If you have always dreamed of elegantly waltzing through a festively decorated ballroom, look no further! The Viennese Concordia Ball may be just what you have always been searching for. First held in 1863, the Concordia Ball – one of the few balls taking place in summer – is the oldest traditional ball in Vienna and one of the city’s social highlights. “True to its name (‘concordia’ being Latin for ‘unity’), the ball has always maintained a strong focus on uniting a varied blend of people from such differing backgrounds as politics, society and art. We have retained this particular focus and added a few more modern touches,” explains Deborah Grumberg, the organiser of the Concordia Ball.