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Die Burgkapelle (Home of the Vienna Boys' Choir)

Hofburg 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5339927
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Perfection: a sublime intersection of people, place, and time.

The Vienna Boys Choir has a history that is virtually second to none for the performing arts... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
midway42
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Minnesota
Misleading advertisement. In fact, it’s a trap! Don’t pay for this

This advertising was written to make us believe that we were buying tickets for a concert. In fact... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2017
azizka2017
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Quebec City, Canada
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Hofburg 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

The Vienna Boys Choir has a history that is virtually second to none for the performing arts. Tracing their beginnings back to the 15th (!) Century, the choir was established by Emperor Maximilian I with the intention of providing musical accompaniment for the church mass....More

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Reviewed December 10, 2017

This advertising was written to make us believe that we were buying tickets for a concert. In fact, it is a mass - a very long one, lasting 75 minutes. On this, the Boys choir sang 4 songs, representing less than 15 minutes. So ,...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Bought online our near front row Altar seats many months before our arrival in Vienna as we did not want to miss the mass. Each seat is numbered but it appeared confusing to certain people - but an attendant sorted things out. A Mass with...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

We went to Mass last weekend when we were in Vienna and thought it was a great way to hear the beautiful Vienna Boys Choir. We are practicing Catholics, which I think makes a difference, otherwise you might not understand much about the mass, and...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2017

it was closed when i went...u have to check the timings for the limited time they are open...there are loads of churches in that area...this one seeed to be a small one

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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

An excellent way to spend a Sunday morning in Vienna. The Burgkapelle is the home of the Choir and their core mission is to sing at Sunday mass. This they do as wonderfully as possible with a Haydn mass as the back drop. There was...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed being able to attend church on a Sunday though not being able to understand much. It was a well-coordinated service with beautiful voices in attendance. Vienna Boys alumni were the ushers. The choir boys were the younger ones of the choir, backed up...More

Thank Mae T
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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

As others have said, this is not a concert but a religious service, where the Boys' Choir participates. I decided at the last minute to go, and opted for free standing room tickets. I got there at eight and was the fourth person in line....More

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Reviewed December 18, 2016

The chapel is very interesting. It's a rather narrow church approximately 3 to 4 storeys high. The chapel is located in a small square just after the tunnel "In der Burg" (where the Sissi museum is located) as you walk south from Michaelerplatz on the...More

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Reviewed December 5, 2016

We got the better tickets but think anywhere in the place would be good. The service was a typical Catholic service but spoken in Germany. The music was especially uplifting and if you are not religious you will not appreciate it.

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We were at Sunday morning sung Mass in June. We got tickets from tourist information the day before and were a level up, with the choir above is again. The best chance to see them is when they come onto the altar after... More
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