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Vienna: Evening Walking Tour and Traditional Dinner

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...ight. Marvel at St. Stephens's Cathedral, the Naschmarkt, and State Opera House. End with a traditional Viennese dinner.

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Vienna Historical City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit

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Private Vienna City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit and Lunch

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Savour Vienna's baroque elegance and amazing Budapest on a Grand sightseeing tour

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Opera House, Vienna

Probably the most-beloved symbol of Viennese arts, and one of the first buildings to be rebuilt in the postwar era.

Probably the most-beloved symbol of Viennese arts, and one of the first buildings to be rebuilt in the postwar era. It was built from 1861-1869 under the direction of architects Eduard van der Nüll and August von Siccardsburg for then-emperor Franz Josef I. The first performance was Don Giovanni, an opera by Austrian native Mozart, on 25 May 1869. The architecture of the opera was barely tolerated by the picky Viennese when it opened. Van der Nüll did not take these criticisms of his work lightly and committed suicide. A few weeks later, von Siccardsburg died of a heart attack. Doubly cursed, the opera building succumbed to bombs less than 100 years later, during WWII. After ten years of Allied control after the end of the war, many cultural institutions reopened to celebrate the birth of the new Austrian state. This time the opera opened with an adopted son of Vienna's work: Beethoven's Fidelio. The lush curtains and overall elegance contribute to the atmosphere (even the nosebleed seats, so steeply pitched and close to the ceiling a nosebleed becomes a distinct possibility). Inexpensive standing room tickets are made available for every performance and sold the day of the performance. The line forms about two hours prior to the performance. Guided tours in a number of languages are offered. The line at the front side door forms about 1/2 hour before the tour.


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About Opera House

 Opernring 2, Vienna, Austria

 +43 1 5131513

 www.wiener-staatsoper.at

Opera House and Nearby Sights on Map

The Music House

This is arelatively new and special museum

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Film Museum

A cinema for showing specially curated films and retrospective

Albertina

The Albertina is the largest Habsburg residential palace and a popular art gallery in Vienna, with over 50,000 drawings and one million prints dating from Late Gothic to contemporary

Schmetterlinghaus

A tropical greenhouse with an amazing collection of live butterflies, will delight both children and adults

The Old Synagogue

Underneath the Judenplatz (The Jewish Square), you will find this underground medieval synagogue excavation

Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Pavilion

A city tram stop, designed by Otto Wagner

Kapuzinerkirche

Notable mainly as the site of the Kaisergruft, a mausoleum housing the tombs of generations of Habsburg royalty

Augustinian Friars' Church

Yet another example of the gruesome divide-and-conquer burial strategy of the Habsburg dynasty

Jüdisches Museum

A museum documenting the history of Vienna's substantial Jewish community which included Zweig, Freud, Herzl, Mahler, and Schoenberg