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Famous "Opern Confiserie" has moved !
Favorite thing: The famous sweets-shop "Opern Confiserie" in Kaerntnerstrasse 47 near the Opera and Hotel Sacher has been closed and moved to Hietzing (near Schoenbrunn Castle) as "Park Confiserie" in Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 6, phone 876 60 12. They sell exactly the same sweets like Opern Confiserie did!
Hope, that helps!
PS:and confirmed the above by phone a few moments ago!
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The State Opera House
Fondest memory: Verdi´s Aida at The State Opera House (Staatsoper), one of the best opera houses in the world. Here have directed geniuses such as Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Herbert von Karajan and of course so may other outstanding directors. The house, designed in the French Renaissance style, was opened in 1869 with Mozart’s Don Giovanni. It suffered damages in World War II, but was reopened in 1955 with Beethoven’s Fidelio. Location: Opernring 2.
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Standing places - Bring a scarf
Favorite thing: A random tip is that if you go to see a performance in the State Opera house and will be buying a standing ticket, bring along a scarf or ribbon to tie in front of you to mark your place so others don't take it in the intermission.
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Visit the Vienna Opera House....
Favorite thing: Visit the Vienna Opera House. OK, so you'll have to pack something fancy and drag it all over Europe with you just for one night. It's worth it. We saw 'Der Rosenkavalier' and if the heavenly angels have an orchestra, it surely must sound like the Vienna Philharmonic.
Fondest memory: Attending the opera and strolling across the street afterwards for coffee and sachertorte at the Sacher Hotel.
The State Operahouse was the...
Favorite thing: The State Operahouse was the first of the monumental buildings built on the Ring, the avenue which was created after the razing of the city wall in 1857. Here the world famous 'Opernball' takes place once a year.
1010 Wien, Opernring
check out the Vienna Opera...
Favorite thing: check out the Vienna Opera House.
Fondest memory: For non-opera fans... hey wait! Don't run away just yet... The one thing you really shouldn't miss is to see the world famous Vienna Boys Choir in concert. You can actually catch a glimpse of these young boys by attending Sunday Mass. Don't panic! It's alright. :-) They are just merely following an age old tradition where the Vienna Boys' Choir sings the Sunday Mass over at the Chapel of the Hofburg. Don't miss it.
P.S. You need to buy tickets to see them.
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Fondest memory: I enjoyed my evening at the State Opera (die Staatsoper) very much although my German is not good enough to understand all of the program which was Peter Pan. The Opera House by itself is an architectural masterpiece and regular tours run on most days.
go to the Staatsoper (Vienna's...
Favorite thing: go to the Staatsoper (Vienna's state opera house). Vienna may be one of the most famous music cities in the world. A trip here without seeing an opera is criminal.
Fondest memory: seeing Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Staatsoper. Opera's are performed around the world - but nothing compares to seeing this Mozart classic in the city widely held as the home of classical music.
The heart of Vienna is the...
Favorite thing: The heart of Vienna is the Innerestadt,the area that lay within the city walls until they were demolished in the mid-nineteenth century.It is here that some of Vienna's most popular tourist attractions can ben found,along with pedestrianised streets, and countless shops,cafes,bars and restaurants.
The centre point is the Graben / literally,moat/
a wide square lined with shops and pavement cafes under large umbrellas.
Following the demolition of the city walls in 1857,the Ringstrasse was laid out some of Vienns's
most beatiful buildings were built along it between 1858 and 1865. Among the most important are the Saatsoper State Opera House,,Museum of the Fine Arts, National History Museum, Parliament,City Hall and Burgtheater.
Fondest memory: Karlskirch,the historic homes of Schubert and Gluck .
Vienna is also famous for its coffee houses. There are many different types of cafe as well as an amazing of cakes and pastries. Cafes Demel,
and Hotel Sacher are famous for the Sachertorte,which is a chocolate cake with a layer of apricot jam.
The Vienna State Opera House puts on no less than 33 operas during its season. Of course there's what is probably the world's most famous event at which to be seen, the Vienna Opera Ball. When a city names Mozart, Mahler, Bruckner, The Strauss', and Schonberg among its native so it is difficult not to encounter music everywhere you listen
When the Turks invalved Austria they introduced an epidemic. The average Austrian now drinks more than 200 liters of caffee a year and Vienna has hundreds of coffee shops from the traditional Kaffehaus, offering games and good spirits to the more refined Cafe Konditorei with its cakes and pastries.
State Opera House
Favorite thing: The pride of the Vienna aristocracy. Built in the 1860s. Lavish and ornate interior. Must have been something to catch a performance here back in the day.
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