Guided tour

Vienna: World War II Historical Walking Tour

Activity provider: Good Vienna Tours

Vienna: World War II Historical Walking Tour

Activity provider: Good Vienna Tours
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Explore the city that had the greatest influence on Adolf Hitler. Learn what happened in Vienna during and after WWII on this guided walking tour.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Stop at the only synagogue that survived the Nazi regime
  • Visit Vienna’s somber Holocaust memorial
  • See the scars of WWII and the remains of the divided city after the war
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Uncover the social and political climate of Vienna and how this influenced the mind of a young Adolf Hitler during this guided walking tour. View historical sights like a synagogue that survived WWII and a Holocaust memorial.

The 2.5-hour walking tour begins in front of the Albertina Museum, next to Vienna’s world-famous Opera House. Your guide will provide an insight into Hitler’s early years and his ideology. You’ll learn why and how the art student became a feared dictator. Learn about the effect that over 100,000 bombs had on the city. Hear about what happened to the city’s large Jewish community when ethnic rivalry and fear seized Vienna. See the only synagogue that survived the Nazi regime and visit Vienna’s somber Holocaust memorial. Learn how Vienna was divided after World War II: It was the only city in the world where the Allied powers managed a zone together.

  • Live guide
  • Walking tour
  • Entrances to attractions
  • Trip
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Look for the green umbrella in front of Albrechtsbrunnen, the fountain downstairs at the Albertina Museum, next to the Opera House (Subway stop: Karlsplatz/Oper)

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based on 365 reviews

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Dieter was great and very knowledgeable! He provided some wonderful information and was patient with the crowd's questions. We appreciated that he mentioned stories that were myths (with facts to back up busting them), and also admitted when there was commonly shared information that did not necessarily have solid evidence but has been strongly accepted by historians. We saw many sites on this tour that we otherwise would have missed. Definitely recommend this tour!!

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August 6, 2022

Deter was an excellent guide! He was knowledgeable and well prepared. He kept focused on the topic tying all comments/sites to Hitler's Vienna rather than a general introduction to Vienna. He answered all of our questions. He took care to make sure the participants were comfortable providing places to sit and access to toilets.

March 14, 2020

Very knowledgeable guide who did not gloss over any of Austria's past and involvement in the rise of facism. She told it how it was. She was very sympathetic and open, and came well prepared with lots of interesting photos. This was an excellent tour and covered a wide range of Vienna's more recent history from the middle of the 19th century onwards. She was able to answer a host of questions from the group and offered reasons and opinions. The length of the tour was just right. I would highly recommend. Thanks for a great afternoon.

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February 18, 2020

Product ID: 100947