One of Europe's grandest cities; an imperial capital for more than six centuries. And a City of Music! The Baroque period of the 17th and 18th centuries was marked by triumphant successes of opera, concerts and operettas. The greatest composers of the day: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, and Strauss, to name but few, all performed in Vienna. The most prestigious music establishments such as the Staatsoper, Hofmusikkapelle, and the Musikverein, simply makes Vienna the music capital of the world.

In December 2012, one of the world’s most important chambers of art and wonders will reopen in a sumptuous new setting. The Kunstkammer is being restored to new splendour at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, one of the largest and most important museums in the world. Its holdings comprise artworks from five millennia – from Ancient Egypt through to the 18th century. The Kunstkammer evolved from the Habsburgs’ treasures assembled during the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque. These Habsburg patrons were members of one of Europe’s most powerful and influential ruling families. The Kunstkammer was regarded as a reflection of the cosmos and its task was to transmit knowledge and amaze all who saw this realm of fantasy and curiosities. The wealth and diversity of the artefacts on exhibit is unique: no other collection combines so many different materials in such extraordinary quality. The Kunstkammer is the precursor of today’s museum and invites you to a journey through time like no other collection, proving to become an essential part of any visit to Vienna. ...Show All

Programme Wiener Staatsoper

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Price guide

3 Day Tour Price from £599 per person
Includes: two nights accommodation with breakfast and taxes, top-category seat for one performance, opera synopsis, restaurant recommendations and city map.
Flights are not included but lowest fares can be sourced and booked.

Opera In Style's Favourite Hotels

  • Hotel Bristol

    Located in the heart of Vienna and right opposite to the Vienna State Opera, the Bristol Hotel has been an elegant meeting point for the city's cultural and business life. The hotel is 3 kilometres from the Wien Westbahnhof Station and 20 kilometres from the airport.

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    Hotel Kaiserin Elizabeth

    A traditional Viennese four-star hotel. Located in the very centre of historic Vienna, close to the Kärntnerstrasse pedestrian-zone. Short stroll to St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Many great and influential people have resided there including aristocracy in the time of the Monarchy as well as artists, musicians and painters from Mozart to Kokoschka.

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    Hotel Royal Kremslehner

    The Hotel Royal, which has been family run since 1931, is situated in a quiet area in the Viennese city center. Next to St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the shopping streets Graben, Kärnterstraße and Kohlmarkt it is an ideal starting point for sight-seeing tours as well Theatre or Opera evenings.

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    Hotel Sacher

    One of Vienna's great deluxe hotels. Just a stone's throw from the Vienna State Opera House.