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Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

1. Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

Begin your tour by meeting your private guide right outside where you're staying. Start exploring Vienna's old town and collect local tips as you go. Dive into Vienna's history and get acquainted with the must-see sights. Stroll down Ringstrasse and admire the opulence of the State Opera and the Hofburg Palace. Gaze up at the impressive spire and dazzling rooftop of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Learn more about the Austrian's capital's culture and its global influence. Pass by its famous coffee houses. See where famous historical figures lived, from the Habsburgs to Mozart.

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Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Crimes Guided Walking Tour

2. Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Crimes Guided Walking Tour

Explore the underside side of Vienna and uncover the hidden histories lurking behind every corner. Hear the infamous legends from your professional guide as you pass historical monuments with eery secrets. Visit the Palais Bathory, home of the infamous Elizabeth Bathory. Learn about her many deeds and how she bathed in the blood of virgins, earning her the name the "Bloody Countess." Turn a corner and arrive at the magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral, famous for its medieval crypts and tombs that hide a sinister past. Continue to the Himmelpfortgasse in the first district, known for its bloody history. Uncover the dark histories behind over ten locations in Vienna and hear the bloodcurdling crimes, many of which were committed by historical Viennese nobles.

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City Walk: Highlights of The Historic Center of Vienna

3. City Walk: Highlights of The Historic Center of Vienna

The walk begins in front of the Vienna State Opera, one of the most important opera houses in the world. Here you are given an overview of the development of the city to the present day. You continue from the Hotel Sacher to the Albertina with a stop at the "Monument to War and Fascism". Your walk then continues to the Hofburg, the former main residence of the Habsburg family. After being given a historical overview, you will go to the Ballhausplatz to see the Presidential Chancellery and the Federal Chancellery. Afterwards you will see the most important shopping streets of the historic center such as Kohlmarkt and Graben where you will hear stories about local coffee houses, pastries and Viennese cuisine. The walk ends in the heart of Vienna where the largest church in the country, the St. Stephen's Cathedral, is located. Here you will learn more about the Cathedral and its destruction during the Second World War.    

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Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

4. Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

Explore the many histories of Vienna on an insightful 3-hour walking tour in the company of published authors, professors or historians. Meet your guide at at Café Griensteidl on Michaelerplatz to look at the imperial palace of the Hofburg, site of power in the imperial city since the 13th century. Admire the Loos House by Austrian architect Adolf Loos, before going to the Kohlmarkt and Graben, Vienna’s most fashionable shopping districts. Your guide will point out the plague column, a baroque church, and grand buildings in different architectural styles along the way. Learn about the tripartite burials of the Habsburgs at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Go to a humble Capuchin church to see the sarcophagi of Vienna’s rulers, and marvel at the silver urns in St. Augustine’s Church. At the edge of the inner city, discover remnants of the 12th-century city walls, built to protect Vienna from the Ottoman Empire. Tour the grand boulevard of the Ringstrasse, built when the city walls were destyoyed. Continue to Schwarzenbergplatz to admire the memorial to Russian soldiers that died liberating Vienna from the Nazis. Take a quick detour to Belvedere Palace, before getting views of the Naschmarkt and golden dome of the Secession building in Karlsplatz. Finally, weave your way through the Museums Quartier and Maria Theresien Platz, home to Vienna’s largest concentration of museums.

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Vienna: Christmas Markets 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

5. Vienna: Christmas Markets 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Revel in the sights and sounds of Vienna’s festive period on a walking tour of 3 of its picturesque Christmas markets, and see Vienna’s prettiest squares transform for the season with the aromas and flavors of winter. The illuminated buildings of the Ringstraße make a fabulous backdrop for a host of baked goods, hot punch and roasted chestnuts. Go to the Arts and Crafts Market in the shadow of St. Charles Church (Karlskirche). Visit the Old Vienna Christkindl Markt at Freyung, ringed by the city palaces and Schottenkirche. A calmer alternative to the crowds of Rathausplatz, the market provides plenty of opportunities to sample Christmas goodies (at your own expense). Next, visit the Kingdom of Lights at Rathausplatz, Vienna’s largest Christmas market, with roots that date back to the 18th century. As well as dozens of food stalls, browse the beautiful handmade arts and crafts from Austria and Central Europe. See elaborately decorated Christmas trees in the park, including the Kasperl tree (“Tree of Seals”) and Herzerlbaum (“Tree of Hearts.”) Along the way you will see festive lights at sights such as the Cathedral, Hofburg Palace, Spanish Riding School and City Hall. Marvel at the decorations of the main shopping boulevards, such as Graben and Kohlmarkt, and catch the strains of Haydn, Mozart and Strauss in the Rathaus every weekend leading up to Christmas.

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Vienna: Private Walking Tour

6. Vienna: Private Walking Tour

Choose a tour of Vienna with a duration of 1 to 4 hours and learn more about its history, architecture, culture, and people. Get to know Vienna from a different perspective and stroll through the narrow streets and magnificent boulevards to famous buildings and monuments with your certified tour guide. You can decide which of Vienna's highlights you want to see. For example, you can visit Michaelerplatz with its Roman and medieval excavations and see the interior of St. Michael’s Church. Admire the treasures of the Hofburg Palace and listen to true stories about Empress Sisi. Stroll across Heldenplatz and hear stories about the Austrian heroes. Listen to stories about Josef II at Josefsplatz and learn more about the National Library, the Spanish Riding School, the Augustinian Church, and the Habsburgs. Walk past the Albertina, home to the largest graphic collection in the world, and see the Monument Against War and Fascism. Find out why the architect of the State Opera committed suicide, where Sachertorte was invented, and which building previously stood on the grounds of Hotel Sacher. At Neuer Markt you can discover the strange Imperial Crypt burial rituals of the Habsburgs and learn where Mozart died. Hear about the importance of the house at Franziskanerplatz and explore Blutgasse to experience how the people of Vienna used to live and how they live today. Listen to the legends of St. Stephan, visit Figlmüller with the famous Wiener Schnitzel, and explore the old university district. Admire the magnificent Baroque church of the Jesuits, discover the city walks, and explore the Greek quarter. Discover Vienna’s oldest church, St. Rupert's Church, and immerse yourself in the eventful history of the Romans and Jews in Vienna. Hear anecdotes about King Richard the Lionheart as you walk past the beautiful Baroque Pestsäule on the Graben before reaching Kohlmarkt with the Demel pastry shop. You can then enjoy a stroll back to the starting point.

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Vienna Old Town: Half-Day Walking Tour

7. Vienna Old Town: Half-Day Walking Tour

Spend 3 hours touring Vienna’s beautiful buildings and neighborhoods. Begin your day in the quaint artisans’ quarters, full of hidden courtyards, narrow alleys, and handsome churches. Hear all about the city's development as your guide leads you to secret spots along your walk. Visit the Romanesque and Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, at the heart of Vienna for more than 550 years. Check out the shopping districts Graben and Kohlmarkt as you stroll down lively pedestrian streets, too. Next, see a different side to the city in the neighborhood of Hofburg Palace. Learn the history of how Hapsburg nobility desired to be at the center of Austro-Hungarian power via the outstanding architecture of the Heldenplatz. The tour ends with a visit to the buildings of Golden Mile. See City Hall, the Parliament, the Fine Art Museum, and the opera house of the Vienna State Opera.

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Vienna Old Town and St. Stephen's Cathedral Walking Tour

8. Vienna Old Town and St. Stephen's Cathedral Walking Tour

Enjoy a fun and informative walk through the highlights of Vienna's old town. Walk in the footsteps of Viennese history from the Middle Ages to the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph I. Learn about the mystical architectural history of  St. Stephen's Cathedral and find out why the devil wanted to prevent the building's completion. Then step inside and discover this magnificent Gothic cathedral. Then continue to the Graben and see the historic baroque plague column. Stroll towards the Kohlmarkt until you reach the Michaelerplatz with the imperial façade of the Vienna Hofburg. Start at the stable castle and continue on to Josefsplatz which boasts great views of the imperial library. See the equestrian statue of Emperor Joseph II in the middle of the square. Pass through a gate and walk further into a small courtyard overlooking the choir of the Vienna Hofburgkapelle. Arrive at the Schweizerhof of the Vienna Hofburg. Head through the Swiss Gate, an important Renaissance work of art, and reach the inner square of the castle. Marvel at the monument Emperor Franz II./I. where your historic city tour will end.

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Vienna: Half-Day Private Walking Tour

9. Vienna: Half-Day Private Walking Tour

Take a walk through the historical center of Vienna on a private 3-hour tour, and see all the main monuments while you hear the history of the city. Following a pick-up from your hotel (or other location on arrangement), stroll - or use the public transport system - to the Hofburg Palace, the imperial residence of the Habsburg Empire. Discover the city’s grand squares and courtyards of the Old Town. Stroll down the famous Graben, and admire the façades of handsome buildings and monuments such as the Pestsäule, built by Emperor Leopold I following the Great Plague of Vienna. Walk down the elegant Kohlmarkt, and look in the windows of fashionable boutiques. Pass the legendary Demel pastry shop, and stop outside St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Next, see the splendid buildings of the Ringstraße, including the Austrian Parliament, Imperial Court Theater, City Hall, University, and Vienna State Opera House. See the Museum of Art History and Museum of Natural History. Continue to the Belvedere Palace to see the baroque summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy. Get a beautiful view over the city from the park. 

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Introducing Vienna Part 3: Middle Ages & Judaism

10. Introducing Vienna Part 3: Middle Ages & Judaism

On this tour you will immerse yourself in the history of Vienna. Learn more about the city and its history as you explore the picturesque streets that have shaped the character of Vienna since the Middle Ages. You will also hear many legends and stories along the way. Whether the Middle Ages, modern times, or present day, you can listen to entertaining and amusing stories, and learn important and interesting historical facts. Admire unusual buildings, narrow streets, and religious buildings, some of which have withstood the ravages of several wars. Learn more about the tragic history of Viennese Jews during the times of the world wars. Along the way you will see the highlights of the city including the Monument to Karl Lueger, the Museum and University of Applied Arts, the former Ministry of War, and the Austrian Postal Savings Bank. Stroll through the Greek Quarter and pass by the Jewish City Temple and St. Rupert’s Church. Your tour guide will tell you more about the old town hall, the Bohemian Chancellery, and Judenplatz with the Vienna Gesera. On your way down Kurrentgasse, past the Graben and the Pestsäule, you will reach Kohlmarkt. Learn more about the famous Demel pastry shop and the Große Michaelerhaus, and admire the old Burgtheater. This tour continues on from Part 1 and Part 2 provided by the same tour operator. The tour provides additional information about the history of Vienna.

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What people are saying about Kohlmarkt

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 106 reviews

It was an amazing tour.There were so many fascinating stories, the explanation was very vivid and it felt like traveling in time.The tour guide is very knowledgeable and knows the stories in depth and is generally very passionate about history.I strongly recommend this tour.

Booking the tour was quick and straightforward. The guide responded to our requests and questions. It was noticed that he made the tours with passion. A huge compliment and thanks to Pacic Christian for the interesting hours in Vienna

Experienced guide with rich knowledge. Private tours are just great, mass tours should be saved.

If you like true crime this tour is the best you can get in Vienna. The guide is a legend.

Very informative and strongly recommended for non locals visiting vienna.