REPORTS PUBLISHED IN PREVIOUS TRANNY GUIDES
with Eva Fels
cant imagine that you might experience any trouble when
you check in at a hotel as a man and leave it as a woman.
It really isn't necessary to look for a special trans-friendly
hotel. And you surely will only get a smile, when you
walk in a shop as a man and show interest in fancy women's
clothes. However offering persuasive female performances
in the street will not only make your life more relaxed,
as you know but also, at least in some districts, safer.
It is quite safe to cross-dress in Austria although some
Austrians will immediately show inteest in your beauty
so beware particularly of groups of drunken men.
Austria doesn't have even
one special Trangender Pub. The gay-scene offers bars
which I can recommend for TG people, but others - even
if they let drags in - are really not worth spending more
than ten minutes of time in. The same is valid for the
Frauencafe, a woman's bar, where men are not allowed to
enter. For a complete list of LGBT pubs visit WWW.RAINBOW.ORG
at or pick up one of the free city-guides that
you will find in all gay pubs. The pubs I have lsited
below will offer you a friendly welcome.
you want to meet transgender-people inform yourself about
the topical meetings and events of TRANS-X, the
Viennese group, or of one of the groups in the larger
towns. We do not only meet for make-up-workshops, discussions
and parties but also for mountain tours and bathing. All
transgender groups are open and many of us speak English.
Like other Austrians we are open hearted and it should
be easy to find another TG-person to spend an evening
with. All information is available through www.transgender.at.
Just give a "hello I'm coming" in the chat or
mailing list before arriving.
However the best time to
visit Vienna would be the 28th June, when the large RAINBOW
PARADE takes place and the 14th July, at the
commemoration day for 320 years of terror against transgender.
your main interest is to spend an exciting erotic evening
in Vienna, you have to visit the LE SWING on a
Tuesday. That day is dedicated to men and TG, so you will
meet a lot of transvestites as well as warmly interested
men. The darker rooms on the backside offer small rooms
with beds, which invite for immediate sexual plays.
Vienna has an interesting
fetish scene where transgenders are warmly welcomed. The
Sado-Maso pub SMART CAFE
offers a very familiar atmosphere where you will easily
get in contact with others. From time to time there are
also lesbian play parties. Which are open for 'all women'
including transgender-women. For more information and
to make sure that you dont drop in on an eveing where
only leather-gays are invited. www.smartcafe.at
you prefer a traditional atmosphere, classical dancing
and beautiful costumes you have to visit one of Austrians
Gay-Lesbian Ball Events. Most famous is the LIFE BALL,
which takes place in the Viennese town hall. But it is
almost impossible to get a ticket for that event. But
dont miss the ROSENBALL or the RAINBOW BALL,
which takes place in a historical palace in a very traditional
manner where you can experience the 18th century, with
the small exception that a Gay-Lesbian-Transgender audience
surrounds you. In Graz you must visit the famous TUNTENBALL.
Central TG website WWW.TRANGENDER.AT
Each 2nd Sunday of themonth at 19.00
at the sbz (Gartengasse 20) and each 4th Wednesday at
21.00 at the Traminer Weinstube at the edge Jakminiplatz
- Klosterwiesgasse 2 For more information and contacts
visit www.graz.transgender.at or michaela www.members.tripod.de/rouxli/michaela.html,
A TG-friendly wine house Discotheque Q, after midnight
on Firday and Saturday. There are a lot of freaky people
(punks, fetish, goths and transgender). Tuesday to Saturday
23.00-0.600 at Luthergasee 4.
A new club for fetish, bdsm and transgender. Griesgasse
38. Tuesday-Thursday 18.00-24.00 Friday and Saturday 20.00-01.00.
A nice sushi-bar. Prokopgasse 4. Tuesday to Sunday.
Each 1st Monday and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 19.00.
Coffee Corner, Bethlehemstr. 30.4020 Linz, Contact: Alexandra
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nadja (email@example.com).
Bethlehemstr 30, 4020 Linz. Monday to Saturday, opens
at 19.00. Tel: 0732/77 08 62
TG Friendly restaurant, Angerholzweg 38, 4030 Linz. Tel:
0732/34 20 24
Rainestr. 22, 4020 Linz. Bar each day from 20.00 h. Disco
on Friday and Saturday at 23.00, beware of Turkish gay-bashing
gangs hanging around the entrance area - especially on
weekends! www.stonewall.at Tel: 0732/60 04 38
Goethestrasse 51, 4020 Linz, daily from 19.00. www.myway.at
Tel: 0732/65 27 60
TG Friendly discotheque. Im Backerfeld 1, 4060 Leonding,
Wednesday to Sunday from 21.00
Each 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 20.00, HOSI
Saluzburg. Office at Mueliner Hauptstrasse 11, 5020 Salzburg
Contact: Dani - firstname.lastname@example.org
- TRANSGENDER - UNION
Meetings each first Monday and third Wednesday of the
month at 20.00. Rosa-Lila-Villa, 1060 Vienna. Linke Wienzeile
102 (next U4-Station Pilgramgasse). Club on the 1st floor
- BARS AND PUB VENUES
Excellent mixed-gay-lesbian restaurants, 18.00-2.00, Rosa-Lila-Villa,
1060 Vienna, Linke Wienzeile 102, (next U4-Station Pilgramgasse).
Coffee shop and restaurant 10.00 - 1.00 Berggasse 8, 1090
Traditional Viennese Coffee Shop. Monday to Saturday.
Linke Wienzeile 36, 1060 Vienna (next to U4 Station Kettenbrueckengasse).
Gay pub, daily from 16.00 Mariahilferstrasse 45, Raimundpassage,
1060 Vienna (next to U4 Station Kettenbrueckengasse).
Gay restaurant 18.00 - 4.00 except Sunday 1050 Vienna,
Women - lesbian pub. Tuesday - Saturday 18.30 - 2.00.
Lange Gasse 11, 1080 Vienna
TG Friendly discotheque, where you usually will meet some
of us on Fridays. Wagramerstr. 69, 1220 Vienna. Monday
to Saturday from 21.00
Mixed gay disco. Every Thursday night from 22.00. Schoenbrunnerstrasse
22, 1120 Vienna. U4 underground station Meidling
Mixed gay disco. Friday and Saturday, best to visit on
Saturday http://wwwwhy-not.at, Tiefer Graben 22, 1010
/ TRANS VENUES
Transvestites and Gay night on Tuesdays. Changing and
make-up rooms are available. Hannovergasse 5, 1200 Vienna.
Viennese sadmasochistic and fetish cafe. Tuesday to Saturday
evening. Koestlergasse 9, 10660 Vienna. Each 1st Saturday
of the month. SMart Extreme Party with dress code. http://www.smartcafe.at
A fetish event each 2nd Saturday 22.00 (lo:sch), Fuenfhausgasse
1, 1150, Vienna. Dress Code: Fetish/SM/TV.
Each second Sunday from 12.00 at Cafe Benno, 1090 Bienna.
Alserstrasse 67. www.bdsm.at/embm.