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Die Burgkapelle (Home of the Vienna Boys' Choir)

Hofburg 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5339927
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Bought online our near front row Altar seats many months before our arrival in Vienna as we did not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Beautiful Mass and Beautiful Music

We went to Mass last weekend when we were in Vienna and thought it was a great way to hear the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Susan E
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Hofburg 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
Inner City
+43 1 5339927
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought online our near front row Altar seats many months before our arrival in Vienna as we did not want to miss the mass. Each seat is numbered but it appeared confusing to certain people - but an attendant sorted things out. A Mass with...More

Thank Andrzej116
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We went to Mass last weekend when we were in Vienna and thought it was a great way to hear the beautiful Vienna Boys Choir. We are practicing Catholics, which I think makes a difference, otherwise you might not understand much about the mass, and...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 6 June 2017

it was closed when i went...u have to check the timings for the limited time they are open...there are loads of churches in that area...this one seeed to be a small one

Thank Ipsita M
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

An excellent way to spend a Sunday morning in Vienna. The Burgkapelle is the home of the Choir and their core mission is to sing at Sunday mass. This they do as wonderfully as possible with a Haydn mass as the back drop. There was...More

Thank Al C
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed being able to attend church on a Sunday though not being able to understand much. It was a well-coordinated service with beautiful voices in attendance. Vienna Boys alumni were the ushers. The choir boys were the younger ones of the choir, backed up...More

Thank Mae T
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

As others have said, this is not a concert but a religious service, where the Boys' Choir participates. I decided at the last minute to go, and opted for free standing room tickets. I got there at eight and was the fourth person in line....More

Thank emilysmom2003
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The chapel is very interesting. It's a rather narrow church approximately 3 to 4 storeys high. The chapel is located in a small square just after the tunnel "In der Burg" (where the Sissi museum is located) as you walk south from Michaelerplatz on the...More

Thank vanmanner
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We got the better tickets but think anywhere in the place would be good. The service was a typical Catholic service but spoken in Germany. The music was especially uplifting and if you are not religious you will not appreciate it.

Thank LindaandDave1975
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Not very good for the average non-Catholic. You're just pre-paying and getting a reservation for a mass with a bit of singing at the top/bottom of the program. Plus it's in a different language - which will be boring to kids/some adults. I also mistakenly...More

1  Thank Mongoose30
Reviewed 23 October 2016

You do not have to be Catholic to appreciate this. The setting is amazing. The sound overwhelming. Yes, it is a Catholic mass but there are no expectations that you participate. However, if you are Catholic it is very moving to a part of this...More

Thank John W
Inner City
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
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2 September 2015|
Response from Liz R | Reviewed this property |
We were at Sunday morning sung Mass in June. We got tickets from tourist information the day before and were a level up, with the choir above is again. The best chance to see them is when they come onto the altar after... More