I Spy Vienna - guided Espionage Tour

Vienna, Austria

Experience hosted by Jascha

2 hours, Hosted in English and German

What you'll do

Join a tour exploring the long and dark history of spies in Vienna. We will explore the heyday of international intelligence services of the cold war and dive into history to lern about the scandals that shook imperial Vienna on the brink of the great war. How is the Viennese coffee house tradition linked to a spy and how did the Romans encode their messages?

Over 2 hours we’ll untangle the web of international diplomacy, spies and informants who didn’t always do it for ideological reasons but sometimes just to survive. Retracing bold plans to be one step ahead of the enemy and witnessing personal tragedies that are still part of the game.

We learn why Vienna is still the secret capital of espionage while walking trough Viennas imperial heritage. We’ll find signs hidden in plain sight telling us the story of the darkest days in our nations history.

Best of all, we finish our tour with a cold beverage in a 1950ies bar that was once built for US soldiers of occupied Vienna.

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Other things to note
This is a walking tour that includes city terrain, cobblestones, some steps and pedestrian crossings. If you have any spezific requirements pleas let me know in advance
Join a tour exploring the long and dark history of spies in Vienna. We will explore the heyday of international intelligence services of the cold war and dive into history to lern about the scandals that shook imperial Vienna on the brink of the great war. How is the Viennese coffee house tradition linked to a spy and how did the Romans encode their messages?

Over 2 hours we’ll untangle the web of international diplomacy, spies and inf…

Accessibility

Mainly flat or levelled ground

Meet your host, Jascha

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Hi I’m Jascha, I’ve been a state certified tour guide since 2017 and am the founder of Hidden Vienna Tours. I was born and raised in Vienna so I know this city like the back of my hand and yet it manages to surprise me every day.
I finished my studies top of my class with years spent at the academy of fine art and with my deep love for history my tours concentrate on the people that shaped this city. This tour peeks behind the hidden corners and explores the stories behind the opulent facades of this imperial city.
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Where you'll be

We set off at the Russian war memorial that holds many secrets, passing by the stunning baroque church of Saint Charles and the State Opera House on our way to the imperial winter palace. We learn about Roman infiltration methods at the ruins of Vindobona before moving on to Café Central and further on to Volksgarten where we end at a bar.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 209 reviews.

Paul
October 2021
Eine sehr tolle Tour. Jascha ist ein sehr guter Erzähler und weiß seine Führung durch interessante und humorvolle Details gut zu gestalten. Mit ihm haben wir die geheime und nicht so geheime Geschichte Wiens erkundet. Ich kann diese Tour nur absolut empfehlen.
Nadia
October 2021
If you have time to do just one walking tour in Vienna, would highly recommend this one. Fascinating stories and fantastic tour guide, very knowledgeable and engaged.
Peter
October 2021
For 2+ hours you will see an alternative view of Vienna. Easy are tours about art, architecture, and music. There is so much more to learn about Vienna and if you are interested in history, espionage, politics, and human nature this is the tour for you.
Abby
September 2021
A great experience with lots of interesting stories you won’t get elsewhere! Felt super comfortable as a solo traveller and really appreciated everything I got out of the tour.
Zane
September 2021
A very informative and interesting tour that Jascha does in superb style. Even my brother-in-law who lives in Vienna learnt so much more about the city and it’s history from this tour
Hang Man
September 2021
Jascha is totally a storyteller. His speaks abt how spy operates in Vienna from Napoleon times, 2 world wars and the c Cold War and even nowadays!

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Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

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