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Tickets for St. Margarethen Quarry + Guided Tour

Take a tour of one Europe's oldest quarries

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Start time
1 - 31 May: Weekends only & national holiday 10:30 & 15:30 1 Jun - 31 Aug: Daily at 10:30 1 Sep - 31 Oct: Weekends only & national holiday 10:30 & 15:30
Duration
50 minutes
Live guide
German

Highlights

  • Marvel at this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site from the inside, and learn how the stone helped to build and restore sights in Vienna, like St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the buildings around the Ringstrasse
  • Take a tour with an English-speaking guide, who will bring this ultra-historical site to life (25-million-year old fossils have been dug up here!)
  • Find out why St. Margarethen Quarry is such an incredible opera venue, and which world famous opera singers performed here

Description

Whether or not you ever raved in a quarry, here’s one you’ll be raving about. Vienna’s St. Margarethen Quarry is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the oldest and most impressive in Europe. On this guided tour through its sandy limestone history you'll hear what ancient fossils have been discovered, how the stone helped to build and restore Vienna, and why the huge outdoor concert hall is one of the best venues in the world to experience opera.

The limestone in Vienna’s St. Margarethen Quarry has been put to pretty good use over the years. Much was used in the construction and restoration of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and for the buildings around the Ringstrasse in Vienna.

The space was molded and carved by a prehistoric inland sea, and some of the fossils dug up in this quarry are 25-million years old! That’s quite a venue already, but the acoustics and romantic atmosphere here also make it one of the best for opera. Countless famous singers have taken to the stage to sing in front of 5,000 people from one of Europe’s biggest open-air stages.

Soak it all up as you stroll around the awesome space with your English-speaking guide. A tour oozing culture and history like this is hard to beat in Austria. And if you feel like coming back at sunset, watching a performance here is highly recommended too.

How to use your tickets

St. Margarethen Quarry
Steinbruch St. Margarethen, 7062, St. Margarethen, Vienna

Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance.

What's included?

  • Entrance ticket
  • Guided tour
  • Tickets for opera performances

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Getting There

There's no public transportation to this venue, however, you can hop on the Orange Line bus.

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