City Tour Center of Power

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

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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.

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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  • 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".

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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Vict... 21 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Michael had an interesting route, with very entertaining stories and historical facts, to enrich the site seeing experience. We enjoyed it loads, depsite the cold and the wind! We highly recommend it! Thanks, Michael.
Nicklas 05 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Very engaging and informative. Amazing guide
Aya ... 28 Dec 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Michael was an amazing guru! He made the whole tour super fun and informative! We enjoyed it so much and we’ll definitely do it again whenever we’re in Vienna! 😍
Enrique 15 Dec 2022

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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
Explicaciones buenas y claras. Amabilidad y simpatia del guia. Todo genial.
Daiva 14 Dec 2022

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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
It was really nice. Much information and hints what we can look further ourselves. we also liked the atmosphere, good humor. Michael liked to answer our questions and we received a lot of information.. all questions have been aswered... We really enjoied the tour. a lot of historic content, that was exavtly we were looking for. Tahnk YOu
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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 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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