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The cradle of Vienna - Downtown Walking Tour from a Corner to the Corner of Vindobona

Your Guru: Mario
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5.0
22 ratings
  • Vienna
  • Available in English
  • 2h and 30min

About the Guru

Hi there! You are reading these lines because you wish to visit and explore Vienna soon :) I LOVE THE WAY YOU THINK!!! My family and friends call me Mario. I've done many jobs in my life until I discovered the perfect one for me: the love of exploring the culture, legends, and stories from the past with people from all over the world while roaming through the charming str... More

Hi there! You are reading these lines because you wish to visit and explore Vienna soon :) I LOVE THE WAY YOU THINK!!! My family and friends call me Mario. I've done many jobs in my life until I discovered the perfect one for me: the love of exploring the culture, legends, and stories from the past with people from all over the world while roaming through the charming streets, historical buildings, and world-class museums of the city to which I owe so much. Whether you're staying a week or just one day, there are plenty of reasons to fall in love with this town. You don't believe me? Be my guest, take a tour and get your feet wet! It is free! See you soon! Your Mario

About the Tour

Welcome to Vienna, the cultural capital of Central Europe and home to almost two Million lucky inhabitants.
On this 2.5-hour free walk downtown tour from a corner to the corner of the former Roman military camp Vindobona, the cradle of Vienna, we'll sail through more than 2,000 years of the city's history. Unfortunately, there is not much left to see from Roman times. This is because generations that followed the Romans recycled almost every stone for their buildings. However, a careful observer will not miss the traces of five centuries of Roman life in Vienna.
Our tour starts at the Schwedenplatz, a vivid traffic junction of the city center and, therefore, a meeting point for tourists and locals. Next, we'll walk through the Bermuda Triangle – Vienna's famous Party Mile that includes the town's oldest church and oldest synagogue.
Then we'll go to Hoher Markt – one of the oldest squares and therefore historical city center of trade and power as well as life and death with famous Ankeruhr (a musical clock), Römermuseum (Roman Museum) and fountain with the motif of the Marriage of the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph. Judenplatz – the center of one of the most prosperous Middle-Age Jewish communities in Europe with the Holocaust Memorial, Jewish Museum, and Lessing statue is our next goal.
Then follows Am Hof – where the first Duke of Austria Heinrich II., and his wife Theodora, a byzantine princess, built the palace with a knight's tournament court.
Finally, our tour ends in a garden of Schottenkloster – (Scottish Monastery). Here, protected from the noise of the city and in the shadows of plane trees, you can take a well-deserved refreshment, lunch or a Viennese café.
 
I'm looking forward to walking and talking with you!
Your Mario

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: You will find me in a small Park across from McDonald's (Rotenturmstraße 29/Franz-Josefs-Kai 25, 1010 Wien) with a white umbrella.Take the underground to Schwedenplatz station (on the red U1 and green U4 lines). Exit Rotenturmstraße.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (22)

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Professionalism
5.0
Fun
4.8
Expression
4.9
Quality
4.95
Route
4.95
Michal
14 Aug 2022 Petah Tikva
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

,סיור מקצועי, מדריך בעל ידע רב קשוב, עונה על כל שאלה, גמיש (היינו קבוצה קטנה והוא התאים את עצמו, המסלול וההתייחסות בהלימה לגודל הקבוצה), מומלץ מאוד

Allison
11 Aug 2022 Los Angeles
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022

Melanie
11 Aug 2022 Montreal
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Mario est très sympathique. Il est très généreux de son temps. Plusieurs petites longueurs d’explications qui auraient pu être profitables pour voir plus de sites. Aurions aimé plus de petits trucs en fin de tour pour apprécier la ville. Nous avons tout de même vraiment apprécié notre moment.

Jessika
09 Aug 2022 Curitiba
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Mario was so kind with is and he new so much about Vienna’s history, this tour was a pleasant surprise!

Dylan
06 Aug 2022

Indeed, we had a lovely tour of Vienna with Mario. So knowedgable, super fun, very interactive and some lovely stories we’ll take away with us! Higly recommend!

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!