What It Was Like to Attend the Imperial Hofball

Every January, the Viennese court put on its finest to party at the Hofburg Palace. But some people just bitched about the food.

During the reign of Emperor Franz Josef (1848–1916), the hofball was the biggest party of the year. Of the two royal balls held during Carnival season, the hofball was the larger and less exclusive.

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Jenni Wiltz

Jenni Wiltz

I write about fascinating royal women, their jewels, and quirky aspects of royal history no one else talks about. Find me at https://girlinthetiara.com.