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Die Burgkapelle (Home of the Vienna Boys' Choir)

Hofburg 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5339927
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closed most of the time

it was closed when i went...u have to check the timings for the limited time they are open...there... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Ipsita M
Reverent Concert

An excellent way to spend a Sunday morning in Vienna. The Burgkapelle is the home of the Choir... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Al C
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“front row” (3 reviews)
“holy mass” (2 reviews)
Hofburg 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
Innere Stadt
+43 1 5339927
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

it was closed when i went...u have to check the timings for the limited time they are open...there are loads of churches in that area...this one seeed to be a small one

Thank Ipsita M
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

An excellent way to spend a Sunday morning in Vienna. The Burgkapelle is the home of the Choir and their core mission is to sing at Sunday mass. This they do as wonderfully as possible with a Haydn mass as the back drop. There was...More

Thank Al C
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed being able to attend church on a Sunday though not being able to understand much. It was a well-coordinated service with beautiful voices in attendance. Vienna Boys alumni were the ushers. The choir boys were the younger ones of the choir, backed up...More

Thank Mae T
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

As others have said, this is not a concert but a religious service, where the Boys' Choir participates. I decided at the last minute to go, and opted for free standing room tickets. I got there at eight and was the fourth person in line....More

Thank emilysmom2003
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The chapel is very interesting. It's a rather narrow church approximately 3 to 4 storeys high. The chapel is located in a small square just after the tunnel "In der Burg" (where the Sissi museum is located) as you walk south from Michaelerplatz on the...More

Thank vanmanner
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We got the better tickets but think anywhere in the place would be good. The service was a typical Catholic service but spoken in Germany. The music was especially uplifting and if you are not religious you will not appreciate it.

Thank LindaandDave1975
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Not very good for the average non-Catholic. You're just pre-paying and getting a reservation for a mass with a bit of singing at the top/bottom of the program. Plus it's in a different language - which will be boring to kids/some adults. I also mistakenly...More

Thank Mongoose30
Reviewed 22 October 2016

You do not have to be Catholic to appreciate this. The setting is amazing. The sound overwhelming. Yes, it is a Catholic mass but there are no expectations that you participate. However, if you are Catholic it is very moving to a part of this...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 14 June 2016

As stated by most revierwes this is NOT a concert but a religious service ie The Holy Mass. Buy your tickets online way in advance , choose your vendor carefully as the ticket price is €36 top end , some ticket outlets can charge over...More

1  Thank Rory G
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We attended the Nelson-Messe by Joseph Hayden at the Hofburgkapelle (Vienna Hofburg Palace Chapel) in June 2016. As commented by other reviewers this is a Mass foremost and not a concert. In fact unless you watch a television you will not even see the orchestra...More

1  Thank DaveBritishColumbia
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1 September 2015|
Response from Liz R | Reviewed this property |
We were at Sunday morning sung Mass in June. We got tickets from tourist information the day before and were a level up, with the choir above is again. The best chance to see them is when they come onto the altar after... More