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Vienna State Opera is located on the Ringstrasse in the first district in the heart of the city of Vienna. It is in fact the first building on the Ringstrasse where most foreign tourists begin their walking tour in the heart of Vienna. The State Opera House was constructed in 1869. It was designed by August von Siccardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll in Renaissance style of architecture. However both these men did not live to see the official opening of the State Opera in 1869.

The Opera House was completely destroyed in the second World War in 1945 from a bomb attack and was reconstructed in 1955. It is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. Vienna State Opera is famous for its Vienna Philharmonic whose members are recruited from the Opera House. Vienna State Opera has its own Christmas and New Year's concerts. However the famous annual New Year's concerts that broadcast live to many parts of the world are held at Musikverein located at Dumbastrasse not far from Vienna State Opera House.

It is a great experience to watch some operas at State Opera when you visit the city of Vienna on your vacation. Prices of tickets are a little bit expensive but it is certainly worth your vacation. Please visit the below website for the monthly schedule and programme if you intend to watch entertainment at Vienna State Opera.

Dress Code: No proper dress code is required for entering the State Opera.

Address: Openring 2, Vienna
Directions: Take Underground train line U1, U2 or U4 and alight at Karlsplatz subway station and follow the sign to oera house.
othercontact: Fax: +43151444/2624
Phone: +43151444/2250
Theme: Theater

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 17, 2010
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