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Burgtheater

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Address: Universitaetsring 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Great Building

We vised here as it was on the map of attractions and it's a lovely building. The interesting thing about it is that Beethoven chose to stay in the apartment nearby. His stage is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clarissa M
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We vised here as it was on the map of attractions and it's a lovely building. The interesting thing about it is that Beethoven chose to stay in the apartment nearby. His stage is right here inside the Burgtheater, one of the oldest theatre in all of Europe, and very much storied from many performances from the masters of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was an attraction we visited to get out of the cold and rain one day. The tour only runs at only three pm every day, but the language e.g. English or German is day specific. so the day we visited all the tour guide could speak was German, so a lot of what was said I did not understand.... More 

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Titchfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here and spent our time imagining what the burg was like in its golden age. The stage is magnificent and the exterior just as impressive. A must see.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Perhaps, this is the reason why Beethoven chose to stay in the apartment nearby. His stage is right here inside the Burgtheater, one of the oldest theatre in all of Europe, and very much storied from many performances from the masters of the era. The Burgtheater was the most important German language theatre in the world and held its prestige... More 

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Thank JuiTeoh
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very interesting building, with many elements and details. An architectural treasure. Interesting story about the Burgtheater is the assassination of Todor Panitza by the Bulgarian women Mencha Karnicheva from Macedonia in 1925.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a shrine of the German Literature, it is a place, where one can feel the spirit of great German writers, but as well perfectly translated and adapted pieces of the biggest minds in Theater, every visit is a mind-shaking trip to past times..

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Burgtheatre was a magnificent structure on the opposite side of Rathaus. Due to time limitation, we could not enter to view the internal parts of the building but only snapshoot a few photos from outside. Nonetheless, upon our return from the land tour, we have another chance to view the building at night. It was really nice to see the... More 

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 August 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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Reviewed 23 June 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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Reviewed 19 June 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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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 centre. 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.
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