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Burgtheater

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Address: Universitaetsring 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: +43-1-51444/4140
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Vienna Historical City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit
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Magnificent, Historic Venue

Expect the performances to be in Deutsch. Tours are modestly priced and can be arranged between September and June at 3:00 pm daily. In 1886 Gustav and Ernst Klimt as well as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2016
Dreyfus01
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Expect the performances to be in Deutsch. Tours are modestly priced and can be arranged between September and June at 3:00 pm daily. In 1886 Gustav and Ernst Klimt as well as Franz Matsch, were commissioned to adorn the ceilings of the two grand staircases of the Vienna Burgtheater. This commission represented a major step in the artist’s career and... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

As a Viennese I visit the "burg" twice s year - it's always great - for German speaking tourist s strong advice - for English speaking tourists - subtitles are provided on a screen and the atmosphere is fascinating, but you will not have the same experience... Dress up nicely, reserve drinks for the break before the act starts and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We arrived for a performance of Antigona, a rare 18th Century Italian opera with tickets we had purchased from ViennaTicket office after seeing information on that agency's site. Alas, it was not the opera, but the Sophocles play in German. Without my asking and with no hesitation at all, the gentleman at the box office offered to refund the face... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I have not been in the building. Outside it looks impressive as the other buildings along the Ringstrasse

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I sow it just from outside. I didn't go inside,next time I will :-) Nice building, opposite Rathaus.

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New Jersey, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

There is a daily tour at 3:00. I went just to see the Klimt frescoes and enjoyed the tour more than I expected. The Klimt frescoes are on the ceiling of the two grand staircases. You can't see them very well, but you can see them. The theater is very ornate outside the auditorium. They took us backstage, and, since... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I visited this place with a lot of expectations as i was told the 'Behind the scenes" show is a must do. It turned out to be a very disappointing tour. The theater in itself is glamorous and splendid, but the tour is just not worth it. The duration is for about 50 minutes and the cost is 7 euros... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

I originally visited here to get standing tickets for the state opera - but they were sold out :( however it wasn't a wasted journey as it is a gorgeous building to walk around - with the staircase designed by Klimt that I sadly didn't get an pictures of. I'll have to go back!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I just saw the exterior of this nice theater on my ramble along the Ringstrasse. It was a pity because the area was cordoned off.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We didn't get to go inside this gorgeous building, but it's definitely worth taking a few pictures here. It was built in 1741 by the Habsburgs and has become known as "die Burg" by the Viennese. It's one of the most important German language theaters in the world.

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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.