Salzburg Queer Update

15.11.2021 Unfortunately, it has come to pass as was to be feared. The HOSI Salzburg has today cancelled all outstanding dates for this year. The reason is the escalating coronal situation in the city and the province.

14.11.2021 From 15.11., the lockdown for unvaccinated people will apply in Austria. This means that crossing the border between Germany and Austria is only possible with 2G. You cannot move freely in Austria without a 2G and on your return you will have to go into quarantine as an unvaccinated person. More on this under Corona and no end.

11.11.2021 From 22-25.11, from 14 to 20.30, the HOSI Salzburg will have a punch stand at the Christmas market at the Alter Markt. There, Christmas market strollers can experience the presence of the rainbow. And that’s where Salzburg’s LGBT scene will meet. Of course only with 2G, as is the case for all Christmas markets in the city of Salzburg. And masks will probably also be compulsory outdoors. Which might be difficult with a glass of punch. Read more about this in “Corona-Advent”.

27.10.2021 Next Monday (1.11., All Saints’ Day) is a public holiday in Austria and Bavaria. So the evening before is available for partying: for Halloween. The Junge HOSI is already busy preparing for a spooky night at the HOSI Salzburg in Gabelsberger Straße 26. The Mexxx is also decorated with spider webs, pumpkins and ghosts. From 8.30 p.m. you can also get bloodthirsty with strawberry tequila liqueur until the early morning. So a spooky long weekend in Salzburg is just around the corner.

17.10.2021 On 31 October, it will be spooky-beautiful at the HOSI Salzburg. The Junge HOSI organises the slightly morbid celebration of Halloween, a tradition that has been around for more than a thousand years and commemorates the dead. With a lot of love for detail, a spooky ambience is created in the HOSI centre on Gabelsberger Straße. Read more about it under Queer Halloween.

11.10.2021 From 22 to 25 November, the HOSI Salzburg will be represented with a punch stand at the Christmas market at the Alter Markt. In addition to punch, there will be all kinds of Advent treats and, of course, a cosy atmosphere in the medieval flair of the old town.

22.09.2021 The more present the LGBT scene is in public, as at the recent CSD Salzburg 2021, the stronger the homophobic reactions, also in Salzburg and throughout Austria. Do not give up – an assessment.

08.09.2021 3 days after the Salzburg Pride the following conclusion can be drawn: More participants than ever before for LGBT issues, but also reports of homophobic attacks afterwards. It is therefore all the more important to stay tuned. That was the Salzburg Pride 2021. 🌈🌈🌈

05.09.2021 The HOSI Salzburg today announced 2800 participants in this year’s Pride parade. I would have estimated 3000 as well. That’s a doubling compared to last year. That’s cool. And so important. More on this tomorrow here.

05.09.2021 Here are the first pictures of the Salzburg Pride parade from yesterday. In beautiful late summer weather, the parade with more participants than ever marched from Salzburg’s main station to the Unipark Nonntal. An impressive colourful procession that wonderfully represented the diversity of the LGBT scene. A detailed report with photos and video will follow here soon. Now it’s time for brunch and farewell at Café am Kai.

31.08.2021 Gigi LaPajette apparently took note of the programme for this year’s CSD Salzburg for the first time yesterday and almost got wet. And yes, the programme for CSD Salzburg 2021 is impressive. Love is in the Air!

30.08.2021 Ticket sales for Salzburg Pride 2021 are on. The fetish parties on Friday and Saturday at Dark Eagle ( are already sold out. Further registrations will go on the waiting list. The queer city tour ( is almost fully booked. Here, too, it makes sense to act quickly. The maximum number of participants is 25. Tickets are still available for the Pride Night ( You should also think about the brunch at the Café am Kai ( now and not next Saturday. So: a little planning in the form of an e-mail can’t hurt.

28.08.2021 The weather forecast for the Salzburg Pride weekend could not be better. High Gaya will prevail from the middle of next week and in all likelihood will bring us imperial weather for the Pride weekend. That’s perfect 😎😎😎


26.08.2021 The Queer City Tour with Roman Forisch starts on CSD Saturday (4 September) at 12 noon. The meeting point is in front of the HOSI in Gabelsberger Straße 26. Several interested people have already registered. So it makes sense not to wait too long to book a place on the tour through 1200 years of queer history in the city of Salzburg. Registration

24.08.2021 Here is another update on the current Corona regulations in Austria. Since 22 July, the 3-G rule, i.e. proven vaccinated (Geimpft), recovered (Genesen) or tested (Getestet), has applied in most areas of life. This includes gastronomy (cafés and restaurants), body-related services, hotels and accommodation, coaches and excursion boats. In night catering, however, the 2G rule applies, which Hamburg, for example, now also wants to introduce as the first German state. The 2G rule states that only people who have been vaccinated or who have a PCR test are allowed to enter. The PCR test is a bit more complicated and the result takes up to 24 hours. You should plan for this if you want to be at the CSD parties at Mexxx or Dark Eagle or at the Pride Night at ARGEkultur. A PCR test is also possible in Salzburg’s test streets, for example in the Kongresshaus or at Mozartplatz.

In Austria, by the way, you are immunised with the second vaccination. Unlike in Germany, where after the second vaccination, another 14 days must pass before the immunisation is valid. A staff member at the congress centre: “The second stitch counts”. Then, at most, one should think about the possible time limit when returning to one’s home country. And under the given circumstances, look forward to a great Pride weekend in Salzburg.

23.08.2021 On Friday after next (3.09.) Gigi LaPajette will open this year’s Salzburg Pride. She will host “Bingo with Aunt Gigi” and play with the balls in her well-known flippant way. Welcome to Salzburg Pride 2021.

22.08.2021 I see from the Google Analytics figures that the Salzburg Pride in less than 2 weeks will once again be a cometogehter of a colourful scene of however LGBT-affine people of all colours. I am very much looking forward to it. Tomorrow or the day after, Gigi LaPejette will be inviting us to the opening of Salzburg Pride on 3 September in the evening at the HOSI Salzburg. And we will see how the countdown for the CSD Salzburg 2021 goes. See you soon at Salzburg!

20.08.2021 Here is an update on the acts that have been confirmed so far for CSD Salzburg 2021, i.e. what you can expect in Salzburg from 3 to 5 September 2021.

Friday 3.09. 6pm Rainbow Market at HOSI Salzburg with presentation of the Salzburg Pride Collection 8 pm Drag Bingo with Gigi LaPajette at the HOSI Salzburg 9 pm official opening of the CSD Salzburg 2021 at the HOSI Salzburg, followed by Queer Party 10pm Monkey’s Bar Queer Party 10 pm Fetish party at Dark Eagle

Saturday 4.09. 12 pm Queer city tour with Roman Forisch 4pm Central Station Line up for the parade 5 pm Start of the parade for Salzburg Pride 2021 from the main station to Uniplatz approx. 6 pm Stop at Mirabell Palace with performance by singer-songwriter Phil Louis 7 pm Rally and programme after the parade at Uniplatz, including aerialist Malin Brandl 9 pm ARGEkultur Pride Night Salzburg Pride 2021 with DJane Petra Pan & friends 10 pm Fetish party at Dark Eagle 10 pm Monkey’s Bar Queer Night 3 am After Hour Pride Night Salzburg Pride 2021 at Mexxx Gaybar

Sunday 5.09. from 9 am Brunch and Farewell at Café am Kai

07.08.2021 Homos also had a say in the fate of the city of Salzburg over 1000 years ago. Roman, Forisch, Mr. queer city tour Salzburg, talks to about why he offers queer city tours and what to expect. The next guided tour will take place on 4 September for the Salzburg Pride 2021. And what else you can expect at the Pride and how best to comply with the current Corona rules can be found in the article Clever planning has no problem.

26.07.2021 The diversity of the LGBTIQ… scene is shown by the rainbow flag campaign of HOSI Salzburg. Everyone can buy a flag of their sexual identity or preference and wear it proudly at the Salzburg Pride from 3 to 5 September. Gay Pride!

25.07.2021 Delta, Gamma, etc. what will the near future look like? Let’s see. For the Salzburg Pride from September 3 to 5, an update will appear here in the next few days, as soon as the next Salzburg Gay Guide next Thursday (29.07.) has gone to press. For example with a portrait of Mister Queer City Guide in Salzburg, Roman Forisch. Or with info about the Salzburg Pride Collection. Whatever the incidences are: we know by now that incidence numbers are not the only key to deal with the pandemic. So we say “Happy Pride” and look forward to a Pride in Salzburg from September 3-5, despite all circumstances.

14.07.2021 “Yay, yay, yay that makes me very happy.” Christian and his partner Michael from Munich are the lucky winners of the raffle of for this year’s Salzburg Pride from 3 to 5 September. 3 nights at the arte Hotel Salzburg plus two 72-hour Salzburg Cards for one-time admission to almost all Salzburg sights and free use of Salzburg city transport. After the first winner had not contacted us until yesterday, Lady Luck struck again. Congratulations! We’ll see how much time is left for sightseeing besides the Pride. More information about the Salzburg Pride, for example about the Pride Collection of the HOSI Salzburg, artists performing at the closing rally or the queer city tour will be available here soon.

27.06.2021 The countdown for the Salzburg Pride 2021 raffle is on. Until next Wednesday (30.06.2021 24h) you can win a stay with three nights at the Salzburg Pride 2021 (3.-5.09.2021) by sending an e-mail to You will stay 3 nights in a double room with breakfast at the arte Hotel Salzburg. The arte Hotel is a modern high-rise building made of glass and steel with a magnificent view of Salzburg and the mountains.

In the rooftop bar Hugoes on the 14th floor (previous picture) you can get in the right mood for a wonderful weekend under the rainbow in Salzburg. In addition, there are two Salzburg Cards, valid for 72 hours from the time of validation for a one-time visit to almost all of Salzburg’s sights, as well as free use of the buses in the city transport of the SVV. What’s going on at this year’s Salzburg Pride, you can read here. So it’s worth taking part – good luck. And see you soon in the beautiful city on the Salzach!

16.06.2021 The Ladies Night at Hosi Salzburg is also getting back into gear. Every first Friday of the month, women from Salzburg, neighbouring Bavaria and Upper Austria meet for a whimsical gathering with bar music or live music or readings or… Next dates: 2.07., 6.08., 8.10., 5.11. and 3.12. In September the Ladies Night is cancelled because then there is CSD in Salzburg.

02.06.2021 Salzburg is awakening to new life and so is the city’s queer scene. Mexxx and Dark Eagle and the HOSI bar are already open again, and the first HOSI fetish evening, now called “LMC Salzburg goes Fetish”, has already taken place. And as things stand, it is clear that the Salzburg Pride will take place as planned from 3-5 September. And this year probably with a big Pride party on Saturday evening. Provided the Corona development stays as it is: fading away. is giving away a hotel voucher for 2 people (3 nights) at the arte Hotel Salzburg with breakfast as well as two 72-hour Salzburg Cards for this weekend. Simply send an email to by midnight on 30 June with the keyword “I want to be at the Salzburg Pride 2021”. Good luck!

20.03.2021 Gigi La Pajette, Salzburg’s model drag queen, party host and organiser of the Long Night of Diversity, which unfortunately fell victim to Corona in 2020, launched her online format “Talk in Gigi’s Living Room” a year ago at the beginning of the pandemic. Under the motto “Laughter is the best medicine”, there will be a birthday edition on Facebook tomorrow, 21.03. at 9 p.m. to mark the one-year anniversary: “1 year Corinna, 37 lockdowns later: the year in review and look ahead. People, pictures, white wine.

02.03.2021 The GGG reports today that LMC Vienna is looking for a new Mr. Leather 2021 with the hope of presenting him publicly at the beginning of June. At first glance, this sounds very ambitious. But in view of rising vaccination numbers – even in Germany – and upcoming self-tests, this could also be a first sign of the return of something resembling normality. This would then also include travel to the beautiful city on the Salzach.

31.12.2020 The queer events in Salzburg for 2021 are fixed, at least the HOSI festivals and the Salzburg Pride 2021. The Pride Boat and the Long Night of Diversity will hopefully be added. And Corona will hopefully go soon, too. raffles a hotel voucher for 2 people (3 nights) at the arte Hotel Salzburg with breakfast and two 72-hour Salzburg Cards for this weekend. Simply until 30 June 24 clock a mail to with the keyword “I want to be at the Salzburg Pride 2021”. Good luck!

04.12.2020 “Love is in the Air” is the motto of the CSD Salzburg 2021, as announced by the HOSI Salzburg. From September 3 to 5, 2021, there will be a continuation of the highly successful Pride 2020 in the beautiful city on the Salzach. A glimmer of hope in gloomy times.

18.09.2020 The day before yesterday on the HOSI Facebook page: „As announced at #csdsalzburg: the monthly Fetish-Salzburg evening at HOSI Salzburg is now officially „LMC Salzburg“ fetish Night. LMC Salzburg is the first regional section of LMC Vienna – HARD ON (our biggest leather & fetish Club in Austria). We celebrate this on September 18th at our fetish night. Please use for your free registration as COVID rules limit entrance. Friday, 18th of September 2020, 18:00, HOSI Salzburg, Gabelsbergerstraße 26 and from 23:00 at Dark Eagles. wear your favorite fetish or come in Lederhosen/Tracht. Looking forward to seeing you.“ More here.

16.09.2020 Now the Long Night of Diversity was cancelled yesterday by the HOSI Salzburg – unfortunately. How it goes on in the queer scene of Salzburg anyway, you can read here in the Salzburg Queer Update.

08.09.2020 There was a nice contribution to this year’s Pride this morning in RTS Regional TV Salzburg. Beautiful pictures, apt statements – a nice reminder of a great event 🙂

05.09.2020 The first pictures from today’s Pride parade in Salzburg. With probably more participants than ever before, the parade started in beautiful sunshine shortly after 5 pm at the main station. A thunderstorm ended the final rally at the Alter Markt. A follow-up report with more pictures will be available tomorrow. Now first into the scene for a vodka long drink :-))

04.09.2020 Tomorrow starts the parade of the Salzburg Pride. From 4 pm the parade lines up, start is then at 5 pm. From 4 p.m. until the start of the parade, there will also be another opportunity to buy rainbow accessories at the Rainbow Market (see below), especially the rainbow mask. With three stops at the Chamber of Labor, Mirabell Palace and on the Staatsbrücke, the procession goes via Mozartplatz and Residenzplatz to the Alter Markt. There, the final rally will take place with short statements on the political demands, musical contributions and a live link to the preparation team of the Worldpride 2023 in Sydney. You can see the exact course of the parade here.

01.09.2020 After days with April weather, an intermediate high gives us imperial weather for the CSD parade on the weekend. With late summer temperatures up to 27 °, the parade is expected to take place in the most beautiful summer weather. So the umbrella can stay at home. The Corona mask not, see also Pride with mask.

30.08.2020 Next weekend, the HOSI Salzburg offers the CSD Salzburg Rainbowmarket. The rainbow symbol was designed by the American artist Gilbert Baker for Gay Freedom Day 1978, the forerunner of today’s Gay Pride events. It is considered a symbol of lesbian and gay self-confidence and diversity of lifestyles. The proceeds of the Rainbowmarket will go to the Hosi Salzburg, which this year has been hit hard by Corona on the income side and still organizes the Pride – in the 40th year of its existence.

At the Rainbowmarket there is almost everything that Pride participants can need for a successful Gay Pride outfit. Very important this year: protective mouth-nose masks in rainbow design. Here the HOSI Linz supports the HOSI Salzburg.

The Rainbowmarket is open on Friday, 4.09. from 7 p.m. in front of the HOSI Salzburg in Gabelsbergerstr. 26. And on Saturday 5.09. from 4 p.m. at the main station, where the Pride parade will line up.

With the support of Löwenherz – die Buchhandlung für Schwule und Lesben in Wien, Hosi Linz Zentrum and Grüne Andersrum Salzburg.

28.08.2020 The day before yesterday, Klaus Horvath Unterdorfer from the Orga-Taem of the Salzburg Pride explained in the regular program “Queer Voices” of the HOSI Salzburg for one hour in conversation with moderator Christian Geroldinger, how the Gay Pride will go over this year in Salzburg. In addition to detailed program descriptions, the Corona issue was of course also discussed, from spacing rules to mask use. If everyone takes this seriously, it will work out. Just buy a rainbow mask at the rainbow market on Friday 4.09. from 7pm in front of the HOSI or before the parade starts on Saturday from 4pm (5€). Here is the link to the show:

queer voices: Pride Weekend (August 2020)

27.08.2020 The CSD will also be a big come-together of the European leather and fetish scene. More than 15 sash wearers, so elected Mr. and Mrs. of the European clubs in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland and others have announced and will also participate in the parade in their outfit. They stand up for tolerance and against homophobia – which is still eminently important. See you in Salzburg from September 4 to 6!

24.08.2020 It is now certain: Gigi LaPajette will open the Pride weekend on Friday 4.09. from 7 pm with a drag queen bingo in the HOSI bar. Registration is unfortunately necessary in these times, by mail under Also a mouth-nose protection is to be carried, but we get used to it slowly but surely. Gigi will give everything and play with her balls. There are various prizes to be won.

13.08.2020 With the rules in place in September for the Corona pandemic in Austria, yesterday we canceled the Pride Boat for this year. Even though the boat floats outdoors, it is still an indoor event. And we cannot and do not want to follow the hygiene rules that apply here. That leaves the CSD from September 4 to 6. Let’s get Loud is the motto. News about it can be found daily from 7 a.m. on the HOSI page on Facebook. And of course here. See you in three weeks in Salzburg!

06.08.2020 Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Mannheim – from all these cities and many more guests have now registered to participate in this year’s CSD in Salzburg. No wonder, the CSD season has largely fallen victim to Corona this year. And even if the big closing party at ARGEkultur has to be cancelled this year, the CSD parade will move from Salzburg’s main train station to Alter Markt on September 5. With stops at the Mirabellgarten and on the Staatsbrücke, where for example the Schwuplattler, the group of gay Schuhplattler from Munich will enrich the political demonstration. After the demonstration, people will meet in five Salzburg scene locations.

Many celebrities have announced themselves, radio and TV will report live. There will be a live link to the preparation team of the Worldpride 2023 at the Alter Markt. The parade is embedded in a whole weekend from Friday to Sunday, in which the Salzburg scene will show the rainbow flag – with the support of the city of Salzburg. Detailed info will follow here in the CSD Salzburg Update in the next few days and at HOSI Salzburg on Facebook.

05.08.2020 The CSD Salzburg Update replaces the Corona Update, even if the pandemic is by no means over. But in four weeks Salzburg will shine under the rainbow, at one of the few Prideevents that can take place this year. From September 4 to 6, the Salzburg Pride will offer the opportunity to make up for missed Pride season. With warm-up in the Salzburg scene on Friday evening, parade on Saturday and afterparties as well as a Pride-Breakfast on Sunday in a wonderful location at the Salzach river. All info and updates about this year’s Salzburg Pride now here at

Published 5. August 2020Updated 15. November 2021
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