Nothing is more Viennese than dressing up and heading to the Staatsoper, one of the world’s greatest opera houses. Some say ascending the grand marble staircase is almost as exhilarating as the show.
Now what is truly great is that you can buy what is called a “Stehplatz” or a standing-room-only ticket for just €3. This left more money for Sachertorte, (to be explained in an upcoming post). While seeing Madame Butterfly in Vienna for €6 was going to be awesome, a three-hour opera is a lot of opera, and a Stehplatz would allow us the cheap and easy option of leaving early.