Theater an der Wien, Vienna

Theater an der Wien, Vienna

The Theater an der Wien may seem to be misnamed, however, the Wien river used to flow just beside the theater. The river was covered over and the Naschmarkt, the wonderful farmers market now occupies that area. To feel what it looked like at that time, enter from the Millöckergasse and imagine the river where the marketplace is. Confusing name aside, the theater is absolutely beautiful and should not be missed.

The rich history of the building begins with its inception by Emanuel Schikaneder who collaborated with Mozart on The Magic Flute. The building was completed in 1801 and was spectacularly appointed and had a huge stage to accommodate large sets. There have been ups and downs for this venue, but the good news is the building has been restored and again is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. The acoustics are magnificent and operas are again being performed here along with concerts and contemporary productions.

Be sure to note the nod to Schikaneder over the entrance at the Papagenogate. The man and the three children are Schikaneder and his three boys portraying Papageno from The Magic Flute. Also be sure to see the memorial to Beethoven who lived in the Theater whilst working on Fidelio, his only opera.

Tours are around € 7 and are a wonderful way to get the entire history and see backstage areas.
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Sight Name: Theater an der Wien
Sight Location: Vienna, Austria
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Music Venues Walking Tour   Wieden Sights Walking Tour  

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