The Burgtheater (Imperial Court Theatre) was constructed in 1888 in Renaissance style (historicism). It is one of the world’s most important German-language theatres. The facade features great authors of the German classics (Lessing, Schiller etc.). Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard was a big event in Vienna. The “Burg” is a national treasure in Vienna. Here, events in and around the theatre world enjoy the highest degree of interest. Doyens of the Burgtheater ensemble have a lifetime entitlement to perform, as well as the right to a final, great “exit” at the cemetery (an honorary grave at the Central Cemetery). Martyrs die elsewhere… Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard was a big event in Vienna.