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State Opera House

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Address: Opernring 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300 performances each...

Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300 performances each year.

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Vienna State Opera House Mozart Concert in Historical Costumes
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Private Guided Tour of Musical Vienna
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Private Vienna Half-Day Small-Group Tour: City Landmarks and Highlights

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While not really an Opera fan we got tickets for a performance of Das Rheingold during our visit to Vienna. I would recommend it for anyone. Even on a budget, standing room... read more

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While not really an Opera fan we got tickets for a performance of Das Rheingold during our visit to Vienna. I would recommend it for anyone. Even on a budget, standing room tickets are dirt cheep right before a performance. The ambiance of the venue, the orchestra, the staging are all to be experienced. Our opera was in German, but... More 

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It was high on my agenda to visit the historical opera house and to listen to the famed music group, but as there was some delay on my return from Innsbruck due to unforeseen reasons, I missed it.However, I went round the magnificent building enjoying the glamour, colors and vibrancy of Ringstrasse boulevard. I was told that apart from regular... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have the chance visit during the day as well as in the evening. The building is very nice lighted when it gets dark. Its about a 15 minute walk away from the Cathedral.

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I went to the Wiener Staatsoper to enjoy a beautiful performance by Karita Mattila and to see this magnificent building. This is a must if you come to Vienna. The acoustic is perfect and the inner building is full with luxury and beauty.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Vienna State Opera with a friend who was speaking German language, as well as English, so when I paid 3 euro to the cashier at the Opera, I thought I paid only for the entrance, to see the hall before the show starts, and get out. In fact, they have this deal at the second balcony. You can... More 

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The visit to the Opera is worth just to take in the architecture and the history.This was the first major building on the Ringstasse and was completed in 1869.Well worth a visit even if you cannot see a performance.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

From outside it was great and I wished to see it from inside as well and attend a concert but the tickets queue was too long, so I recommend you go early to get a good seat.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While living in Vienna, we were lucky to attend many performances at this splendid opera house. But we'd never taken the tour, and so decided to give it a try while re-visiting the city recently. We were very impressed. Yes, it's crowded, especially the tours in English. Too late, we realized we could have joined a tour in Spanish with... More 

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Great tour to the entire facility. The opera is as beautiful as the movies show it. Would love to see a show

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We were unable to get opera tickets for the dates we were in Vienna at the price we wanted, so we opted for a tour of the opera house. It certainly did not disappoint. It was a large 50+ group for the English tour and the opera house was prepared with 2 separate guides and split the group in a... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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