Our Ball: Elmayer-Kränzchen


  • Date: Tuesday (Mardi gras), 13. February 2024
  • Time: Opening Ceremony at 6pm (admission: 5pm)
  • End: Midnight.
  • Venue: Imperial Castle (Hofburg), Vienna (Google Maps)
  • Ladies: Ball gown or cocktail dress.
  • Gentlemen: Tailcoat (Frack, white tie), tuxedo (black tie) or black suit (bow tie obligatory!).
  • Please note that there is a strict non-smoking policy at the Elmayer-Kränzchen.

Tickets and Seats

  • Regular tickets: EUR 130 (box office upcharge EUR 40)
  • Reduced rate (Students): EUR 40 (box office upcharge EUR 40)
  • Seats: EUR 30-220 per seat

Pre-Sale tickets are available from January 9th-February 12th.

For reservations please mail your request to office@elmayer.at.

Welcome at one of Vienna’s most beautiful balls

You are welcome  at the Elmayer-Kränzchen, our traditional ball at the Imperial Castle the Hofburg. Amongst the hundreds of ball festivities in Vienna this is the only Viennese ball that starts as early as 6 pm and is terminated at midnight. You can enjoy dinner, dance throughout the evening to the tunes of several orchestras in various rooms of the Hofburg, watch the spectacular opening ceremony with about 400 debutants and the dance show at 9 pm and join us dancing the Quadrille together at 11 pm.

Collage Impressionen Elmayer-Kränzchen

Ball opening ceremonies

Elmayer is in charge of most of the splendid ball opening ceremonies of great Viennese ball festivities. One of Elmayer’s most important objectives is to contribute that this valuable cultural heritage is alive and remains superior in it’s refined atmosphere.

The Elmayer-Kränzchen

This exclusive ball at the Imperial Castle traditionally takes place on the last day of the ball season (Faschingdienstag, Mardi gras) and is enjoyed by about 3000 guests every year. The opening ceremony starts at 6:00pm. At midnight the ball season and the Elmayer-Kränzchen will come to a close.

If you are interested in more about the Elmayer-Kränzchen, please send a mail to office@elmayer.at!

High standards for your event

For organisers of sophisticated events Elmayer also offers the opportunity to introduce exceptional entertainment to any celebration, gala dinner, incentive or congress cultural program in Austria or around the world. This can include show elements and active involvement of participants as well as historical background information.


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