Best of Vienna Walking Tour

Vienna, Austria

Experience hosted by Hannes

2.5 hours, Hosted in English and German
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Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Discover Vienna's historic old town on a fun and comprehensive walking tour with me. We leave the big tour groups behind and explore the city in our own small team. Let's make it interactive - there are no dumb questions ;)

We start on the banks of the Danube canal to find out why the Romans decided to settled down here of all places. A short walk later we marvel at the impressive tower of St. Stephen's Cathedral while I tell you about its hidden symbolism of numbers. Further highlights on the way include Mozart's apartment, the old Greek quarter, romantic hidden alleys and courtyards, the Spanish Riding School as well as an almost real da Vinci. Upon arrival at the vast Hofburg Palace complex we will finally talk about the rise of the mightiest family in the history of Europe: the Habsburgs.

But Vienna's history doesn't stop with the fall of the Habsburgs: where did Hitler speak in front of 200,000 cheering Austrians? And what makes modern-day Vienna the city with the highest standard of living worldwide?

While taking in the beauty of the city I will keep you entertained with the best stories about its past and present - plus some questionable jokes!

Other things to note
Please keep in mind that we finish at Albertinaplatz, not where we met at the beginning. Albertinaplatz is well connected to public transport (U1, U2, U4).
Discover Vienna's historic old town on a fun and comprehensive walking tour with me. We leave the big tour groups behind and explore the city in our own small team. Let's make it interactive - there are no dumb questions ;)

We start on the banks of the Danube canal to find out why the Romans decided to settled down here of all places. A short walk later we marvel at the impressive tower of St. Stephen's Cathedral while I tell you abou…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Maps

Meet your host, Hannes

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi! I'm Hannes, Austrian born and Viennese by choice.

I studied tourism management and started working as tour guide across Europe after my graduation. What a job that was! I had the opportunity to learn so much about European history and to explore numerous cities and regions. After a couple of years on the road I decided to return home. Back in Vienna I successfully completed a two-year degree to become a certified Austria guide. I have been raving about Vienna’s history and beauty ever since.
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Where you'll be

We will stay in the historic old town of Vienna and visit the most impressive sights and buildings. However, I will also take you to some lesser known areas of the old town. We meet at Schwedenplatz (subway U4/U1) and finish our walk at Albertina square (U1/U2/U4).

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 416 reviews.

Marisa
July 2021
This was a great walking tour. Never a dull moment. Hannes is well informed and offers a few nuggets of comedy to break up the seriousness of the history. My 14 year old son and I really enjoyed this tour.
Anuradha
July 2021
Hannes is an excellent tour guide with a vast amount of historical as well as contemporary knowledge! I don’t think we would be able to enjoy Vienna as much if it wasn’t for his tour. His food/coffee recommendations were also great!
Lucila
July 2021
If you want a tour that includes the history of Vienna, then Hannes will be a good choice. He is a good storyteller and has some good material supporting his speech which helps those knowing little of Austria. If the calendar doesn’t fit you write to Hannes as he was flexible with us. 😊 This tour was a great experience!
If you want a tour that includes the history of Vienna, then Hannes will be a good choice. He is a good storyteller and has some good material supporting his speech which helps tho…
Jasmine
July 2021
This was such a great tour! it was very informative and everything that you see during it is beautiful. I love that our questions got asked jokes were made and it was just a nice relaxing day. if you are in Vienna for a short amount of time, I definitely recommend doing this tour!
This was such a great tour! it was very informative and everything that you see during it is beautiful. I love that our questions got asked jokes were made and it was just a nice…
Zoë
July 2021
Es war eine sehr spannende Führung! Hannes ist ein sympathischer und humorvoller Mann, der sehr viel weiss. Wir sind mit ihm durch Häuser und haben viele Details an Denkmälern und Häusern entdeckt. Uns ist fast der Kinnladen runter über die Geschichten der Habsburger, die uns Hannes zu erzählen wusste. Wir können die Tour herzlichst empfehlen.
Es war eine sehr spannende Führung! Hannes ist ein sympathischer und humorvoller Mann, der sehr viel weiss. Wir sind mit ihm durch Häuser und haben viele Details an Denkmälern und…
Sian
July 2021
Really enjoyed the tour with Hannes! He took us to many great places and had lots of fun facts and stories for all. I would definitely recommend.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes

Water