Vienna city walks – discover Vienna your way

Tour Appearance and Reality – Vienna at Second Glance

Did the devil really take a hand in the north tower of St. Stephen’s Cathedral? And where was actually the first coffee house in Vienna? “Appearance and reality – Vienna at second glance” is about looking twice, because not everything is always as it seems or as it is told in legends and traditions. Your spirit of discovery will be stimulated and sometimes your own interpretation of what the city is showing is required. The tour starts at Schwedenplatz and ends at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, whose facade also holds some surprises. Now I am curious.

Tour info:

Start: Schwedenplatz/Hafnersteig
End: Stephansplatz
Duration: approx. 90minutes
as in the current price list

Floridsdorf – monastery grounds, Danube regulation, Red Vienna and resistance

Floridsdorf, today the 21st district of Vienna, consists of several formerly independent municipalities and has belonged to Vienna only since the end of the 19th century. For a long time, the area was characterized by the unregulated Danube river and its tributaries, later a typical workers’ district and until today still used for agriculture. The district takes its name from an abbot from Klosterneuburg, the third highest church in Vienna stands on Kinzerplatz and in front of the magnificent district office Am Spitz those resistance fighters lost their lives in April 1945 who wanted to spare the Viennese even more suffering by handing over the city to the Red Army without a fight.

During our walk through Floridsdorf we will visit sites from the district history and at the same time get an impression of the lively present-day life in this part of Transdanubia.

Tour info:

Start: Fultonstraße/corner Nordmannstraße (easily accessible by streetcar lines 25 and 26 from either Floridsdorf or Kagran)
End: Am Spitz, in front of the district office (connection to streetcar and U6)
Duration: approx. 90 – 120 minutes
Costs as in the current price list

City walk to the highlights I
“Classics” from the opera house via Michaelerplatz to St. Stephen’s Cathedral

This walk connects the centuries that have shaped Vienna. From the Opera, the first representative building on the Ringstrasse, to the Monument against War and Fascism opposite the Albertina, to the Roman excavations on Michaelerplatz.

We walk through Vienna’s chicest shopping street, Kohlmarkt, and across the Graben with its Baroque Plague Column to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the city’s landmark and focal point.

Tour info:

Start: Opera/Kärntnerring
End: Stephansplatz
Duration: about 90 minutes
Costs as in the current price list

City walk to the highlights II
Viennese squares and quiet alleys

When were the squares of Vienna’s inner city created? What happened there, who lived there and what traces of history remain recognizable?

Neuer Markt, Franziskanerplatz, Hoher Markt, Judenplatz, Am Hof and Freyung: as places of lively urban life, the squares have each retained their own character to this day. For the paths between the squares we choose, wherever possible, less frequented Viennese alleys.

Tour info:

Start: Neuer Markt/Donnerbrunnen
End: Freyung
Duration: about 90 minutes
Costs as in the current price list

To the Heurigen in Stammersdorf – A pleasure hike in the north of Vienna

The “Heurige” belongs to Vienna. By this we mean both the wine of the last harvest and the establishments where it is served. In the blog and in the
you can read more about it.

On this tour we walk through the center of Stammersdorf to the Kellergasse and visit two Heurigen (wine taverns). During the walk I will tell you about Stammersdorf and its history, the Viennese wine and the Heurigen culture. At the Heurigen you can taste typical dishes and the Stammersdorf wine. If you prefer grape juice, the trip is not less worthwhile.

The most beautiful walk in Stammersdorf is in spring and early summer and in autumn. We walk over cobblestones and slightly uphill for about 45 minutes each way. If you’re not so good on your feet, just give me a call. Together we will find a solution.

Tour info:

Start & end: terminus of streetcar line 31
Duration: approx. 3.5 hours for walking and visiting the wine taverns
Costs as in the current price list

Plus consumption in the wine taverns.

Group arrangements can be arranged in advance.

Jewish Vienna

Since the Middle Ages, the history of Vienna has been linked to the history of the Jews living here. It is a centuries-long history of construction and destruction, of tolerance and oppression, a history of politics and a history of individual lives, the places of which we can only partially trace today.

There are various routes for the “Jewish Vienna” city walk in the 1. and 2nd district (Leopoldstadt) and places of remembrance. On request, we can also look up addresses of personal (family) history. The exact route to historical and current places of Jewish life in Vienna will be coordinated before the walk.

This tour can also be combined with a visit to the Jewish Museum. Please let me know what you are particularly interested in.

Tour info:

Start & end: will be agreed before the tour
Duration: 2 to 3 hours, depending on the program
Costs as in the current price list

Sonnwendviertel – where Vienna doesn’t look a bit old

5,500 apartments for more than 13,000 people, 20,000 jobs, an educational campus and a large new park – these are just some of the figures that describe the Sonnwendviertel.

A new residential district on the abandoned site of the old Südbahnhof station. Close to the Belvedere Palace from the 18th century and the Arsenal from the time of Emperor Franz Josef I.

In the Sonnwendviertel, you can experience Viennese urban development of the 21st century and get to know new Viennese architecture at first hand. A city walk into modern Vienna.

Tour info:

Start: Hlawkagasse, Tram stop on line D (or joint journey by arrangement)
Iin the Sonnwendviertel with a connection to public transport
Duration: 2 hours
Costs as in the current price list

Vienna 1900 – City walk, coffee house and Museum Leopold

At the turn of the 20th century, Vienna was one of the most fascinating cities in Europe. In music, architecture, philosophy, politics, social science, medicine, literature, art and design, brilliant, well-connected women and men contributed to a cultural density that many historians regard as the “birth of modernity”.

The first part of our walk takes us to buildings on the Ringstrasse dating from around 1900. We take a break at Café Prückel and discuss the political circumstances in Vienna before the First World War. The second part of the tour takes place in the Museum Leopold in the Museumsquartier, where we round off the impressions we have gained with selected objects in the “Vienna 1900” exhibition.

Tour info:

This is a tour for small groups up to max. 6 persons. If you are interested in larger groups, please send me an e-mail

Start: Stadtpark Station U4
Museum Leopold
Duration: min. 3 hours (depending on the duration of the break)
Costs as in the current price list

Plus consumption in the coffee house and admission to the Museum Leopold

Art Nouveau and Red Vienna – two formative generations of Viennese architecture

Vienna around 1900 stands for the fading monarchy, the fin de siècle and its immense cultural intensity. The buildings of Otto Wagner, the formal language the design of the Secession and the interiors of the Wiener Werkstätten represent a new era.

A generation later, the First World War had been lost, the monarchy had come to an end, the great Austria had been reduced to a small country and the city was faced with completely new construction tasks: healthy and affordable housing for the population was urgently needed. A new generation of architects took up the challenge and created the legendary buildings of Red Vienna.

On this walk through two completely different parts of the city, we see iconic Art Nouveau buildings such as the Postsparkasse and the Secession as well as significant municipal buildings on the Margaretengürtel. In between, we cross a part of Vienna by bus and streetcar.

Tour info:

Start: Postsparkasse, Georg Coch Platz (accessible by underground line U3 or streetcars 1 and 2)
at the Opera House
Duration: min. 3 hours (we can take a break in between if you wish)
Costs as in the current price list

Plus admission to the Secession (Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt) if applicable