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Hohe Warte: where the Alps meet Vienna
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Do you know the Beverly Hills of Vienna? In the fin de siècle there was no place more popular then the Hohe Warte in Döbling! Follow me on a moving 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), easily accessible in a few minutes from downtown Vienna.
To start, we visit Karl-Marx-Hof, the longest contiguous residential building in the world and talk about the social movement and architecture of the beginning of the 20th century.
Next 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 of the tour:
- Josef Hofmann’s artists colony
- former Rothschild Park – once the richest family in the world
- Hohe Warte Stadion the largest stadium in Europe of that time
- ZAMG – how the weather is made in Austria
- Japanese Garden – a hidden garden treasure in Vienna
- Tips, recommendations, things to see and do
Quality is my top priority and therefore I guide in smaller groups only.
Hint: bring your camera
I am looking forward to meeting you!
Meeting point:Heiligenstadt S+U, 1190 Wien, AustriaHeiligenstadt S+U, 1190 Wien, Austria
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).