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Free Tour Vienna Hohe Warte the beginning of the alps

Your Guru: Michael
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  • Vienna
  • Available in German
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

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 with their 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 with their 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.

Follow me on a highlight tour through a green oasis, the beginning of the alps 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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Sarah
04 Jul 2022 Cologne
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Michael führt spannend, lustig und fokussiert durch die Hohe Warte. Er geht auf seine Gäste offen und herzlich zu, versetzt einen ein Jahrhundert zurück und vermittelt ein umfassendes Bild der Wiener und ihrem Luxusbezirk. Vielen Dank an Michael.

Gili
03 Jul 2022 Haifa
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Travelled in group - Jul 2022

Michael was great! Accessible, knows to answer every question! Highly recommended

shlomi
24 Jun 2022 Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

ZOURAB
19 Jun 2022 New York
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Travelled alone - May 2022

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!

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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!