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Historical spots in Vienna - Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: German, English
Guru: Jan
Quality Verified Registered on June 20, 2023

Hello, my name is Jan, I am licensed Austria Guide and I enjoy to show visitors some of the most attractive historical spots of Vienna! As I believe in „you only see what you know“, let's walk and look together at some beautiful places and talk about their history and their celebrities. The Habsburgs have been key players in Europe for 650 years and this you can still see and feel in Vienna. Small groups, interaction and my enthusiasm is what you can expect. Looking forward to meet you, to show you around and to answer your questions!

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Tour description

Hello,

in this "classic tour" you will see some of the most attractive historical spots of Vienna.

I wait for you (RED UMBRELLA!) at the ramp of ALBERTINA (PLEASE COME UP THE STAIRS!), next to the STATE OPERA. Walking via JOSEFSPLATZ, passing through inner court yards of the HOFBURG we reach the HELDENPLATZ. After this huge complex of representative buildings we continue to MINORITENPLATZ, FREYUNG, AM HOF, JUDENPLATZ (centre of Jewish Community in Middle Ages) and end at the HOHER MARKT with the ANKERUHR. 

I limit the number of visitors to max. 15 people and look foward to guide you and your questions!

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Albertinapl. 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
    Albertinapl. 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
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    I will be waiting (RED UMBRELLA) next to the entrance to the ALBERTINA Museum (PLEASE COME UP THE STAIRS) on the BASTION of the former Vienna city wall, in front of the EQUESTRIAN STATUE of Archduke Albrecht.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Albertinaplatz

    Place named after Archduke Albert of Sachsen-Teschen, married to Maria Christina, daughter of empress Maria Theresia, their residence on the remains of the OLD CITY WALL and his collection of art, the ALBERTINA. View at the STATE OPERA and the MEMORIAL AGAINST WAR AND FASCISM. Please come up the stairs to the entrance of the Albertina, and look out for me, with the red umbrella!).

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Josefsplatz

    One of the most charming baroque places in Vienna. The baroque STATE HALL with the former COURT LIBRARY surrounded by the Ballroom of the Habsburgs, the entrance to AUGUSTINIAN CHURCH, Palais PALFY and Palais PALLAVICINI.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Hofburg

    The former RESIDENCE of the Habsburg dynasty and today's president of Austria. A huge COMPLEX OF REPRESENTATIVE PALACES of the Dukes, Archdukes, Kings and Queens and Emperors between the 13th and 20th century.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Minoritenplatz

    MINORITENCHURCH and the palaces DIETRICHSTEIN, LIECHTENSTEIN and STARHEMBERG.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Freyung

    Church and monastery called "at the Scots".

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Am Hof

    Place where the first Roman military base VINDOBONA used to be, later the BABENBERGS (dynasty before the Habsburgs) had here their residence. The former ARSENAL of the citizens of Vienna (Zeughaus) houses today the central fire brigade of Vienna.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Judenplatz

    Centre of the medieval JEWISH COMMUNITY in the Middle Age with museum, underground excavations (synagogue) and HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Hoher Markt - Ankeruhr

    The HOHE MARKT is where the former roman legion camp VINDOBONA used to be. In the centre the VERMÄHLUNGSBRUNNEN (marriage fountain) and the art nouveau ANKERUHR, designed by Franz Matsch.

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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4.94
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4.63
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4.94
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5.0
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4.93
P 11 May 2024
Stockholm

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Good guide and nice conversation style enjoyed the tour. You should take this
Ruth 29 Apr 2024
Porthcawl

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
I was the only one who turned up for the tour, so I had a private tour. Amazing. Jan is so passionate and informative about Vienna. A privilege to have had him as a guide, the others do not know what they missed out on.
Alexandros 06 Apr 2024
Thessaloniki

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
Jan loves what he does and will help you learn a lot about Vienna!
Frida 09 Mar 2024
Vienna

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
I very much enjoyed the tour through the city center of Vienna with Jan. Jan is very knowledgeable. He is able to sketch a clear overview of the history of Vienna and the Habsburgers, and he has the detailed facts ready. He seems to know all the important architects of the city palaces and the sculptors of artworks throughout the city. I found this really impressive. Also, the tour was very gemütlich. It is pleasant to listen to Jan and he is friendly.
John 03 Feb 2024
Sydney

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
One of the best GuruWalks we have done. Ja was very accommodating especially as the group turned out to be less than the minimum requirement. Lots of info at a good pace. Highly recommended.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
Pets
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.
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