On the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, Vienna turns into the party city. The Halloween night is when all the hell breaks loose, and the entire city gets crazy and spooky. Everywhere on the street you can see vampires, witches, Draculas, zombies roaming around like in the newest episode of “The walking dead”. It is hard not to join the freaky crowd and become a part of the atmosphere. The city offers so many different events, where you can express your inner zombie. There are parties, scary events, disco nights on every corner, but also children friendly programs or culinary evenings. Let me introduce you to some of the best Halloween parties in the city, which became more or less traditional.
One of the biggest party locations in Vienna is situated in the famous Ottakringer Brewery in the 16th district, the cradle of Vienna’s beer Ottakringer beer. Every Halloween for the past 8 years, the Scary Fest takes place right here. The big party for 3000 people, on 5 floors with different music and themes, starts at 9 p.m. The Scary Fest is the ultimate Halloween party in the city. The dress code is chic & dangerous; however, don’t overdo it, because you have to make sure that the staff of the event can recognize your face.
The WUK (Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus) is a famous event location more on alternative, leftish-arty and culture side. It is located in the 9th district of Vienna in the 19th-century locomotive factory. This fantastic location hosts about 300 events every year that draw a total of half-million visitors to the WUK. The Halloween party is among those parties and it takes place every year since 2013. Being close to the campuses of two universities, it attracts mostly younger guests like students. There is a free shot for everyone who dresses up.
One of the most famous amusement parks in the world, Prater in Vienna’s 2nd district, is also an important party venue. Here you can find some of the best Vienna’s clubs such as the two connected clubs Pratersauna and VIEiPEE. Halloween is the time of the year when these clubs unite into one and organize the big party. VIEiPEE is the biggest hip-hop club in Vienna with the amazing garden, while the Pratersauna is a house, electro and techno club with a long and turbulent history dating back to the 1960s. For this event, you just need one ticket and you will be allowed to hop back and forth between the clubs.
Beside these big and prominent locations, almost every club in Vienna organises Halloween party. I am sure wherever you go, the good atmosphere will not be lacking, because Halloween is definitely party time in Vienna, so put on your worst shoes and join the gruesome party.
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