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“A nice building, nothing more.”
Review of Burgtheater

Burgtheater
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Private Day Trip to Vienna from Bratislava
Ranked #103 of 586 things to do in Vienna
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

This is a really nice building near Rathausplatz.
It provides some nice photo-ops from the outside.
We did not bother to take a tour inside as we already visited the more impressive opera building, and no English tours were available at the time.
Still, worth a short visit if you are in the Rathausplatz area.

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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We asked the staff when they offered English speaking tours. We were told that the English tours were at 3:00. We returned at 3:00 and again asked for the English speaking tour. They assured us it was, took our money and the tour guide only spoke German. Save your money and go to the State Opera Theater.

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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Whenever I am in Vienna, I always make an effort to see a production at the Burgtheater or one of its sister theaters. Everything I have seen there has been OK to good, and ticket prices are extremely reasonable, especially when compared to ticket prices in English-speaking countries. If you join their mailing list, you will also receive an invitation to attend your choice of a couple of shows around your birthday for free.

I have also gone on the tour a few times and have been highly impressed. I don't know why people are expecting any English to be spoken on tours explicitly billed as being in *German,* especially when they are at a famous German-language theater in a country where German is the primary language spoken! I have been on both the German-language tour and the English-language tour (with a visiting friend who does not speak any German... and we were both impressed by the tour). The tour discusses the history of the theater before viewing the Kaiser's private entrance (including a mural by Klimt - there is a separate tour on the artwork in the theater alone that lasts a bit more than an hour) and checking out the theater itself, including the backstage area.

1  Thank yomintyfresh
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

This is an amazingly ornate and beautiful building, one of Vienna's top theatres. We chose to go on tour having been warned it was German speaking only, and auditorium was closed for rehearsals. Big mistake! We did get to see 2 incredible staircases and galleried area, but not even a glimpse inside. The English handout barely covered what you were looking at and the German guide spoke forever without any attempt to explain anything in English (even though she seemed quite capable). Shame - guess we should have heeded the warnings.

1  Thank Alan T
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Booked tickets to see "A streetcar named Desire" a couple of days before going to Vienna. Therefore, the selection of cheap tickets available was relatively limited. However, the seats we ended up getting were decent (pretty much full view from one seat, the very front edge of the stage obstructed by 2 lights from the other seat), especially considering that we paid 12 or 19 Euro each (can't remember exactly!).
Well worth a visit if you want to see good, German-language theater.

1  Thank FCK1
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