Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper is a true gem in Germany’s cultural landscape, attracting over 600,000 visitors per year with its impressive and diverse portfolio of 450 performances, reaching from classical concerts and operas to breathtaking ballet and song recital nights. Set in a stunning classical National Theatre building in the heart of town, the Bayerische Staatsoper dates back to the year 1653. The young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart celebrated a major career breakthrough here and composer Richard Wagner developed a close relationship with the iconic opera house, which is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe and the largest in Germany with a seating capacity of 2,101.