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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
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Take the guided tour. So helpful it's a must see places. They close in summer for cleaning (July and August) but they keep the guided tours. They have tours every hour until 4 but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Take the guided tour. So helpful it's a must see places. They close in summer for cleaning (July and August) but they keep the guided tours. They have tours every hour until 4 but you have to be 15 min before the tour they close the door exactly at 4.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Mozart in VIenna. What more? We were impressed by the venue. Don Giovanni was really nice. Not the top performance, but still a very high level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you're in Vienna, you have to attend some sort of concert or opera (it's practically required!). We saw the opera production of Cardillac, (which we loved) here. The building itself is awe-inspiring--the architecture and art. The seats are comfortable, the sound is good, and now there are little panels on the backs of the seat, where you choose your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well Vienna is the city of music, isn't it? So if you're in Vienna, you might want to check out the opera, a beautiful building located on Ringstrasse. You can enter for a guided tour, or go see an opera (I didn't go because I lacked the time, but promised myself I would go back to Vienna to watch one!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you can manage to see a performance here, do! While the tour shows you this amazing place, and absolutely impresses, I would say that seeing a performance here in person changed the building for me dramatically. While viewing the performance as a guest you really understand and appreciate the flow, grace and scale of the place. I have never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I just missed the 1 pm tour, so had to wait outside until about 1:45 to buy a ticket for the next tours. The tours, costing 7.50 Euros, are great value. We covered the history of the Vienna State Opera; the building, its history and 3 architectural styles; visited the public foyers, with its paintings and busts of the composers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I still cannot believe I was in the Vienna Opera House! It is hard to imagine all the famous composers, especially Mozart, and performers who have walked the floors of the magnificent and majestic opera house. It is stunning. Our tour guide was super great and you can tell she loves it there. We learned so much and I even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went for a guided tour as part of my visit to Vienna as this is one of my main reason for to choose Vienna. Tour tickets are available 20 minutes before it starts while there are tours available every hour and in a variety of languages. We were taken in small groups of 15 to visit the stage, seating areas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We took the English tour which was great and relatively comprehensive. They have costumed cutouts you can take cheesy pictures in while on are waiting. They were setting up scaffolding for the premiere of Mission Impossible so thst was interesting to see as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If there's a name for perfection in architecture, is this building! Pure classicism in the whole building. Surrounded by statues, fountains, the structure is immenselly beautiful. Of course operas are always on the bill. It's an amazing place to visit. Just a curiosity: Adolf Hitler, on his youth, used to go to this opera house to listen to the Gustav... More 

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Address: Opernring 2, Vienna A-1010, Austria
Phone Number: 43-1-514-44-2955
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > 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.