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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 #4 of 397 attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It was a Mozart and Strauss concert and it was amazing. Formal attire was not mandatory which was nice and all the musicians were dressed in authentic costumes which really added the the an already astounding display of musical perfection.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had an unexpected treat when we were given tickets to a ballet at the Opera House. We had seats about 15 rows from the stage and could see everything perfectly. The building is incredibly beautiful and elegant. It felt quite magical walking up the staircase at intermission to the level where you can get drinks/snacks. We did not take... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We loved the Opera House! Simply gorgeous. We saw The Sleeping Beauty ballet. We were on a budget though and got cheap tickets up in the boxes on the side in the second row. We couldn't see the stage from our seats so we had to stand the whole time behind the people in the first row, who also were... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Tours are in english. Good value for money. Allowed on stage when off season. Lots of detail and the guide was able to answer all question.

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Glenwood, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Tour guides come in a few languages, ours was concise and helpful and helped navigate through numerous other tours going on so our was optimized. Fabulous architecture and interesting behind the scenes looks at production facilities

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The building is superb. Avoid being seduced by the ticket touts who loiter around the entrance. If you fancy watching some opera but aren't a buff, get a seat outside in the evenings and watch live streaming for free. All are subtitled in German, though if you don't know Italian or German you can still get the jist of it... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Guided tours available on the hour from 11A to 3P. Lines of interested visitors arrive 30 minutes beforehand for the opening of the door to the ticket office about 20 minutes before each tour, so get there early but be forewarned there is no shade from the elements.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Several tours set off at the same time; the tours in French, German, Japanese and German were quite small but the English speaking tour was a very big group; the people at the back couldn't hear the guide and this was worsened by her starting her commentary at each point before the group had assembled, and by the proximity of... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The crush of bodies trying to get into the tour of the Opera House is overwhelming. You are much, much better off going to the real thing and and if you must gawk at the beauty, walk around before the Opera and during intermission.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The brilliant architecture serves the Vienna State Opera well....it is situated in a cultural, cafe and shopping hub. And as such, there are so many things to do while there.....what else can you say but the opera house adds to the amazing architecture of Vienna. A feast for the eyes!

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