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Free Tour Vienna Hohe Warte and Heiligenstadt

Your Guru: Michael
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  • Vienna
  • Available in German, English
  • 3 hours

About the Guru

I am a certified tour guide, travel blogger and globetrotter. Vienna is my home town and I love exploring the city that inspires me with my guests. Follow me on a walk to the most important sights and exciting stories.

I am a certified tour guide, travel blogger and globetrotter. Vienna is my home town and I love exploring the city that inspires me with my guests. Follow me on a walk to the most important sights and exciting stories.

About the Tour

Do you know about the Beverly Hills of Vienna? In the times of Fin de Siècle there was no place that was more popular: the Hohe Warte in Döbling! Based on the magnificent historic villas, the legendary Art Colony of Josef Hoffmann, the former largest football stadium in Europe and the health resort of Ludwig van Beethoven, we explore the rise and fate of most important personalities of their time.

Accompany me on a highlight tour through a green oasis in Vienna!

 1) We meet in front of the terminal of the metro line U4 (Heiligenstadt), which you can reach in a few minutes from Vienna's city center. We start by visiting the Karl-Marx-Hof, the longest connected residential building in the world!

2) Then we take the public bus (2 stops) to Villa Hohe Warte and start our walk to the extraordinary villas of the richest and most influential personalities at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries.

3) On our way we also take a look at the legendary Hohe-Warte Stadium, once the largest football stadium in Europe.

4) The path with wonderful views of the city leads us to the world-famous Art Colony of Josef Hoffmann and his artist colleagues of the Viennese Art Nouveau.

5) We continue to explore the leftovers of the Rothschild Park, a place of the former wealthiest family in Europe and delve into the networks of the most influential personalities of the Habsburg Empire.

6) During a short stop at the Beethoven monument, we will have a look on the tragic life story of the brilliant composer and continue to the center of one of Vienna's oldest suburbs called Heiligenstadt.

7) After a short sidestep to the villa of Bruno Kreisky, the most important Austrian politician of the 20th century, the tour ends at the oldest restaurants and wine taverns in Vienna, which you are welcome to visit afterwards.

8) If you are interested, you will also receive hints for a subsequent walk to the Beethovengang in Nußdorf or to the Kahlenberg, the most beautiful vantage point of the city.

9) Whatever you decide, you can always take the public bus back to the starting point at the end of the subway line U4.

Take a camera with you!

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How to find me: Exit U4 station Heiligenstadt - at the bus station Heiligenstadt

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 10 people.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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Maria
26 May 2022 Cologne
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Wir hatten eine super Führung, er hat sich viel Zeit genommen, obwohl wir nur zu zweit waren :) Super viel historisches Wissen und eine Menge spannende Anekdoten!

Cristina
23 Apr 2022 Vienna
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022

Michael makes a point doing the best. Has extensive knowledge on Art, History and Art History, as well as Literature and Culture as a whole. The best of all is his love for Vienna, and the intersection of all of this during his tours. I highly recommend him.

Thomas
23 Apr 2022 Vienna
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022

Die "Hohe Warte-Tour" mit Michael war sehr aufschlussreich und interessant und auch für mich als Wiener voller überraschender Informationen und Geschichten. Michael erzählt neben den "main facts" auch viele Details am Rande und das in einer sehr charmanten und lockeren Art. Kurz gesagt: eine sehr unterhaltsame, gut durchdachte und vor allem kurzweilige Tour durch eine tolle Ecke von Wien - danke!

Michael
23 Apr 2022 Rome
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Travelled alone - Apr 2022

Sehr interessante und kurzweilige Tour in einem schönen, aber wenig bekannten Gebiet Wiens. Etwas für Kenner!

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!