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State Opera House

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Address: Opernring 2, Vienna A-1010, Austria
Phone Number: 43-1-514-44-2955
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300 performances...
Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300 performances each year.
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A great experience regardless of your musical taste

We attended a pre-Eurovison event "Pop meets Opera". The building is fantastic on the inside. We had seats in the top floor circle. Great acoustics and a view that showed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Since my trip objective did not include watching the opera, I felt sorry for having missed the opportunity. But just watching the view from outside is already a wonder! If you are on budget and want to enjoy the view of the City Center, you can stay at Opera Suites. Quite a good place to stay in Vienna for travelers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We attended a pre-Eurovison event "Pop meets Opera". The building is fantastic on the inside. We had seats in the top floor circle. Great acoustics and a view that showed the Opera house in its best light. You can do tours of the building too, but suggest going to a concert here as you get the full package and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It doesnt look that great from outside. However, once you get in, you will find a gorgeous building with really charming atmosphere. I went to see La Sylphide ballet and it was amasing. If you would like to go to a concert, try to check first on the tourist information center at the downtown as they have tickets with really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We spent a 10 day holiday in Vienna and one of our cultural highlights was the Eugen Onegin performance at the Staatsoper. To me this is the opera house in the world. So the expectations were very high. We got our tickets through culturall.com well in advance thus avoiding paying extraorbitant prices that the ticket agencies are offering on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Wiener Staatsoper, as it is officially called, offers guided tours, which are certainly worthwhile. The tour only costs €7,50 per person, is available in multiple languages, and takes around 30-40 minutes. You among others see both the historic and the newer part of the building, sit in the main theatre for a moment, look behind the scenes where people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I attended the opera of Don Pasquale last week and we loved it! The State Opera House is beautiful and the pictures online don't do it justice. There are plenty of entertainment options while in Vienna, but taking in our first opera was memorable - especially in such a historic building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I made a last minute decision to go yo Vienna and wanted to see a performance, but the tickets were all sold out. Checked out a few reviews and learnt about the standing room only option. So I went and bought a €4 ticket around 45 minutes before the show and went to secure a good spot after. The view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Not a fan of opera myself but felt compelled to attend an opera here merely for the experience and it lives up the reputation - there are options to stand in line and get cheap tickets or merely buy a box seat on line - quite pricey but worth it if you know which seats to chose and which to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very popular attraction. Tours leave each hour in the afternoon, many languages spoken but English language tours are every hour and are split into groups of 18/20. Very good guide takes you smoothly through the building pointing out things of interest and takes you back stage and into the stage area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

One of the most famous opera Houses in the world. Tipp: Be extremelly carefull when you get your tickets from well dressed unkown men on the street!!!! I got mine from one of them, having first another two of them rejected...

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Staying in Inner City

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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 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.