The Vienna Philharmonic

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The Vienna Philharmonic
4.5

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The area
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Neighbourhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Karlsplatz • 4 min walk
  • Karlsplatz • 4 min walk

4.5
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jdcalve31
Totnes, UK2 contributions
Standing tickets...
Dec 2019 • Couples
We attended a soiree concert and could only get the standing room tickets, which at 5 EUR are worth the discomfort of standing. However, we were packed in with 200 plus other people and the heat in the confined space was unbearable to the point that someone passed out and needed attention from a medic. Other reviews on here indicate it's not a one off issue. We left early as we couldn't tolerate the temperature any longer which was a great shame as the music, the atmosphere and the experience should have made for an unforgettable evening.
Written 10 December 2019
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Connector694495
Westport, CT19 contributions
Beautiful Experience
Nov 2019
Sat in the third row on a Saturday afternoon performance. The music was so beautiful and entertaining. Would definitely do it again.
Written 1 December 2019
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Turtle5954
Warrington, UK1,531 contributions
From the outside
Nov 2019
Didnt have the opportunity to go in, but a fabulous building - right up my street as they say. Next time try to get in.
Written 24 November 2019
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Caz740
Southampton, UK185 contributions
Excellent
Jul 2019 • Couples
Wow! Meal at hotel Bristol was absolutely great, fab food and service
The concert was amazing, the room is spectacular and the music was great, a mix of Mozart and Strauss, worth every penny, pity the lady next to us spent most of the concert on her phone, but we had a great evening and would definitely recommend
Written 24 July 2019
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Moshe A. EPSTEIN
Tel Aviv, Israel17 contributions
What a sound!
Dec 2018
We were lucky to attend a dress rehearsal of thr Vienna Phil. at their home auditoriom, the Musikverein. The hall is so beaugifull, you feel Keiser Franz Joseph in its ddcoraikn and general look. But the orchestra! A dream for any musical ear and music lovers.
Written 25 April 2019
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Indishe
Newcastle, Australia5 contributions
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Golden Hall
Apr 2019
One of the best in the world. Book the tickets in advance. So, hard to get tickets. It's an out of the world experience.
Written 8 April 2019
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Steve Y
Leeds, UK3 contributions
Great Value For Money
Mar 2019 • Family
We bought standing tickets about 1 week before arriving in Vienna, for an afternoon Subscription show (6Euro per person). We collected tickets from the office the day before (no bother).

You enter via the main front doors, and join one of the two queues taking you up either the left or right stairwell.

They make anyone with a coat take it downstairs to the cloak room and store there for 85 cents. Small bags seemed fine.

Everyone waits here, and you really need to be within the first 10 people to have a chance at getting the front row of the standing area (and therefore able to lean on the fence).

Around 35 mins from the start of the performance you are allowed up the two flights of stairs to a second holding room. At this point you can see the people who chose the opposite stairwell queue across the standing area prime-d and ready at the other door. After another 5 mins, a buzzer goes (sounds like a prison gate). And it's every person for themselves, running into the central space and against the barrier.

People then tie their scarves to the rail to indicate it's there space and very trustingly walk off to the bar/buffet area in the next room.

The show was brilliant, the whole room goes dead silent during the performances. They did 20 mins, then a 20 min interval. Then probably another 1hr05 mins. It fly's by, but your feet don't half ache. It would be much worse if you were about 5 deep in the standing with nothing to rest on.

There's no partitioning in the standing, its just like going to a gig.

Overall a brilliant experience and well worth the money, but arrive early and get your elbows in when the buzzer goes, cause it's a long time stood still!

One other thing - it's red hot in there, even on a cold march day in Vienna.
Written 16 March 2019
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jmeador791
10 contributions
New Year's Eve 2018 Concert
Dec 2018
Absolutely stunning! You must enter a lottery to win the chance to buy tickets to this event but it is well worth the effort. The orchestra, the music, the venue, the evening all contribute to a once-in-a-lifetime event not soon forgotten!
Written 15 January 2019
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heathermarie2016
Laguna Niguel, CA17 contributions
Fantastic event!
Oct 2018
The sound quality was fantastic. I really enjoyed this venue. The Theatre was beautiful. Whether sitting or standing this was a highlight of my trip to Vienna.
Written 6 November 2018
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Tom J
London, UK1,364 contributions
One for the Music Lovers
Nov 2018 • Couples
The Vienna Philharmonic is absolutely one for the music lovers. The city of music really does deliver in this area. For those not too into their music the architecture of the building itself is also to be admired a well kept and intricate building in the baroque style.

The area itself is very happening so be sure to check it out in the area.
Written 4 November 2018
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