Floor length ball gown, tails, tuxedo, gala uniform or black suit with bow tie

Gloves are NOT mandatory. 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

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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.

The ticket office is located in the HOFBURG Vienna, entrance Heldenplatz (see inscription “HOFBURG VIENNA” above the entrance door). Please bring your order confirmation, either printed or on your phone.

Please select "Ticket delivery" when booking online and send us an e-mail to silvesterball@hofburg.com informing us about your requested delivery address till 1st of December. 


Additional Tickets

Are you interested 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 highly recommendable. Or book your transfer service from the hotel to the ball already now.

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Where to find us

You can reach Vienna by plane, train or car.

The Hofburg Vienna is located in the heart of Vienna and can be reached by public transport, our transfer service or by walking.


Allocation of seats

Seat and table reservations for Grand Tickets and Star Tickets 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 may request 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.

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!

Hair and make-up

Our long-standing partner OSSIG hairstyle & beauty is our recommendation 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.

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.

Gala Dinner Menu

The four-course gala menu (included in the Grand Ticket) can be found here in autumn.

If you prefer the vegetarian menu or have any allergies or food intolerances, please contact us at silvesterball@hofburg.com by 16 December at the very latest.
Please note that we can only offer alternative meals if you inform us of any special requirements in advance.


For maximum convenience and personal wellbeing we recommend to book transportation from and to the ball with our partners at Mozart Limousines.

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

If you would like to book a transfer now, you can do that during the booking process.

Further information can be found here.

Waltz classes

Tickets for waltz classes can be booked here together with your ball tickets.

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 in the night with you. The entrance to the Waltz lesson is here, Hofburg Vienna, entrance Burgpassage. Waltz classes are suitable for international participants and are conducted in several languages.


Please find selected hotels close to the Hofburg with exclusive packages here.

Shopping and Sightseeing

Visit some of Vienna's stunning sights like the MuseumsQuartier or the Imperial Shop Vienna.




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

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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.

Gift Packs

Upon production of your ticke stub you can collect your personal souvenir champagne flute from the Foyer next to the wardrobe from 1am. Additionally, ladies will be presented with an exclusive perfume by GUERLAIN, while the gentlemen will receive luxury pralines from XOCOLAT

Photo studio

You can commission the services of our team of photographers 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. 


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.

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.


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


Cancellation periods and fees for ball tickets and other tickets

until 31 October 2020: 50% of the full price
after 1 November 2020: 100% of the full price

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Terms and conditions

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.


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!

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.

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.


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.


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