Vienna in ENGLISH - my favorite things (in SPANISH by request)

11 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

Cream-colored buildings and crisp apple strudels. Doorbells and nice stairs and schnitzel with noodles... :) I adore Vienna and I would love to show you around and let you enjoy the BEST parts of Vienna: its amazing architecture, rich culture and its incredible history! We'll meet at the right corner of the STATEOPERA (Herbert von Karajan Platz) and I´ll talk why this bilding is considered the "soul of Austria". We'll explore the Winter Palace (the Hofburg) and hear anecdotes about the Royals, will see the Heroes' Square, the Twin Museums, The Parliament, the City Hall, the Lipizzaner horses, etc, etc. And the "icing on the cake" will be St. Stephen's Cathedral. You're going to fall in love with it, I promise! ;)

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Giselle Tours Vienna

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Wiener Staatsoper

The State Opera was built 150 years ago and caused a huge scandal at the beginning. Why? You´ll learn during this tour! ;)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Albertina

The Albertina museum ist one of the most embelmatic venues in Vienna. The name ist composed by Albert + Chritina. Who were they? I'll explain you on that stop.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Looshaus

The Looshaus building (which currently houses the Raiffeisen bank) was built in 1910 by a modern architect Adolf Loos and caused a real scandal due to its sober façade. Because of the lack of ornaments in the design, the Viennese began to call the building "The house without eyebrows".

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Heldenplatz

In the Heroes´ Square you´ll be amazed by the statues of two glorious generals. One of them fought against the Turks (Ottoman Empire) and had the Belvedere Palace built, where the famous G.Klimt painting "The Kiss" is currently located. We´ll observe the flags of a very important international organization (OSZE), the flags of the chancellery and the offices of the president. We´ll take a glance at the balcony of the national library, from where Hitler declared the annexation to the Third Reich (Anschluss). We´ll talk about the tragedy of World War II.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Hofburg

The Hofburg Winter Palace will be our "highlight" of the guided tour. Built at different times, it represents a curious mix of architectural styles. The Royals lived here and had great parties, apart from ruling the Empire... ;D The Hofburg Winter Palace will be our "highlight" of the guided tour. Built at different times, it represents a curious mix of architectural styles. Here the Emperors lived, had parties and made political decisions. You´ll hear how the myth of Empress Sisi was born and the reasons why she was so unhappy in this Palace. You´ll understand why the Empress Sisi was so unhappy "in this golden cage", as she used to say...

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. Michael's Church

St. Michael´s Church was the church of the aristocracy in the Habsburg era. The Mozart's entire Requiem was conducted here for the first time after the death of the great composer.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Spanish Riding School

We´ll make a mandatory stop at the doors of the Spanish Riding School, based on the classical dressage of the robust Lipizzaner horses. You´ll learn where the name of this breed comes from and why they're so prominent today.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Graben and Kohlmarkt

We´ll see a part of the most expensive street in Vienna - Kohlmarkt, where Sisi´s favorite pastry shop is still located. We'll talk about the sweets that not even the Empress could resist.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Maria Theresia Denkmal

The famous empress who reigned for 40 years and introduced many important reforms. And had 16 children... ;D

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Volksgarten

We´ll pass through the "people´s park" - the Volksgarten. I´ll talk about numerous rose bushes and you can take hundreds of photos here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Michaelerplatz

The Michaelerplatz square contains a true hidden gem that often goes unnoticed: the Roman remains from 2000 years ago. We´ll talk about Vienna´s past from Roman times and the meaning of the square today.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rathaus

City Hall offers many events in front in the Plaza. I´ll mention few of them.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At:

St. Stephen´s Cathedral is the spiritual heart of Austria. I´ll show you some very curious objects on the façade and I´ll advise you what you shouldn´t miss inside of this Gothic jewel.

Duration: 10 minutes
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