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State Opera House

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Address: Opernring 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 43-1-514-44-2955
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300 performances each...

Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300 performances each year.

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4-hour Vienna City Tour with Private Guide
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Private Guided Tour of Musical Vienna

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Take the 45minute guided tour

Impressive exterior of this historic State Opera house but the story really comes alive with the guided tours (separate tours in multiple languages) which take p,Ce on the hour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bruce M
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Impressive exterior of this historic State Opera house but the story really comes alive with the guided tours (separate tours in multiple languages) which take p,Ce on the hour every hour with the last being at 4pm. The tours touch on the history of its construction, rebuilding following significant damage during WW2 and also includes visiting the sets behind the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The State Opera House in Vienna will seem familiar to you if you saw Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. They filmed the best scenes there. It is a grand building that was lovingly rebuilt and modernized backstage after the war and it stands as a national treasure in the very center of Vienna. There are regular tours that are well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First ever visit.... Well organised.. Staff super friendly easy enough to get drinks at bar etc we arrived at 7.40 for 8.25 motzart concert. Concert was amazing !!! Don't think there is a bad seat in the house we were on row 7 and were really close to the front!! All the best of Motzart ( in my novice opinion)... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, I can't remember the tour guides' name. She had dark hair though, in a ponytail, if that remotely helps. The guided tour is the only way of looking around the opera house. You can't just freely walk in. Our tour was divided into 2 groups, because of the size. I learned quite a bit about the building and history... More 

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Postmasburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There was no concerts during the summer while we visit Vienna, but the guided tour of the State Opera House was worth every penny! Our guide was professional and very good!! Beautiful staircases and entrance, would love to visit again and attend an Opera! Tours is on the hour from 10:00 until the last one 16:00 so try to be... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When they rebuilt the Opera House after the war, it seems they chose to skimp on design and decoration. It shows. Very sad. Although the Opera house in Budapest is slightly smaller, it is definitely more beautiful. The tour here was about an hour and was fascinating. Very informative and interesting.

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Annandale, Va
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were quit happy to have gotten tickets to the Mozart concert at the state opera house. The cost was about $55 a seat which was reasonable. Then we were taken to 2 separate boxes and shown the back 3 seats in each box from which there was no visibility whatsoever. Had we been given any warning or clue we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The soprano was really excellent same as the first violin. Concert was beautifully lead by the director that involved audience in an amusing way. Recommended when visiting Wien.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building State Opera House located at old town area besides the Ring street, is very beautiful building, inside the building for classic orchestra concert.

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Handsome building, from the outside and the inside. As you buy your tickets to an opera, you get an experience like the old days; I believe I don't have to mention how amazing it is to watch an opera taking place inside this gorgeous building.

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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.