Top Choice Opera in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt


The glorious Staatsoper is Vienna's premiere opera and classical-music venue. Productions are lavish, formal affairs, where people dress up accordingly. In the interval, wander the foyer and refreshment rooms to ful…
Top Choice Theatre in The Museum District & Neubau


The Burgtheater hasn't lost its touch over the years – this is one of the foremost theatres in the German-speaking world, staging some 800 performances a year, which reach from Shakespeare to Woody Allen plays. The …
Top Choice Puppetry in Salzburg

Salzburger Marionettentheater

The red curtain goes up on a miniature stage at this marionette theatre, a lavish stucco, cherub and chandelier-lit affair founded in 1913. The repertoire star is The Sound of Music, with a life-sized Mother Superio…
Top Choice Classical Music in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Liszt Music Academy

Performances at Budapest’s most important concert hall are usually booked up at least a week in advance, but more expensive (though still affordable) last-minute tickets can sometimes be available. It's always worth…
Top Choice Opera in Parliament & Around

Hungarian State Opera House

The gorgeous neo-Renaissance opera house is worth a visit as much to admire the incredibly rich decoration inside as to view a performance and hear the perfect acoustics.
Top Choice Concert Venue in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt


The opulent Musikverein holds the proud title of the best acoustics of any concert hall in Austria, which the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra embraces. The lavish interior can be visited by 45-minute guided tour (in E…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Prater & East of the Danube


Opened to much acclaim in December 2012, this striking baroque meets contemporary concert hall is the new home of the Wiener Sängerknaben, or Vienna Boys' Choir, who previously only performed at the Hofburg. Besides…
Top Choice Football in Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund’s famous and massively popular and succesful Bundesliga soccer team plays its home games at the legendary Westfalenstadion, now branded as Signal Iduna Park. Cheering on the team with fans clad in the club'…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Southern Pest

Palace of Arts

The two concert halls at this palatial arts centre by the Danube are the 1700-seat Béla Bartók National Concert Hall (Bartók Béla Nemzeti Hangversenyterem) and the smaller Festival Theatre (Fesztivál Színház), accom…
Top Choice Jazz in St Pauli & Reeperbahn

Mojo Club

This legendary Hamburg jazz club inhabits the fab basement of the Tanzende Türme office towers. Stellar local and international acts take to the stage here and it's always worth checking what's on. Great atmosphere,…