Gay Vienna

Calling Vienna the San Francisco of Central Europe would be somewhat of an exaggeration. Neither would a comparison to Amsterdam, Barcelona or Berlin hold up, for that matter. Yet, although gay life in Vienna is quite low-key, things do happen, and for the most part, a “live and let live” attitude seems to prevail among the locals. The city hosts an annual GLBT Pride Parade on the Ringstrasse, as well as a high-profile international HIV/AIDS charity event known as the Life Ball. As for the gay venues, most are clustered around Naschmarkt in the 4th, 5th and 6th districts, but there are a few others scattered around the city. Austrians aren’t usually keen on starting conversation with strangers, so don’t be shy unless you want to spend the evening by yourself. 
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