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!
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 programme to become a certified Austria guide. I have been raving about Vienna’s history and beauty ever since.
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).
Please keep in mind that we will finish at Albertinaplatz, not where we met at the beginning. Albertinaplatz is well connected to public transport (U1, U2, U4).