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I Spy Vienna - guided Espionage Tour

history walk

I Spy Vienna - guided Espionage Tour

158 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

I Spy Vienna - guided Espionage Tour

history walk

I Spy Vienna - guided Espionage Tour

158 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

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. Join me on this mission!

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Learn more about Jascha

Jascha

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.

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Cancellation policy

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

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

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

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Jascha
I Spy Vienna - guided Espionage Tour
158 reviews
£19/person
158 reviews
£19/person