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 and I like 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


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

We start at the ramp of ALBERTINA, 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 rush through the GOLDEN QUARTER (via Kohlmarkt) to the place called AM HOF and end at the JUDENPLATZ (centre of Jewish Community in Middle Ages). 

I limit the number of visitors to max. 15 people and try to adapt to your interests and questions as much as possible.

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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 next to the entrance to the ALBERTINA Museum ON THE BASTION of the former Vienna city wall, in front of the EQUESTRIAN STATUE of Archduke Albrecht.

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    One of the most charming 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.

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    The former residence of the Habsburg dynasty and today's president of Austria. A huge complex of representative palaces and squares.

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    The place leading from the Imperial Palace to the Golden Quarter (business and luxury shopping area) and passing the Graben (with huge plague column) to St. Stephan Cathedral.

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    Am Hof

    Place close to the first Roman military base Vindobona, later the Babenbergs (dynasty before the Habsburgs) had their residence here. The former Arsenal of the citizens of Vienna (Zeughaus) houses today the central fire brigade.

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    Outside visit

    Centre of the Jewish Community in the Middle Age with museum, underground excavations (synagogue) and Holocaust Memorial.

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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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Alexandros 06 Apr 2024

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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

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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

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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.
Liis 30 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Jan was such a lovely and knowledgeable guide! I thoroughly enjoyed the walk with him. He intentionally keeps the groups small, and walking past all the other large free walking groups, I felt like I was on an intimate private tour (it was just me and a family of 4). Jan's knowledge and passion for Vienna and its history shines through, he shared a lot of interesting facts and tailored the content also according to the interests of the group. We even went over time and it wasn't rushed. Don't miss this opportunity, highly recommended!
Pavlina 28 Oct 2023

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Travelled in family - Oct 2023
Jan was a perfect guide with deep knowledge of Vienna and with a calm and friendly attitude.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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