Best of Vienna Walking Tour

Vienna, Austria

Experience hosted by Hannes

2.5 hours, Hosted in English and German
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Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Discover Vienna's historic old town on a fun and comprehensive walking tour with me. We leave the big tour groups behind and explore the city in our own small team. Let's make it interactive - there are no dumb questions ;)

We start on the banks of the Danube canal to find out why the Romans decided to settled down here of all places. A short walk later we marvel at the impressive tower of St. Stephen's Cathedral while I tell you about its hidden symbolism of numbers. Further highlights on the way include Mozart's apartment, the old Greek quarter, romantic hidden alleys and courtyards, the Spanish Riding School as well as an almost real da Vinci. Upon arrival at the vast Hofburg Palace complex we will finally talk about the rise of the mightiest family in the history of Europe: the Habsburgs.

But Vienna's history doesn't stop with the fall of the Habsburgs: where did Hitler speak in front of 200,000 cheering Austrians? And what makes modern-day Vienna the city with the highest standard of living worldwide?

While taking in the beauty of the city I will keep you entertained with the best stories about its past and present - plus some questionable jokes!

Before booking a date please check the language in which the tour is held on that day.

Keep in mind that we finish at Albertinaplatz, not where we met at the beginning.
Discover Vienna's historic old town on a fun and comprehensive walking tour with me. We leave the big tour groups behind and explore the city in our own small team. Let's make it interactive - there are no dumb questions ;)

We start on the banks of the Danube canal to find out why the Romans decided to settled down here of all places. A short walk later we marvel at the impressive tower of St. Stephen's Cathedral while I tell you abou…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Maps

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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Mon, 9 Aug
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10:00 - 12:30
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Tue, 10 Aug
£22 per person
14:00 - 16:30
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Thu, 12 Aug
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Where you'll be

We will stay in the historic old town of Vienna and visit the most impressive sights and buildings. However, I will also take you to some lesser known areas of the old town. We meet at Schwedenplatz (subway U4/U1) and finish our walk at Albertina square (U1/U2/U4).

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 425 reviews.

Familie
August 2021
Toll! Nur zu empfehlen. Hannes ist ein wunderbarer Erzähler, der die Geschichte von Wien geschickt mit Legenden verbindet und immer wieder Anknüpfungspunkte in die Gegenwart findet. So wird Geschichte lebendig l. Selbst bei unseren Teenagern ist viel von den Geschichten und somit von Wien hängen geblieben.
Toll! Nur zu empfehlen. Hannes ist ein wunderbarer Erzähler, der die Geschichte von Wien geschickt mit Legenden verbindet und immer wieder Anknüpfungspunkte in die Gegenwart finde…
Jenevieve
July 2021
This is one of the better city walking tours Because it isn’t a big group so you can interact and ask many questions which Hannes took the time to answer. He has a very good knowledge of the city’s history and a good sense of humor. I strongly recommend taking a stroll with Hannes around the city and you wouldn’t believe how quickly time passes with him because you are having fun.
This is one of the better city walking tours Because it isn’t a big group so you can interact and ask many questions which Hannes took the time to answer. He has a very good knowle…
Hannes
July 2021
Super informative und kurzweilige Tour! Hannes ist ein sehr sympathischer Tourguide, der auch auf Nachfragen umfassend beantworten kann. Klare Empfehlung!
Peggy
July 2021
Führung war sehr informativ und professionell. Die Zeit verging wie im Flug. Hannes ist ein äußerst kompetenter und darüber hinaus sympathischer Guide. Alle Fragen konnte er beantworten und vermutlich hätte er noch stundenlang erzählen können. Sehr empfehlenswert!
Führung war sehr informativ und professionell. Die Zeit verging wie im Flug. Hannes ist ein äußerst kompetenter und darüber hinaus sympathischer Guide. Alle Fragen konnte er beantw…
Marisa
July 2021
This was a great walking tour. Never a dull moment. Hannes is well informed and offers a few nuggets of comedy to break up the seriousness of the history. My 14 year old son and I really enjoyed this tour.
Anuradha
July 2021
Hannes is an excellent tour guide with a vast amount of historical as well as contemporary knowledge! I don’t think we would be able to enjoy Vienna as much if it wasn’t for his tour. His food/coffee recommendations were also great!

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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

Comfortable shoes

Water