Alleyways, Courtyards and Hidden Sights

Vienna, Austria

Experience hosted by Hannes

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and German
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Take a break from the imperial grandeur of Vienna's historic old town and discover its secret alleyways and hidden squares instead. We leave the busy main roads behind us and and will find an abundance of quaint little corners that are otherwise easily missed. Hidden passageways used as shortcuts by the locals will take us into picturesque courtyards and tranquil side streets.

This tour is about oddities, quirky stories of the city's past and the beauty of Vienna beyond the main attractions. We start on its most Italian "piazza" and will amongst others marvel at some fine Baroque illusional painting, visit the place where Mozart got a kick in his gifted backside and stroll through the former Jewish heart of Vienna. We look at the city's most famous doorway and discover Beethoven's neighborhood. Finally, the "Muse who's had it" will introduce us to Vienna's scientific heart and academic hall of fame. Always walking the most charming alleys along the way we'll stay off the big tourist tracks. The tour ends at the main university of Vienna.

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Take a break from the imperial grandeur of Vienna's historic old town and discover its secret alleyways and hidden squares instead. We leave the busy main roads behind us and and will find an abundance of quaint little corners that are otherwise easily missed. Hidden passageways used as shortcuts by the locals will take us into picturesque courtyards and tranquil side streets.

This tour is about oddities, quirky stories of the city's p…

Meet your host, Hannes

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi! I'm Hannes, Austrian born and Viennese by choice.

I studied tourism management and started working as tour guide across Europe after my graduation. What a job that was! I had the opportunity to learn so much about European history and to explore numerous cities and regions. After a couple of years on the road I decided to return home. Back in Vienna I successfully completed a two-year degree to become a certified Austria guide. I have been raving about Vienna’s history and beauty ever since
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Where you'll be

We will be walking through the old town of Vienna. We avoid the main attractions and focus on hidden alleys and squares. You will experience that those areas often have the flair of a rural town rather than an international capital of almost two million people. We don't come back to the meeting point but finish at the main university on Schottenring (10 min walk from Hofburg Palace).

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 52 reviews.

Antje
October 2021
Die Führung war sehr interessant kurzweilig und entspannt. Hannes ist ein toller Erzähler und hat ein offenes Ohr für Frage und Wünsche. Sehr empfehlenswert.
Vanessa
October 2021
Great Walk through Vienna with a lot of insights. We loved the tour and would definitely do it again! It was very versatile and special. We got to see spots we wouldn’t have without Hannes!
Devon
October 2021
This was a great tour, nice group and Hannes was friendly, knowledgeable. It was great to walk through the smaller streets and passageways and see yet another beautiful structure at every turn. Highly recommended.
Gitti
October 2021
Wir empfehlen jedem Besucher Wiens, der eine wirklich informative, interessante, humorvolle und charmante Tour durch Wien (eben abseits der Pfade) sucht, sich von Hannes sein Wien zeigen zu lassen! Die Tour war sehr kurzweilig und hat durch unseren kompetenten Führer rundum Spaß gemacht. Er gibt sein Wissen mit witzigen und interessanten Anekdoten an seine Gäste weiter und wir haben dabei viele versteckte Plätze kennengelernt. Begeistert waren wir von Wien eh schon, jetzt aber noch ein bisschen mehr. Vielen Dank, Hannes, wir haben’s genossen! Gitti und der Rest der Bande
Franz
October 2021
Hannes ist ein sympathischer Mann. Er konnte auf kurzweilige Art interessante Orte in Wien beschreiben. Es wurde in keinster Weise langweilig. 2 1/2 Stunden vergingen schnell. Ich konnte mir die meisten Sachen auch merken. Empfehlenswert kann ich nur sagen.
Markus
October 2021
Hannes ist ein toller Guide! Er kennt tausend Geschichten und interessante Details zu Wien und seiner Geschichte. Es war eine tolle Erfahrung und wir haben Ecken und Plätze gesehen, zu denen wir sonst nicht gekommen wären. Eine Tour mit ihm ist echt empfehlenswert!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

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