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Vienna Sights

Burgtheater (National Theater)

  • Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring 2 Map It
  • 1st District
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Updated 08/26/2014

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One of the most important theaters in the German-speaking world, the Burgtheater was built between 1874 and 1888 in the Italian Renaissance style, replacing the old court theater at Michaelerplatz. Emperor Franz Josef's mistress, Katherina Schratt, was once a star performer here, and famous Austrian and German actors still stride across this stage. The opulent interior, with its 60-foot relief Worshippers of Bacchus by Rudolf Wyer and lobby ceiling frescoes by Ernst and Gustav Klimt, makes it well worth a visit.

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Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring 2, Vienna, A-1010, Austria

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  • €5.50
  • Guided tours daily at 3; also Sept.–June, Fri.–Sun. at 2

Updated 08/26/2014


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