Vienna's traditional LGBT Rainbow Ball will take place in the Hofburg imperial palace in February. HOSI Wien photo

Vienna gay ball set for imperial palace

By Rex Wockner

International News

Vienna's traditional LGBT Rainbow Ball will take place in the Hofburg imperial palace in February.

"For the first time, the LGBT community will paint the imperial staterooms of the Habsburgs' winter residency in rainbow colors," said the organizer, Homosexual Initiative Vienna, or HOSI Wien.

Three thousand attendees are expected.

"As the Parkhotel Schoenbrunn is closed for refurbishing works next year, we had to find an alternative location for the ball," said HOSI President Christian Hoegl. "We seized this occasion to secure the most prestigious venue for balls in Vienna (where) we expect to be able to almost double the number of guests."

For more information in English, seehttp://www.tinyurl.com/2bk3glq.

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