Private tour of historical Vienna with Jan

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This private tour gives you an insight into the history of Vienna and Austria through a leisurely stroll in the city’s old town. The stories and topics are many, and all equally fascinating: Learn about one of the greatest dynasties in the world, the Habsburgs. Witness how their influence shaped Vienna and understand why the city is a baroque centrepiece in History. Uncover some of their biggest stories and the Grande Finale as their Empire came to a disastrous end a bit more than 100 years ago. It was a Golden age for Vienna, but also a schizophrenic one; modern, progressive, but also antisemitic and nationalistic. Surrounded by stunning art and architecture, and with these stories and more to guide you, I bring life to these ancient monuments and make this an immersive and unforgettable experience.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Jan Kepinski

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Stop At: Historic Center of Vienna

This tour explores the history of Vienna and Austria through the many cultural and historic monuments and buildings in Vienna's old town. You will also get acquainted with the eating and shopping opportunities as well as an insight as to what exactly make Vienna the most livable city in the world. Listed bellow are some of the highlights included in the tour.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Hofburg

The Hofburg is the former grand palace of the rulers of Austria. It is a patchwork of different wings and palace buildings from different periods by different rulers. We explore the palace's outer courtyards and tell story of the Habsburg dynasty, which is an essential part of the Austrian heritage.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Heldenplatz

The Hero's square is one of the best places to capture the grandeur of Viennese historic architecture. Great stories about the heros of the Austrian Empire will immerse you in the past and the mighty National Library palace will impress you with its size.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Maria Theresien Square

Flanked by the two impressive twin museums, Natural and Art History, stands a memorial to one of the most important Habsburg rulers: Maria Theresia. Under her rule Austria began its long enlightened modernization process which ultimately led the centralized state and the rise of a new middle class,: the bureaucrats. Her tale is one of overcoming challenges and successfully strengthening the Habsburg rule in Europe.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Conditorei SLUKA

A break is in order to enjoy some of the immateriell sides of the Austrian culture like cakes and coffee. Sluka is a traditional Viennese coffee house with a beautiful end-of-the century Art Nouveau interior.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Stephen's Cathedral

The spiritual and geographical heart of Vienna is the great St. Stephen's Cathedral. It's construction spans many decades and different styles. The story of its post war reconstruction is one of a positive and co operational spirit and reflects a people torn by war, but eager to come together for a successful future for both people and nation.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Jesuits

This is one of the finest but least visited baroque church in Vienna. There is no better place to immerse oneself with the incredibly flamboyant Austrian baroque.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stadtpark

Hugging the southern part of the great Ringstrasse boulevard of Vienna lies an elegant park dedicated to the many painters, musicians and politicians of Vienna's golden age. We escape the narrow streets of the old town to get a respite in this fresh and lush green space.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Graben and Kohlmarkt

These are the high end shopping streets of Vienna's old town. Dominated by famous luxurious brands and coffee houses these streets offer shopping like no other place in Vienna. Graben street is particularly interesting due to the impressive baroque plague column that commemorates the surviving of a devastating plague that raged across the country at the end of the 17th century.

Duration: 10 minutes
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