State Opera House
There are two ways to see the world famous opera house. One way is to participate in the tours organised by professional guides inside the Opera and see the building, listen the history, go up on the stage and visit the main hall.
The other way, of course, is to get yourself a ticket and attend an evening performance (September-June). Seating tickets are sold in Vienna and on the internet from exactly two months ahead of the date of the performance and range from € 10,- (some of those have limited or no view) to € 240,-. International visitors, however, may order tickets before that by mail. Generally speaking, the cheaper seats sell faster than the expensive ones, but beware of seats at the rear of side boxes which only have a view if you stand on the narrow platform in front of your raised seat! Almost 600(!) standing room tickets at € 3,- and € 4,- are sold 90 minutes before the performance starts . If you want to stand right behind someone who paid €150 for the seat, you’ll have to queue much earlier. If you just want to get in to listen and to see the public rooms at less than half the price of a guided tour, you have a good chance of getting a ticket without queuing for long.
Opernring 2, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
A Must-Do Tour when Visiting Vienna