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Zurich Opera House (Opernhaus Zürich) Tours

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Zurich Opera House (Opernhaus Zürich)
As the principal venue for the Zurich Opera since it opened its doors in 1891, the Zurich Opera House (Opernhaus Zürich) has garnered worldwide acclaim for its outstanding acoustics and wide variety of international performances. Originally called the ‘Stadttheater’, the venue was built on the site of the Actientheater, which burned down just a few years earlier, and staged its opening to a dramatic performance of Richard Wagner’s ‘Lohengrin’. Despite changing its name to the Zurich Opera House in 1964, the concert hall maintains its original Neo-classical façade, designed by Viennese architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer and held up by 1,800 oak pillars. Equally impressive is the Rococo style entrance foyer and auditorium, which seats 1,200 people and is notable for its intricate ceiling paintings that represent love, tragedy, comedy, music and poetry.

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Today over 300 international operas, ballets, recitals and concerts are held annually in the Opera House, including around 13 yearly opera premieres, making it one of the busiest classical performance venues in the world. As well as attending a show, visitors can also tour the opera house, visiting the plush dressing rooms and rehearsal rooms, and learning the secrets of the venue’s renowned lighting and acoustics.
Address: Falkenstrasse 1, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
Hours: Most Opera events are held in the evening
Admission: Price of tickets vary
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4 Tours and Activities to Experience Zurich Opera House (Opernhaus Zürich)

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Zurich Highlights Tour

Zurich Highlights Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of Zurich on a comprehensive 2-hour coach tour of the vibrant Swiss city. Cruise past legendary landmarks like the sophisticated Bahnhofstrasse and admire the shimmering surface of Lake Zurich as you listen to illuminating commentary from a knowledgeable guide. See, too, the sacred St Peter’s Church and the charming Old Town, and then ride the Dolderbahn railway to the undulating hills of the Zurichberg district. Select either a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule If you want more, upgrade your tour at the 1pm option and add an 1-hour cruise and a visit to the Chocolate Lindt Shop!
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.94
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Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

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Discover the spectacular sights of Zurich on a private tour of the cultural Swiss city. Admire legendary landmarks and historical monuments like the Bahnhofstrasse and the charming Old Town while enriching your knowledge of the region’s rich history. See the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the place Albert Einstein imparted his wisdom; browse the exhibits within the Swiss National Museum; and take a tranquil cruise on the shimmering surface of Lake Zurich. Customize the itinerary of this private tour according to your interests and receive the undivided attention of your personal guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$415.09
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Zürich City Center Private Tour

Zürich City Center Private Tour

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Discover top Zurich attractions and hidden gems off the beaten track on this private 4-hour Zurich city tour. Follow a private guide through the bustling streets of Zurich and enjoy the freedom to customize your tour to hit the highlights you most want to see. Perhaps take in landmarks such as the Zurich Opera House, the churches of Grossmünster or Fraumünster, or the Swiss National Museum. Wander along the pretty Bahnhofstrasse and enjoy fine views over the Limmat River. Along the way, travel by bus, cable car, riverboat or tram.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.40
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$176.40
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Outdoor city escape game with guiding - Zurich

Outdoor city escape game with guiding - Zurich

Our city tour is unique because we provide a self guided tour through playing an outdoor escape game. The players use the app , so the only thing they need is a smartphone. Also mood for playing, walking and solving riddles! The tour supports English, Deutsch
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Zurich Opera House (Opernhaus Zürich) hours of operation?
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Zurich Opera House (Opernhaus Zürich) hours of operation: Most Opera events are held in the evening. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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