Vienna State Opera House (Austria)
One of the most prestigious venues for classical concerts in Europe!
Rated 3.5/5 (based on 10 reviews )
Best time to visit
Apr - May, Sep - Oct
The capital of Austria
- City Tour
- Historical Sites
Vienna State Opera House Tour
The Vienna State Opera House happens to be an Opera house that is situated in Austria. The members of the Vienna Philharmonic regularly perform at this prestigious venue in Vienna. Throughout the summer months, there are round-the-clock classical music performances echo through this beautiful building. A Vienna Opera House tour is one of the most rewarding things to do while sightseeing in the Austrian capital.
History of Vienna State Opera House
Originally it was termed as Vienna Court Opera. The work began in this building in 1861 and it went on to finish in 1869. The building was not considered to be very popular for the public and it was termed more of a private residence which was destroyed in World War 2. Towards the end of the war, fire engulfed this opera by American forces and a significant portion of this opera house was damaged.
A decision was made to rebuild the opera house as it had been in its original state. The main experts who were involved in this work were Ernst Kolb. Due to the appalling conditions which went on to exist at the Theatre An Der Wien, the opera house thought on the lines of raising significant amount of money, so that the reconstruction work of the Opera house began speeding up. A lot of private donations began pouring in along with donations of building material of the Soviets who had a strong liking for the reconstruction of the Opera. The mayor had gone on to place donation boxes in the whole of Vienna so that people could contribute.
Events in Vienna State Opera House
The opera house is open to kids and a lot of plays have taken place here. For boys and girls there is a school between the ages of 8 to 14 years. This takes place in the afternoon after regular school hours. An introductory session on how to become opera singers is illustrated in details. Online tickets for concerts in Vienna State Opera House can be availed in advance to treat your ears with soulful classical music by Mozart or Strauss.
Around 80 minutes before the start of each performance, standing room tickets are sold cheaply which are suitable for all age groups. In 2009, the 140th anniversary of the Vienna opera house was marked. To celebrate this milestone a new idea to draw in new crowd emerged. A gigantic 50 square screen was placed to the side of the opera house, that went on to face Karntnerstrasse. This new mode of entertainment brought forth excitement to many tourists along with locals who soaked in this cultural event.
There is no mandatory Vienna State Opera dress code to attend a musical performance. However, wear a black tie along with smart casuals to blend in with the rest of the Opera fans. Wear proper elegant attire during Christmas or New Year holidays to not stick out as a tourist.
Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.
Places To Visit In Vienna
Let the experts guide you to the best of this mesmerizing destinationView All
Spanish Riding School in Vienna
The Spanish riding school as the name connotes, is an age old school for Lipizzaner horses. They go on to showcase their skills in the winter driving school. It is not only an official hub for classical form of dressage, but it is a tourist attraction of Vienna that encourages public performance in combination with public v...
St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna
St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna is also known by the name of Stephansdom, and is one of the most religious buildings in Austria. Built in Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles, it has been witness to many important events in the history of Austria and is one of the popular symbols of Vienna.
History of St Steph...
- Historical Sites
Belvedere Palace in Vienna
The Belvedere Palace incidentally is one of the historical building complexes situated in Vienna, Austria. It is divided into a couple of Baroque palaces which is split into upper and lower Belvedere. The palace complex was a summer residence of the prince Eugene. This palace emerged during the era of hectic construction in...
- Historical Sites
National Theatre in Vienna
The National Theater also goes by the name of The Burgtheater. It is located outside of the city hall at the famous Ring Boulevard. A tinge of history is attached to the formation of this place. Empress Maria went on to hand over this unusual dance parlour to a theatre owned company referred to as Sellier. In the year 1888,...
Vienna City Hall
As remarked, the height of the tower is a whopping 97.9 m, and no way denying the fact that it is a symbol of Vienna. Vienna city hall is the official residence of the mayor and is the destination where the municipal and local government meet. It is estimated that this building was built between the years 1872 to 1883 and i...
- Historical Sites
Things To Do In Vienna
Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiencesView All
Modern Art in Vienna
The city of Vienna is mostly known for its Operas, Nouveau structures, Art and its majestic past. The culture adoring people will obviously want to take a sip of Vienna's new cultural and artistic juncture in Schleifmuhlgasse, situated in the growing 4th district. We surveyed this rich neighborhood- and surrounding areas- t...
Visit Musical Park in Vienna
The Musical Parks and Gardens are mostly positioned at the heart of Vienna and it provides the people with a break from city life. It provides tourists with a wide variety of flowers, especially roses along with the historical melodies and monuments of famous musicians and composers. Some of them are:
Visit to the Oldest Zoo in Vienna
The oldest zoo in Vienna is named Tiergarten Schoenbrunn which actually means "Vienna Zoo". It is situated in Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria. Established as an imperial safari of wild animals in 1752, the zoo gained its fame in due course of time. It is the oldest zoo in the western world and also has an aviary and f...
Street Art Trail in Vienna
It is an undeniable fact that Vienna is rich in modern and contemporary art. Apart from this form, this city even displays some of the graffiti and beautiful street art to the visitors. Strolling through the paths of Vienna is like strolling through history. This Street Art passage in Vienna, created by various eminent pain...
Explore Flea Market in Vienna
With a visit to the flea markets and Christmas markets, shopping in Vienna allows tourists to unearth some of the finest rarities and antiques but also most of the visitors surely buy some antiques from the market to take them back home. Vienna’s Flea Market in Naschmarkt has already become an institution. Kärntner Strasse,...
Our experts would love to create a package just for you!
Fill in your requirements here >
Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace
Easy, Secure & Reliable
Want best packages handpicked just for you?
Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts
FAQ's of Vienna
Read on to find out why our customers love us!
For premiers and gala performances, festive evening attire is advisable.
Guided opera tour tickets for adults are EUR 9 and for children is EUR 4.
The opera house opens one hour before curtain time.
How It Works
Personalise This Package
Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.
Get Multiple Quotes
Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.
Book The Best Deal
Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.
Holiday Triangle Travel Private Limited
Address: Plot No - 29 , 3rd & 4th Floor,
Dynamic House, Maruti Industrial Complex, Sector 18,
Landline: 1800 123 5555
Connect with us on :
All rights reserved © 2019