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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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Great tour at reasonable price.

Went here on our last day before flying home. The tours are divided into whatever your nationality and you are allocated a guide to give you the information on the opera house... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Though beautiful on the outside, like so much of Viennese architecture, this place is really run-down and overdone. Tickets must be purchased weeks or months in advance, though they usually have a huge screen for outdoor viewing. You can also get there a few few hours before a performance and try to buy a very inexpensive Standing Room Only ticket.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I only wanted the guided tour and found you cannot book (perhaps tour groups can, as a lot seemed to be following a different queue). You can only start to get tickets 20 minutes before and although there is an indication of where to queue (rope barrier) it is unsupervised and one hell of a ruck ensues. People were joining... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Went here on our last day before flying home. The tours are divided into whatever your nationality and you are allocated a guide to give you the information on the opera house. We had Stefan who was very pleasant and helpful. It is quite reasonably priced to go on the tour, which takes about 40-45 minutes and you can take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

english tour was at 2 pm and cost is 7.5 euro per person. it take 40 minutes. fascinated one. worth to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I was really lucky, one hole week dedicated to my spiritual joy...!!! Every time i book a concert or opera my heard jumps from joy. I Love, I Adore, Vienna State Opera and their performances. Elegance, quality, musical accuracy, ethereal voices, excellent musicians and the best Maesrtos. One of the Most Important Opera Houses of the World. And maybe the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Was lucky enough to be staying at a hotel opposite the Opera House and even luckier they had a large outdoor screen setup which I could see from my hotel bedroom window, so I could sit back in the comfort of my hotel room and open the window and listen! Curiosity took me inside of this stunning building one night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

After walking towards the opera house with the intention of only checking it out briefly, it began to pour rain and I'm glad it did. We wandered around inside and noticed standing room tickets for the show starting right then were only 3 euro each. So for 3 euro I was able to see a Wagner opera performed in one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We spotted in the Whats on guide they were showing that's night opera free on a large screen outdoors. Which was good as we took the kids for first 30 minutes. Downside was same rude ticket touts coming up to us several times trying to get us to by tickets to go inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It is best to arrive half an hour early to pre book your tickets for the tour of the opera house.. I don`t think it is possible to pre book via the internet as I tried this before hand. It is well worth visiting this beautiful building.The tour is available in English and takes an hour.We were given the history... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I went to Wien with my father to watch a opera of Strauss (one of my favorites compositors) in april, 2015. I am a big fan of operas and I use to watch when I travel to cosmopolitan cities, like Berlin, Paris, London, etc. Anyway, my experience in the "city of opera" was awful, I made a mistake with my... More 

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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.