Hohe Warte where the Alps begin

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: German, English
Guru: Michael
Quality Verified Registered on April 09, 2022

I am a certified tour guide, travel blogger and globetrotter. As a local I love to explore the city that inspires me with my guests. Follow me on a Tour to the most important sights with their exciting stories with good and fun mood! For more information about me visit me on Instagram (@michaelsrootsinvienna) or www.michaelsrootsinvienna.at

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Do you know the Beverly Hills of Vienna? In the fin de siècle there was no place that was more popular: the Hohe Warte in Döbling! Follow me on a moving free tour through a green oasis, the beginning of the Alps in the middle of Vienna!

We meet at the terminus of the underground line U4 (Heiligenstadt), which you can reach in a few minutes from downtown Vienna.

To start, we will visit the Karl-Marx-Hof, the longest contiguous residential building in the world and talk about the social movement and architecture at the beginning of the 20th century.

Then we move to Hohe Warte and visit the extraordinary villas of the richest and most influential personalities of the fin de siècle.

At the Beethoven monument, we shed light on the city's unique musical history which established Vienna as a cultural metropolis.

After around 2.5 hours, our tour ends in Heiligenstadt and you will learn how wine and wine taverns shape Vienna to this day.

Some of the main stops in the tour:

* Josef Hofmann's artists' colony
* former Rothschild Park - once the richest family in the world
* Hohe Warte Stadion, once the largest stadium in Europe
* ZAMG - how the weather is made in Austria
* Japanese Garden - one of the most beautiful gardens in Vienna
* Tips, recommendations, things to see, to do, etc.

Quality is my top priority and therefore I guide in smaller groups only. 

Hint: take your camera with you

I am looking forward meeting you!

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  • Meeting point:
    Heiligenstadt S+U, 1190 Wien, Austria
    Heiligenstadt S+U, 1190 Wien, Austria
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    Exit U4 station Heiligenstadt - at the bus station Heiligenstadt

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Molly 23 Aug 2022
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022

The guided walk 'Hohe Warte - der Beginn der Alpen' with Michael around the 19th district of Vienna was very interesting. He shared many interesting facts about lesser...

Martina 23 Aug 2022
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Michael's tour hit the spot for us! He is a fun and engaging storyteller, and time flies by so quickly. We are very happy with the route that was off the beaten track ...

Sarah 04 Jul 2022
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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...

Gili 03 Jul 2022
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Travelled in group - Jul 2022

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

Maria 26 May 2022
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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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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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