Best of Vienna Walking Tour

Vienna, Austria

Experience hosted by Hannes

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and German
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.

What you'll do

Discover Vienna's historic old town on a fun and comprehensive walking tour with me. We leave the big tour groups behind and explore the city in our own small team. Let's make it interactive - there are no dumb questions ;)

We start on the banks of the Danube canal to find out why the Romans decided to settled down here of all places. A short walk later we marvel at the impressive tower of St. Stephen's Cathedral while I tell you about its hidden symbolism of numbers. Further highlights on the way include Mozart's apartment, the old Greek quarter, romantic hidden alleys and courtyards, the Spanish Riding School as well as an almost real da Vinci. Upon arrival at the vast Hofburg Palace complex we will finally talk about the rise of the mightiest family in the history of Europe: the Habsburgs.

But Vienna's history doesn't stop with the fall of the Habsburgs: where did Hitler speak in front of 200,000 cheering Austrians? And what makes modern-day Vienna the city with the highest standard of living worldwide?

While taking in the beauty of the city I will keep you entertained with the best stories about its past and present - plus some questionable jokes!

Before booking a date please check the language in which the tour is held on that day.

Keep in mind that we finish at Albertinaplatz, not where we met at the beginning.
Discover Vienna's historic old town on a fun and comprehensive walking tour with me. We leave the big tour groups behind and explore the city in our own small team. Let's make it interactive - there are no dumb questions ;)

We start on the banks of the Danube canal to find out why the Romans decided to settled down here of all places. A short walk later we marvel at the impressive tower of St. Stephen's Cathedral while I tell you abou…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Maps

Meet your Host, Hannes

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 592 Reviews
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Hi! I'm Hannes, Austrian born and Viennese by choice.

I studied tourism management and started working as tour guide across Europe after my graduation. What a job that was! I had the opportunity to learn so much about European history and to explore numerous cities and regions. After a couple of years on the road I decided to return home. Back in Vienna I successfully completed a two-year degree to become a certified Austria guide. I have been raving about Vienna’s history and beauty ever since.
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From $29/ person

Join 2 other guests
$29 per person
Join 3 other guests
$29 per person
$29 per person

Where you'll be

We will stay in the historic old town of Vienna and visit the most impressive sights and buildings. However, I will also take you to some lesser known areas of the old town. We meet at Schwedenplatz (subway U4/U1) and finish our walk at Albertina square (U1/U2/U4).

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 592 reviews.

Christy
January 2022
Hannes was a great host. He showed us some beautiful areas of Vienna and had great stories to go with each stop. He was so knowledgable about the city sharing the history as we went. He has a great personality and is a joy to tour with. We would gladly take another tour with him anytime and we are glad we found him!! Great way to start your visit to get a lay of the land!!!
Autumn
January 2022
Hannes is intelligent, funny, and very friendly. He is willing to answer all questions and takes the time to explain things in depth. He has a wealth of knowledge about the city and it’s history and he will point you in the right direction for great cafes, restaurants, and activities. Thank you Hannes!!
Annika
January 2022
Sehr interessante Spazier-Tour durch Wien und Hannes hatte sehr viele spannende Hintergrundinformationen und hat uns einen schönen Überblick über Wien und die Geschichte gegeben! Sehr zu empfehlen, gerne wieder!
Catalina
January 2022
The tour was excellent, Hannes speaks English perfectly, he is funny and insightful and also very friendly and pleasent. I highly recommend this tour and will be happy to book another one with Hannes next time I'm in Vienna.
Cyndi
December 2021
The tour was the perfect blend of history and stories with beautiful architecture. The whole family enjoyed it and it was nice that it was just the 6 of us. I highly recommend Hannes.
Sara
December 2021
Hannes is an engaging guide! One of the best we have walked with in our travels. His stories are interesting and informative! Vienna is such a large city I highly recommend doing this tour at the beginning of your stay - especially if you only have a few days.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

FFP2 mask for our short indoor stop

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.