Don't waste your time waiting in line! On this city tour, get a delightful taste of Vienna's cultural landmarks, taking in the Opera, Belvedere…
Learn more about the history of Vienna on this 2-hour walking tour. Listen to humorous, fictional, and true stories about the city as you walk along…
Discover the imperial sites of Vienna with a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Jump off at any of the stops along the…
Explore Vienna at your own pace on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get on and off whenever you want at any of 37 stops all over the city, or remain…
Explore the imperial city of Vienna on a Segway, a unique and modern form of transportation. Glide by the major attractions, from the State Opera…
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Built in 1863, the "Wiener Staatsoper" was considered an architectural disaster in its time, yet it's since become one of Vienna's most celebrated landmarks. Oh, and the concerts aren't bad either! Here are some of the stars who've helped build its name.
Bridging opera and popular music, Pavarotti was perhaps the most wildly successful tenor of all time. On the news of his death, the opera house raised a black flag in mourning.
Stravinsky was a talented conductor as well as one of the most influential composers of his era. The Vienna State Opera saw the first staged performance of his Oedipus Rex in 1928.
The Berlin-born mezzo-soprano was one of the most distinguished singers of the 20th century. In 1994 Vienna hosted her last ever operatic performance when she starred in Elektra.
Domingo's debut here came in 1967 and he's still going strong. He even recorded four Christmas in Vienna albums with pop singers such as Diana Ross and Tony Bennett!
The Liverpudlian is currently the principle conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. He still finds time to lead performances in Vienna, however, so keep an eye on the schedule!
When a concert you're interested in seeing is on, obviously! But if you just fancy a tour then your best bet is to go on Sundays, when you'll stand a better chance of being able to access the stage area.
The Vienna State Opera is just a short walk from the Karlsplatz U-Bahn station (U1, U2 and U4 lines). You can also get there by tram (1, 2, D, J, 62, and 65 lines) or take the 59A bus.
- When to visitHours vary by performance.
- What is the price?Free to look at from the outside. Performance tickets vary.
- Will I need a guide?You can find some great tours around Vienna and also get tickets to the operahouse!
- How to get thereTake the U-Bahn (U1, U2 or U4) to the Karlsplatz station, the 1, 2, D, J, 62 or 65 tram, or the 59A bus.
- Additional tipsCheck performances online in advance to help plan your visit! | Customizable vouchers are available online for gifts.
What People Are Saying About Vienna State Opera
For the price, it was nice tour. Skipping the line is good idea, but once you enter, there will be more lines you can not skip. Although I opted for the tour in english, the guide was speaking french (besides english), and it was very confusing for the most of the time.
The coach tour commentary in both English and Spanish was most confusing and left the ears feeling battered. His trying to describe places in two languages as the coach rushed by and fought with other traffic was most unsatisfactory. We felt that we had learned virtually nothing about Vienna. I think a single language walking tour would probably have been better. The Palace was impressive but the tour was a little rushed, again not helped by the dual language commentary.
This is a wonderful way to see Vienna. Our excellent tour guide, Dace, lead a small group 6 of us through Vienna downtown. She knows city inside out and provided it to us - for example showing us the old city walls and hidden courtyards. What makes this tour great is the intimacy of the small group, the details provided by the guide, conversation about the history and culture. Highly recomended!
There is so much to see in Vienna. This was a great tour to start with as it gives the locations of all of the important buildings with some history. The Palace was wonderful and the tour guide did a great job.
Wish to reccommend this activity to tourist, especialli first time arrive in vienna