Hohe Warte: where the Alps meet Vienna

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 exciting stories in a 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 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!

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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-known places with much enthusiasm. I enjoyed being introduced to a part of the city I never would have visited on my own!
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 but still gave us a fantastic insight into the history of Vienna at the beginning of the 20th ct. At the end of the tour we passed by an inviting wine tavern (heuriger) and decided to have lunch there. It was a reall Vienna experience. We highly recommend Michael's tour.
Sarah 04 Jul 2022

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Travelled alone - Jul 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

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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 4 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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