11 May, 2009

Celebrate Vienna at Burgtheater


Burgtheater, located in Vienna is one of the most important landmarks in Europe. It is one of the few original theaters still in existence. You’ll need to brush up on your schnitzel to go here, because all programs and some travel guides are done in the language of Austria, native German.

From music to your typical live theatrical performances, this place has it all. It has been through bombings and fires, but the people of Vienna never let it go by the wayside. It was always restored to its original beauty. It even has its own collector coin celebrating its 50th anniversary along with its other famous neighbor, the Vienna Opera House. These two landmarks hold the history of some of the most famous and gifted musicians, singers and composers of all time.

One trip during your travel should be inside Burgtheater. The experience will take you back to the riches of true architecture. From the deep red diamond cut looking carpets to the motifs that fill the walls, there is something for everyone to take in. The crystal chandeliers that seem to hang from every room to the ceilings painted with breathtaking scenery. There are statues and every type of stone and marble to gaze upon. It’s like taking a class in European history all with in this building. It is truly an artwork in itself. It has three different sitting venues inside, depending on the type of performance.

The outside of Burgtheater is worth the travel to see it also, with its white marble façade. It takes you back to the architectural style of neo-baroque. It sits right in the town center and a train brings you right outside its doors. So, if you are planning a trip to see or hear the best of what Vienna has to offer or just planning a trip to see the sites, make sure this theater is on your list.

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