Walking Tours

Vienna from the Romans till Modern Times

For more than 2000 years the „Viennese“ have formed their city. Each era has had its own style and has left marks on buildings and streets. Explore the development from a small settlement at the Danube river to a modern metropolitan city with me.

Möglicher Eintritt: Stephansdom

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Vienna and its Royal and Imperial Families

Vienna had been a residential city for dukes, kings and emperors. Follow up the ascent and descent of powerful families like the „Babenberger and the „Habsburger“ who established Vienna to one of the most important capitals in Europa over centuries.

Possible insight visits:Imperial Palace / Imperial apartments and Sisi Museum, Silver Chamber, Imperial Vault

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Vienna and Art Nouveau

At 1900 there was a cultural upheaval in Vienna. Many artists of Art Nouveau have given new powerful stimulus in many fields of art. Ob in der Architektur, in der Malerei oder im Gebrauch von Alltagsgegenständen – der Jugendstil findet sich heute noch überall in Wien. Whether architecture, fine arts or every day objects – you will find Art Nouveau everywhere in Vienna.

Possible insight visits: Secession, Museum of Applied Art, Leopold Museum, Gallery of Upper, Hofmobilien Depo

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Vienna and Coffee – a long tradition

Coffee houses have been existing for than 300 years in Vienna. In the beginning restricted only to nobel families, the Viennese coffee house developed to become the extended living room of the Viennese. Hear about the most tradtional coffee houses in Vienna, the quarrel about the „Sachertorte“, the famous chocolate cake and many more.

Gladly we may visit one of the famous coffee houses.

Consumption is not included in the tour price.

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Vienna and the Highlights of the Ringstraße

This walking tour leads along the Ringstrasse, the big boulevard encircling the first district from the University of Vienna to the State Opera. Admire the marvellous buildings in the style of historicism and learn more about the reason why the parliament looks like a Greek temple, the State Opera like a Renaissance palace and many more stories.

Möglicher Eintritt: Staatsoper

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On the Traces of Great Musicians

As Paris is known as the city of love, Vienna is meant for as the city of music. Already in medieval time Walter von der Vogelweide had sung at court of the Babenberger family in Vienna. Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and many more famous musicians have lived and worked in Vienna. Let’s forge a bridge from from Augustin, the flute player, to Frederic Chopin till Gottfried von Einem.

Mögliche Eintritte: Staatsoper, Haus der Musik, Mozarthaus Wien, Musikergedenkstätten (Joseph Haydn, W.A. Mozart, L. v. Beethoven, etc.), Neidhard Fresken

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Gruesome Vienna

Dieser Spaziergang entführt Sie auf die dunkle Seite Wiens. Erfahren Sie, woher die Blutgasse ihren Namen hat, wo das „Malefizbubenhaus“ gestanden hat und wo der Scharfrichter die Urteile vollstreckte. Explore with me haunted spots in Vienna. Possible entrances: Michaeler Gruft

Möglicher Eintritt: Michaeler Gruft

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The Most Beautiful Tales and Legends of Vienna

This walking tour brings you to places, where monsters lived, the devil had been seen and many other interesting spots, where we will figure out how much truth is to be found in these tales and legends of Vienna.

Möglicher Eintritt: Stephansdom

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral

This walk is dedicated to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, one of the most well known tourist sites in Vienna. Wir erkunden seine Baugeschichte, bewundern die romanischen und gotischen Bauelemente von außen und innen und erfahren alle Details, die diesen Dom so einzigartig machen.

The entrance to St. Stephen’s Cathedral is to be paid additionally.

Possible insight vistis: Vaults, ascending the southern tower (343 steps), elivator to the northern tower

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The Most Beautiful Churches in Vienna Over the Course of Time

You will find in Vienna churches in almost every possible architectional style. During this walk you will see certain churches, selected for their particularly typical architecture. We will explore the Ruprechtskirche, the oldest preserved church in Vienna, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and many more and we will learn how much religion influenced the political decisions on architecture.

 

Möglicher weiterer Eintritt: Stephansdom

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Vienna and its Museums

The Habsburgs and many other important nobel families have collected pieces of art passionately over centuries. Vienna offers an abundance of museum, each worthwhile to be visited. The gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Kunstkammer at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Leopold Museum, the Museum of Applied Art, the galleries of the Upper and Lower Belverdere and many more invite you to tackle with art and culture over the course of time.

Possible insight visits: Museum of Fine Arts, Leopold Museum, Museum of Applied Art, Belvedere Palace, Albertina and many more

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The Cottage Quarter – From Otto, the Beautiful to the Fantastic Realists

With this walk we immerse ourself in a special quarter in Währing (todays 18th district of Vienna), which has kept its flair of „Fin de Siècle“ but also the touch of the departure to the 20th century . You will hear about the „Cottageverein“, an association founded in the seventies of the 19th century and the ideas of its foundation. We will visit the „Türkenschanzpark“ in order to compare this landscape park with the Baroque garden of Schönbrunn and we will see, where celebrities of art, science and politic had lived. Theodor Herzl, Erzherzog Otto, Arthur Schnitzler, Felix Salten, Josef Kainz, Family Thimig, Arik Brauer are only a few names to be mentioned during this walk.

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