Vienna’s Burgtheater: Yes, You Can Have A Good Theater Treat in Austria

Monday, February 13, 2017 0 Comments

The Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria
Being a conduit by seizing beauty through photographs is always something I am reminded of, whenever I am in a new city, taking new photos of things, whether living or non-living. Much to my surprise, Vienna is the best place to be that kind of conduit! There are so many excess postcard-worthy places to take photos of. One of them is the Burgtheater, an Austrian National Theatre in Vienna and one of the most significant German-language theaters in the world

Initially known as K.K. Theater an der Burg, had three Mozart operas premiered here: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (1782), Le nozze di Figaro (1786) and Così fan tutte (1790) --- the most impressive one is of course, Beethoven's 1st Symphony (1800). From the outside alone, you can clearly see the strongly traditional and distinct culture it emanates. No wonder this National Theater was awarded “Theater of the Year" by the German-language journal "Theater heute".

From the inside, the Burgtheater’s stage is one of the biggest theater stages in the world. The Burgtheater auditorium holds 1175 seats. The architecture and interior design are inspired by 19th century in Vienna --- the magnificent decoration, especially the two imperial staircases painted by Gustav Klimt, his brother Ernst Klimt and their companion Franz Matsch.

This theater may be a conduit to world-class performances, but to see and appreciate the actual theater itself is pretty spectacular on its own. If you got the time and luxury to spend in Vienna, perhaps watching something here is going to be a guaranteed exceptional experience. Who have tickets, can I get one too?

Address: niversitätsring 2, 1010 Wien
Guided tours: daily 3 p.m. lasting about 1 hour

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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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