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Address: Universitaetsring 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Magnificent place

Very interesting building, with many elements and details. An architectural treasure. Interesting story about the Burgtheater is the assassination of Todor Panitza by the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 November 2016
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very interesting building, with many elements and details. An architectural treasure. Interesting story about the Burgtheater is the assassination of Todor Panitza by the Bulgarian women Mencha Karnicheva from Macedonia in 1925.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a shrine of the German Literature, it is a place, where one can feel the spirit of great German writers, but as well perfectly translated and adapted pieces of the biggest minds in Theater, every visit is a mind-shaking trip to past times..

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Burgtheatre was a magnificent structure on the opposite side of Rathaus. Due to time limitation, we could not enter to view the internal parts of the building but only snapshoot a few photos from outside. Nonetheless, upon our return from the land tour, we have another chance to view the building at night. It was really nice to see the... More 

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Expect the performances to be in Deutsch. Tours are modestly priced and can be arranged between September and June at 3:00 pm daily. In 1886 Gustav and Ernst Klimt as well as Franz Matsch, were commissioned to adorn the ceilings of the two grand staircases of the Vienna Burgtheater. This commission represented a major step in the artist’s career and... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

As a Viennese I visit the "burg" twice s year - it's always great - for German speaking tourist s strong advice - for English speaking tourists - subtitles are provided on a screen and the atmosphere is fascinating, but you will not have the same experience... Dress up nicely, reserve drinks for the break before the act starts and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We arrived for a performance of Antigona, a rare 18th Century Italian opera with tickets we had purchased from ViennaTicket office after seeing information on that agency's site. Alas, it was not the opera, but the Sophocles play in German. Without my asking and with no hesitation at all, the gentleman at the box office offered to refund the face... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I have not been in the building. Outside it looks impressive as the other buildings along the Ringstrasse

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I sow it just from outside. I didn't go inside,next time I will :-) Nice building, opposite Rathaus.

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New Jersey, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

There is a daily tour at 3:00. I went just to see the Klimt frescoes and enjoyed the tour more than I expected. The Klimt frescoes are on the ceiling of the two grand staircases. You can't see them very well, but you can see them. The theater is very ornate outside the auditorium. They took us backstage, and, since... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

I visited this place with a lot of expectations as i was told the 'Behind the scenes" show is a must do. It turned out to be a very disappointing tour. The theater in itself is glamorous and splendid, but the tour is just not worth it. The duration is for about 50 minutes and the cost is 7 euros... 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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