The ticket office opening hours are as follows: 27 to 30 December from 9am to 4pm. Tickets can be delivered to private addresses or hotels in Austria for an additional EUR 10.
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.
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.
Dress code: 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.
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.
We recommend our long-standing partner OSSIG hairstyle & beauty for special ball hairstyling and make-up.
The latest hairstyling trends: at the turn of the year, people tend to prefer more imaginative styles. Whether it is an up-do, plaited, wavy, permed or straightened – there are numerous ways to create something extra special. From refined with a bow to individual highlights that casually fall on to the face. Bringing together numerous contrasting effects with clear hairdressing elements creates an attractive and graceful look. Young, fresh and elegant. Each lady is presented in a special light, accentuated through make-up For an unforgettable evening.
In the event of a wardrobe emergency, we have an on-site sewing service for our guests at the ball.
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.
Fotostudio Sulzer will be at the ball all night long to capture those special memories on camera.
A special photo studio in the Antekammer is available where you can immortalise your night at the Hofburg, with prints ready for collection at Gardehalle I after a short time.
By attending the HOFBURG Silvesterball you expressly give your consent for the publication of any images and video footage that you appear in.
For maximum convenience and personal wellbeing we recommend our partners at Mozart Limousines
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.
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 dress code 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.
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 class to learn the basics or brush up on your skills.
A free cloakroom service is available in the Prinz Eugen Saal on the ground floor.
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!
Visit the HOFBURG Silvesterball as a debutant or debutante. Click here for details
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
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.
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.
Book your tickets for waltz lessons with the Elmayer dance school or a performance at the Vienna State Opera or the Spanish Riding School here. Check out the MuseumsQuartier Wien and the Imperial Shop Vienna.
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. Visit www.mqw.at for further information
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! Visit www.imperialshop.at for an overview of what’s on offer.
Selected hotels close to the Hofburg offer exclusive packages. Details will be posted shortly here.