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State Opera House

Opernring 2, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
43-1-514-44-2955
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Ranked #5 of 295 attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Operas, Symphonies
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: There are two ways to see the world famous opera house. One way is to participate in the tours organised by professional guides inside the Opera and... more »
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Thank you Austria, Vienna and Opera for providing the opportunities to so defferent people - those buying ticket for mor that EUR 100-200 and for those who wants to spend only EUR 1-2. So the tip is: if you take a queu in about 3 hours before the performance you may buy standing tickets for EUR 1 (balcony) or EUR... More

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Southlake, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Definitely a "must see" in Vienna! Take the time to attend the guided tour. The history and the view behind the scenes is worth it.

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Book ahead. We used Culturall.com which allows you to request tickets from season-holders at a slightly higher price (because we didn't plan far-enough ahead to buy our seats from the Staatoper). We had a fabulous box seat, and the best part: digital translator screens for the front row!!! It was amazing to watch such a fabulously performed version of Lohengrin... More

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Yeppoon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

What a building. Only sorry the opera we wanted to see clashed with another booking we had. Next time.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

And for the unlucky ones to get a ticket there is the consolation lot - a guided visit of the opera house, worth doing it to see at least the building from the inside.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If you can handle standing in a queue for an hour, you can get tickets to the opera for €3 really easily. All you need to do is go around to the back of the building 80-90 mins before the start of the performance and look for the 'standing' entrance. Go inside and join the line, which snakes a bit,... More

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is a place you shouldn't miss in Vienna. Beautiful building with scent of history. Take the tour and if you can get tickets during your stay , it'll be quite an experience to attend a concert there.

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Los Osos
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Take a tour if possible. This is definitely a do-not-miss attraction in Vienna. The opulence of the opera house will overwhelm you!

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you want to see the inside of the Opera House and have the stamina, tickets are available on the day for standing room for all performances (you'll see the queue at the side of the Opera House on Operngasse). 500+ tickets are put on sale 80 mins before each performance for 3 or 4 euro each - a bargain... More

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Lodz, Poland
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270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Planning to go to Vienna, it`s quite easy to buy the tickets for the evening spectacle by internet, on the website of Opera. But you have to do it rather long time in advance. The performance, in our case, the ballets of 20Th Century, was very good and memorable. And it was opportunity to watch the fantastic interior, with monumental... More

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