City Tour Center of Power

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

I am a certified tourist guide and tour manager, travel blogger and globetrotter. As a local I love to explore the city that inspires me with my guests. As a trainer, lecturer and former cabaret artist with stage experience, I stand for eloquence and punchlines. 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 booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Are you interested in a tour of the highlights in the center of imperial political power in Europe? Experience the most important sights of the Francisco-Josephine period, the time of Emperor Franz Josef I. and his Elisabeth, the famous Sisi?

Hardly any dynasty has shaped Vienna as much and is still so present in today’s cityscape! Join me on a walk to the most important milestones of their lives, also a must-see for all Sisi fans!

This tour will offer a perfect overview of the imperial city of Vienna! We meet in the city center at the Austriabrunnen and visit

  • Palais Niederösterreich where the Emperor’s reign began
  • Parliament building and the most beautiful palace on the Ringstrasse
  • Volksgarten with the Sisi monument
  • The Hofburg, the seat of power
  • Museumsquartier with Sisi’s „Wellness Center“
  • Lookout at the Kaiserforum from above
    (summer only)

Quality is my top priority and therefore I guide in smaller groups only. Therefore, please cancel in good time if you can't participate after all!

During the tour I will also give you tips and hints on other sights and shopping opportunities.

Tip: Don’t forget your camera!

I am looking forward to meeting you!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Freyung 7, 1010 Wien, Austria
    Freyung 7, 1010 Wien, Austria
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    I'll be waiting for you right at the Austriabrunnen (with a sign saying "GuruWalk".

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Austria fountain
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Palais Ferstel
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Palais Lower Austria
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Minorite Church
  • 5
    Outside visit
    City Hall of the City of Vienna
  • 6
    Outside visit
  • 7
    Outside visit
    houses of Parliament
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Palais Epstein
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Museum Quarter
  • 10
    Outside visit

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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Helena 30 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
It was absolutely amazing! He was so nice and really showed to us the love for his city!
Tatiana 26 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Great guide, highly recomlended!
Sudeep 07 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Great person ! Amazing narrating skills and polite in nature
Ramune 04 Aug 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
I have been in 3 free walking tours, heard some new facts in this one and also, big advantage, we visited not so touristic, but important and marvelous places like Parlament building and the beautiful rose garden with Sisi’s monument. Michael is such a acknowledged guru.
Kenneth 30 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
We learned a lot from the tour. Central Vienna is not mainly a centuries-old accumulation of imperial architecture. Most of it was built during the second half of the 19th century under Emperor Franz Josef after the failed revolution of 1848. our experience of the city is now much more meaningful.
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Who is this tour for?

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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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