Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour

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Vienna is home to a number of gorgeous landmarks, from the Hofburg Palace and Town Hall to the Austrian Parliament Building and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Discover these classical sights, as well as some of the city’s hidden gems, on this approximately 2,5-3 hour, walking tour. As you wander around the city center, your guide will regale you with stories about the city’s history, architecture, and the many famous residents who have called Vienna home.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Dace Schaerf

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Stop At: Maria Theresien Square

Maria-Theresien-Platz is a large public square between Ringstrasse and the Museumsquartier. Facing each other from the sides of the square are two twin buildings, the Natural History Museum and the Art History Museum. Square is decorated by the grand statue of empress Maria Theresa.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Maria Theresia Denkmal

The most impressive monument on Ringstrasse with grand Empress Maria Theresia and many another figures including W.A.Mozart.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ringstrasse

The Ringstrasse is a circular grand boulevard that serves as a road around the historic central part of Vienna. Ringstrasse replaced the medieval city fortifications in the second half of 19th century. Today it is a beautiful complex of grand buildings including City Hall, Parliament, Burgtheater, Vienna State University, State Opera and many more. Historic Ring Road style is using elements of Classical, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Ringstrasse is designated by UNESCO as a part of Vienna’s World Heritage Site.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Royal art collection , this tour is beginning just next to this wonderful building.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Burgtor

Neoclassical main castle gate built after napoleonic wars.

Duration: 1 minutes

Stop At: Neue Burg

The New Castle houses several museums like Austrian History Museum, World Museum, Imperial Armoury and National Library. Also Hofburg Congress Centre is located here. From balcony of the Neu Castle Adolf Hitler proclaimed the "Anschluss" of Austria into the Third Reich.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Heldenplatz

Heroes Square is a large open, green area attached to city after the old bastion adjacent to the palace was demolished during the Napoleonic Wars.

Duration: 2 minutes

Pass By: Sisi Museum

Perfect place to explore the tragic personality and life of fascinating Habsburg empress

Stop At: The Hofburg

From 13th century until 1918 the grand royal palace complex in historic part of Vienna was the political centre of the Habsburg monarchy. Today Hofburg houses Austrian Federal President Office and several museums

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Bundeskanzleramt Oesterreich

Office of Federal Chancellor of Austria

Pass By: State Hall of the Austrian National Library

the Austrian National Library is one of the most important libraries in the world

Pass By: Spanish Riding School

Baroque Winter Riding School at Hofburg Palace is the famous location where the elegant white Lipizzan Stallions are performing and training regularly.

Stop At: St. Michael's Church

St. Michael’s Church dates back to year 1220. One of the most fascinating Vienna's churches with a very special atmosphere.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Historic Center of Vienna

Historic center of Vienna is main subject of this tour. We will discover main attractions of old historic part of Vienna.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Rathaus

Beautiful neo gothic City Hall is an excellent event location and the seat of Vienna’s government.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Burgtheater

One of the best theaters in the world.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Beethoven Pasqualatihaus

A former residence of Ludwig van Beethoven, located in an exposed position on the ramp of the former town fortifications.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By:

Some of the greatest writers and composers, architects and painters, psychoanalysts and revolutionaries have met here once- over coffee, cake and a cigar - in Vienna's most beautiful coffee house.

Stop At: Volksgarten

Volksgarten At the center of the park stands the Theseus Temple- small replica of Hephaisteion In Athens- was originally designed to present Antonio Canova’s sculpture. The Cortisches coffee house in Volksgarten was a popular place where even Austrian composer Johann Strauss used to play his waltzes.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Freyung Passage

The Palais Ferstel originally housed the Austro-Hungarian National Bank and the Stock Exchange.

Stop At: Freyung

This square is one of the oldest in Vienna's city center and impresses with its intimate and picturesque atmosphere.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Graben and Kohlmarkt

Most elegant pedestrian street in Vienna

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Stephansplatz

Heart and soul of Vienna, most central square

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. Stephen's Cathedral

Cathedral and symbol of Vienna

Duration: 5 minutes
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