Best of Vienna Walking Tour

Vienna, Austria

Experience hosted by Hannes

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and German

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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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 4.94 out of 5 from 525 reviews.

Adrian
October 2021
Wow! What an amazing tour by Hannes! We were just 2 guests and felt like we had a private tour! Hannes is an amazing tour guide, very knowledgeable and serious about his work, he came prepared with also a book with pictures and maps to complement the stories! And he’s really funny too! A lot of great jokes just makes the whole experience amazing! Thank you Hannes for a great tour! Definitely recommend it! 👏👏
Kelly
October 2021
Hannes was simply fantastic! His knowledge of the city and its history is unparalleled but he also had a fun, humorous way of delivering anecdotes, legends, and jokes. Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting the Vienna area. Super fun, vielen dank Hannes!!!
Nicola
October 2021
Brilliant experience in a beautiful city. Hannes’ love for Vienna showed. He brought us to some excellent spots, and was very knowledgeable about the history of the city. He was also a very engaging storyteller! Would highly recommend this experience.
Frank
October 2021
Hannes directions were great, his story telling and knowledge provided a nice local feeling - as well as thoughtful stops along the way to give people time to have a break. He even offered to keep his messages open on Airbnb in case anyone had questions after the fact. Thank you!
Arthur
October 2021
Our walking tour was fantastic, informative, educational, and our host was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor! I highly recommend this tour a great way to get oriented to Vienna and learn a bit of history
Lucienne
October 2021
Informative, factual, funny - wonderful insights into Viennese history and secrets that we would never have known about. We loved the trip, and learnt so much, after having visited Vienna many times.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes
Water
Umbrella/Raincoat/Sunscreen
Camera

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.