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Burgtheater (former Imperial Court Theater), Vienna

Burgtheater (former Imperial Court Theater) - Vienna, Austria
Burgtheater (former Imperial Court Theater)
Universitätsring 2, Vienna, Austria 1010Map
+43 1 5 1444 4140
Neighborhood: 1st district - Inner City

This theater, built between 1874 and 1878 by Karl Hasenauer and Gottfried Semper, is one of the most famous in the German-speaking world. "The Burg," as the Viennese have dubbed it, was never just a theater but also a sacred place where heated debates took place about the function of art and culture. Older people still remember the golden years of actors and actresses like Paula Wessely, Alexander Moissi and Helene Thimig, but modern times sees a diverse program of theater, concerts and special events, including the annual Vienna Literature Festival.

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  • Type: Theater
  • Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard, amex, diners
  • Nearest Train: Rathausplatz/Burgtheater
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