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Vienna: Dark History Tour

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Explore the picturesque old town of Vienna and hear about the parts of it's history, that you will not see on tourism advertising. From the plague over war, dictatorship and genocide.

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  • Discover the dark past of Vienna
  • See the scars the Nazis left
  • Walk through hundreds of years of history


It is undeniable that the streets of Vienna are full of History. But not all of that History is something everybody is very keen on remembering, which makes it all the more interesting. Ever since I did my Civil Service at Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial, I realised, that there is always more to tell, than the glamour would make seem. Vienna was not just home to the glamourous imperial court but also the place that saw the heights of antisemitism. The city has seen more than one brutal dictatorship ruling over it, which still left scars, that are not always in clear site but easy to see, if you are willing to look for them. On this tour, we'll see medieval execution sites, unique crime scenes and the marks the dictatorships and wars of the 20th century left in Vienna. An experience that's not just showing the glitz of the imperial town but focuses on the things not everybody in Vienna is too happy to talk about. We will be starting our tour at the Heldenplatz, which is not just the center of imperial Vienna but also the site of Hitler's infamous speech announcing the 'Anschluss'. We'll later walk through Albertinaplatz, where the war and fascism memorial is located and still hundreds of bomb victims are buried under the pavement. Next we will se the plague column on the Graben and Saint Peter's Church nearby, that now belongs to the infamous Opus Dei. From there we will walk to the 'Judenplatz', the center of the old medieval jewish community, that was driven out of the City already in 1421. Right next to it we will walk into the very heart of early medieval and roman Vienna with its former execution sites. From there, we won't be far to Saint Stephens Cathedral and its 900 year old history that saw everything from the plague to mass destruction and, so the people in Vienna say, a lot of the devil himself.


Tour through parts of Vienna that is not just on the beaten track

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