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State Opera House

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

The hall inside was breath-taking. The guided tour was nice as we could see some places not open for the audiences for the shows in the evenings. The guides were very... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The opera could use some renovation. The restrooms looked like from 80ies. Chairs were very small and uncomfortable. Music was amazing, singers were wonderful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hall inside was breath-taking. The guided tour was nice as we could see some places not open for the audiences for the shows in the evenings. The guides were very knowledgeable. Recommended for people interested in history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great please to visit. Stepping into history. One of the most important opera houses in the world for good reason. The subtitle devise attached to the chair in front of you is priceless with multiple language. We went twice once we sat in the main seating area 8th row and the other in a box in ring 1 box 8... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautiful building offers tours which are very informative and take you backstage and to all the interesting rooms. We unfortunately did not get to see a performance, which is something we greatly regret.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dress classy and respectful. Or if you stand on line for standing room tickets, just very respectful. This is the time to act dignified, be quiet and then take in a grand show. It is worth the effort to get in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing historical building with knowledgeable guide. There are really too many people in each group. It is difficult to hear and see the details before the group is moved on. I enjoyed the stories regarding the building and architecture even though they were quite tragic.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent 4 days touring Vienna and honestly this was my only real letdown. Since I'm not a big opera fan I chose not to attend a performance, but from all I read a tour of the building was a don't miss. I found the building itself nothing special and the auditorium and it's more modern , rather than classical... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner booked tickets for La Traviata as part of a weekend in Vienna as a birthday treat. The building is lavishly decorated and just stunning inside (guided tours are available and popular). Our seats were in the second row of a second floor box which gave a great view of the stage. The opera was excellent. We had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Standing Room tickets costing 3 euros each gave my wife and I an opportunity to admire the interior of the Opera House, and to attend an evening performance of a ballet. Doors open well before the start, and allow ticket holders to claim a place on a railing on one of three tiers of standing room. This is done by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Never been to an opera? Me neither! So buy the best tickets you can afford, wear your smartest clothes, embrace the experience! I took my mum to see La Traviata. We were in the 3rd box back on the first level looking directly over the orchestra and stage. I wore a tuxedo and my mum wore a long black gown,... 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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