seat you have requested and will try our best to take your wishes into account. Unfortunately we are not able to guarantee a specific seat at this time. You can rest assured that we will do everything we can to meet your requirements.

Seat and table reservations are allocated by the ball office based on the category booked.
Details can be found on your ball ticket. Seats are not allocated until the start of December.

Additional Tickets

Are you interessted in additional tickets for your side programme before the ball? Maybe a Waltz Lesson to practice your skills, or tickets to the Vienna State Opera or Vienna Volksopera for a musical evening? The world-famous gala performance by the Lipizzans – the Ballet of the White Stallions is also high recommendable.

Programme and more information


Children are welcome to attend the HOFBURG Silvesterball. With lots to experience and a spellbinding programme long into the night, your children are certain to enjoy themselves. Highlights include picking a four-leaf clover, decorating Punschkrapfen fondant fancies, writing wish lists, show acts, the public quadrille and a disco.

Please note that the strict dresscode also applies to children!
All children and teenagers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. If the parent or guardian has a ticket with a table reservation, we kindly remind ball guests that it is not possible to share a single seat with the child. In such cases, the child requires its own seat in the same category. If the parent or guardian has a circle ticket, a student ticket can be purchased for any accompanying children. Please note that discounts are not available for table reservations and gala dinners.


Visit the HOFBURG Silvesterball as a debutant or debutante. The grand opening is one of the highlights of the New Year’s Ball. Register for the opening committee with your dance partner now and enjoy a glittering ball night to remember on New Year’s Eve!

Application Information


Cancellation periods and fees for ball tickets and other tickets
up to and including
31 October 2019:
50% of the full price
after 1 November 2019:
100% of the full price

see also
Terms and conditions


All of the ball rooms are wheelchair accessible. Please notify us in advance if you or anyone in your group has restricted mobility. Important: there are no barrier free seats available in the Festsaal Grand Ticket and Festsaal Star Ticket categories!

The Venue

Formerly the imperial residence for centuries, today it is the premiere venue for congresses and conventions, fairs and exhibitions – as well as banquets, balls and concerts.

The Hofburg Vienna conference and event centre is located within the Hofburg complex, specifically in the Schweizer Trakt (Swiss Wing), the Leopoldinischer Trakt (Leopold Wing) and the Neue Burg. Its origins date back to the 13th century.

Gala Dinner Menu

If you have choosen a Grand Ticket with Gala Dinner, please inform us about your food allergies and/or preference for a vegetarien menu till 1st of December. 

Our Menu will be online in Autumn.

Hair and make-up

Our long-standing partner OSSIG hairstyle & beauty is our recomendation for your special ball hairstyling and make-up. Young, fresh and elegant. Each lady is presented in a special light, accentuated through make-up for an unforgettable evening.

Tuxedo and dress hire

Our tried-and-trusted partners at Kleiderverleih Rottenberg offer a full range of tuxedos, tails and ball gowns for hire and will be able to provide styling advice to ensure you pick the perfect outfit. 
Last-minute orders are also possible!

Style Guide

Use this guide to elegant ball fashion and exclusive designer ball gowns for inspiration.

The HOFBURG Silvesterball Style Guide presents the latest fashion trends for the upcoming ball season – posed by top models and members of the Silvesterball committee.

Ticket collection

Collect your tickests between 27 to 30 December from 9am to 4pm at our Ticket Office.

If you want to have our tickets sent to your hotel in Vienna or to antoher address in Austria, this would be additional 10 Euros. Please select "Ticket delivery" when booking online and send us an e-mail informing us about your requested delivery addres till 1st of December. 


Viennese waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha-cha. Slow waltz, boogie-woogie, disco... ­­­­­­- The HOFBURG Silvesterball has something to set every dance fan’s pulse racing!

You don’t have to be a pro to throw shapes on the dancefloor. However, you can attend our Waltz Lesson to learn the basics or brush up on your skills.


A clearly-signposted smoking area has been set up for smokers in the Gardehof courtyard.

Smoking is prohibited in all other part of the building. By complying, visitors also make an active contribution to the preservation of the historic venue.


For maximum convenience and personal wellbeing we recommend our partners at Mozart Limousines.

The limousine service has its own info and booking counter at the Hofburg Foyer on the night of the ball. 

Sound and image recordings

By attending the HOFBURG Silvesterball you expressly give your consent for the publication of any images and video footage that you appear in.

Photo studio

You can commission the services of our team of photographers from Foto Sulzer for professional photos in the ballrooms or at the photo studio in Antekammer. Your souvenir photos will be ready for collection in no time, or your order them online the days after. 

Foto Sulzer
Tel: +43 662 640 882


Where to find us

The quickest way to the ball:
Getting to Vienna by air, rail or road Travelling in Vienna by public transport, our transfer service or on foot (Google Map).

Gift Packs

Upon production of your ticke stub you can collect your personal souvenir chamagne flute from the Foyer from 1am. 

Ladies will be presented with the exclusive "Mon Guerlain Florale" perfume by GUERLAIN, while the gentlemen will receive luxury pralines from XOCOLAT


A free cloakroom service is available in the Prinz Eugen Saal on the ground floor.

Waltz classes

Tickets for waltz classes on 30 and 31 December can be booked here.

Classes last 60 minutes. Please ensure that you arrive 15 minutes early. There is no special dress code, but we recommend bringing dance shoes or the shoes that you will be wearing on the night with you. The entrance to the Waltz lesson is here.Waltz classes are suitable for international participants and are conducted in several languages.

Security checks

Please note that a member of the security team may ask you to confirm your identity or submit to a bag check anywhere at the location.


Selected hotels close to the Hofburg offer exclusive packages. Details will be posted shortly here.

Sewing service

In the event of a wardrobe emergency and last minute repairs, we offer an on-site sewing service for our guests at the ball.

Additional attractions

The MuseumsQuartier Wien is just across the Ringstrasse from the Hofburg Vienna. Home to renowned cultural institutions such as the Leopold Museum, the mumok, and the Kunsthalle Wien, it is also known for its courtyards, laid back cafés, restaurants and shops where time seems to fly by. Discover this interesting blend of art space, creative space and living space.

The Imperial Shop Vienna stocks a fantastic selection of premium Vienna souvenirs and culinary treats. The imperial charm of bygone days is showcased in a modern space laden with exquisite and carefully curated products from traditional Viennese manufacturers and artisans. The store is the perfect place to pick up a high-quality memento of Vienna, take home a little piece of the Austrian capital and simply indulge yourself with a spot of imperial shopping!