250 years of tradition at the Burgtheater Vienna - IMLAUER Hotels & Restaurants

250 years of tradition at the Burgtheater Vienna

An internationally renowned theater house

As an Austrian National Theater, the Burgtheater Vienna is not only the most important theater in the country, it is also the largest theater in Europe. Internationally well-known actors and directors, interesting performances from the German-speaking literature as well as scandals, have characterized the house on the Ring and made it known far beyond Austria’s borders.


History and tradition

More than 250 years ago a ballroom at the Viennese Hofburg was converted into a theatre and the Burgtheater immediately became the top address. Soon afterwards the space at the Viennese Hofburg became too small and the magnificent, representative building on the Ring was then built between 1874 and 1888.


The Burgtheater in Vienna as an international cultural site

Renowned directors like Karin Beier, Luc Bondy, Andrea Breth, Dieter Giesing, Klaus Michael Grüber, Martin Kušej, Thomas Langhoff and Peter Zadek fill this theatre on the Ring again and again and thrill 410,000 visitors at approximately 800 performances per season. Many plays at the Burgtheater receive awards, which is further proof of the unceasing success of the Austrian National Theatre.


Guided tours through the Burgtheater

You can visit the Burgtheater Vienna not only for a performance but also take part in one of the expert tours. A guided tour with a view behind the crutains takes place every day at 3:00 pm. From Monday to Thursday in German with an English summary and from Friday to Sunday in German and in English. A highlight of the guided tours through the Burgtheater Vienna are the ceiling frescoes by the world-famous artist Gustav Klimt.


Easy accessibility

The team of our two Viennese 4 star hotels, IMLAUER Vienna and Nestroy Vienna will be glad to accept your card orders. The Burgtheater can be easily reached from both our hotels by tram line No. 2, which stops directly in front of the Burgtheater.


Photo: View on to the Burgtheater © WienTourismus / Christian Stemper