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The Theater with Klimt Staircases!

The Hofburg or Court Theater was established in 1741 by Empress Maria Theresia. This prestigious theater company moved to the spectacular Burg-theater on Ringstrase after it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Hofburg or Court Theater was established in 1741 by Empress Maria Theresia. This prestigious theater company moved to the spectacular Burg-theater on Ringstrase after it's completion in 1888. It is a viennese cultural institution. The choice of directors and plays is closely analyzed by the patrons and arouses heated cultural and political debates among them. The Burg-theater has one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There are a number of beautifully designed classical buildings in Vienna; this is one of the nicest/ DUring my trip there are went here just to look at the building since the theater was"dark". The place is like a palace which it was as the Hapsburgs made it a personal treat for themselves. Important Plays and theatrical events take place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We took the 3pm tour on a Saturday. We were there about 10 minutes before 3'o clock but couldn't find the entrance door. There was no clear sign and like us there were other people searching for the entrance door. Luckily we managed to find the entrance door and bought the tickets for the English tour. The guide was good... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We were expecting an English tour, were warned no stage tour. No English, we bailed after 30 min and credit to them they did give us our money back. English is only at weekends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Burgtheater is one of the most famous and most traditional German-language theaters, and many of the productions are inspiring, fun, and impressive. That said, Austria's slightly sloppy culture when it comes to administration, book-keeping, appointing the right political friends to the wrong positions has not stopped at the doors of this institution, and you will more likely find the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I went on the guided tour and it was excellent. There were more Klimt paintings on the ceilings and above the door than were mentioned, but you'll recognize them easily. Ticket sales are supposed to be 15 minutes before the tour starts. Today, they didn't start until after the tour should have started. I almost left to go elsewhere. I'm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Nice place for concerts Architecture is gorgeous Sound is good Vice versa is the town hall, a must see in Vienna

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Burgtheatre is one of the most important German language theatres in the world and a premiere venue for theatre performances in the city of Vienna. It is also one of many impressive and historic buildings that line the famous Ringstraße, which encircles much of the historic city centre. Burgtheatre's history reaches back to 1741, when then empress Maria Theresa had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I can only speak from my experience. my wife and I got there a little before 3 p.m. Door locked, four or 5 people outside. very unpromising. then exactly at 3 the doors opened. suddenly about 20 people began to straggle in and line up to pay 5.50 euros. then they separated us into two groups, one German ,one English... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We wanted to see this magnificent building so we tried to join the guided tour on December 24th. We were waiting in front of the main entrance, but noone opened the door. After some minutes of waiting we realised that there will be no tour that day. I have checked once again on their web page, but there was no... 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 center. 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.