I just got back from the ‘Vienna State Opera’ and wow, it was just brilliant. I got standing room tickets and over 3 hours watched two operas, Osud & Le Villi. It seems like I might be getting some culture after all on this trip and I didn’t even to it to impress a girl!
They have a screen display that translated the songs into English but you could get a good sense just by watching the performers. I would strongly recommend going to an Opera in Vienna. I suppose I’ll have to start going in Melbourne now 🙂
I also visited the Habsburg’s palaces (winter and summer). The Habsburgs ruled the Austria-Hungry Empire for hundreds of years. The Summer Palace was very special and worth a visit. The winter one however occasionally was more of a functional place.