"He sat in a chair with a slight sigh. Fasching, you see."
The City of Vienna Ball
Public DomainThe City of Vienna Ball
Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien

     Fasching, the Vienna carnival, lasts from January to Lent. Highlighted by over 450 balls given by the various unions, guilds, and professions. Shown here the Ball der Stadt Wien - Ball of the City of Vienna by Wilhelm Gause. Mayor Karl Lueger is shown at left wearing his chain of office.