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Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

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Learn the multi-layered history of Vienna on a 3-hour walking tour with an expert historian. Marvel at iconic buildings in the Museum Quarter, stroll down the fashionable Graben, see the Hapsburg monuments of Michaelerplatz, and more.

Highlights

  • Learn about the many layers of Vienna's history with expert historian guides
  • See the large concentration of museums in the Museums Quartier
  • Explore the fashionable shopping districts of Kohlmarkt and Graben
  • Admire the house built by Austrian architect Adolf Loos
  • Marvel at mournful St. Stephen’s Cathedral, last resting place of Austria's ruling Hapsburgs
  • Go to Schwarzenbergplatz to see the memorial to the liberating Russian soldiers of WW2

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Explore the many histories of Vienna on an insightful 3-hour walking tour in the company of published authors, professors or historians. Meet your guide at at Café Griensteidl on Michaelerplatz to look at the imperial palace of the Hofburg, site of power in the imperial city since the 13th century. Admire the Loos House by Austrian architect Adolf Loos, before going to the Kohlmarkt and Graben, Vienna’s most fashionable shopping districts. Your guide will point out the plague column, a baroque church, and grand buildings in different architectural styles along the way. Learn about the tripartite burials of the Habsburgs at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Go to a humble Capuchin church to see the sarcophagi of Vienna’s rulers, and marvel at the silver urns in St. Augustine’s Church. At the edge of the inner city, discover remnants of the 12th-century city walls, built to protect Vienna from the Ottoman Empire. Tour the grand boulevard of the Ringstrasse, built when the city walls were destyoyed. Continue to Schwarzenbergplatz to admire the memorial to Russian soldiers that died liberating Vienna from the Nazis. Take a quick detour to Belvedere Palace, before getting views of the Naschmarkt and golden dome of the Secession building in Karlsplatz. Finally, weave your way through the Museums Quartier and Maria Theresien Platz, home to Vienna’s largest concentration of museums.

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Expert guide (all guides are professors, doctoral students, historians, journalists, art critics, or published authors)

Important Information

  • All guides are professors, doctoral students, historians, journalists, art critics, or published authors

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