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State Opera House
Opernring 2, 1040 Wien Route Planner
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Opening hours

guided tour in English (3/day) - closed Good Fri, 25-26 and 31 Dec, and during rehearsal

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Inaugurated in 1869, the Staatsoper (State Opera House) stands proudly with its fine Renaissance façade overlooking the Ring. It is a symbolic institution of the capital and indeed of Austria. Steeped in history and with a dozen operas and three ballets a shown every month, it is an absolute must for any music lover. Tickets are not easy to come by, but a visit, to see the main staircase and the Schwind Foyer in particular, won't leave you disappointed.

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