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Historical puzzle tour through Vienna

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 21 reviews.Vienna, Austria

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Experience hosted by Katharina

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in German, English

What you'll do

"On Her Majesty's Service" is an exciting puzzle tour through the center of Vienna.
You travel back to Vienna in the 18th century to put you in the service of the Empress Maria Theresia.
Together you should be able to solve the mystery within 90 minutes.
You will be accompanied by a guide from the present, who will provide you with information about the former city of Vienna and about the time of Maria Theresa.
In addition, you get help from personalities of the 18th century.

For anyone who likes solving puzzles or visiting escape-the-room games, this mysterious tour of Vienna is also suitable.

No historical knowledge necessary!
Recommended from 16 years.
Also bookable for one person, but it is more fun in the group ;-)

"On Her Majestys Service" - a historical scavenger hunt that is fun and at the same time familiarizes you with the past of Vienna.
Be there - our Empress relies on you!
"On Her Majesty's Service" is an exciting puzzle tour through the center of Vienna.
You travel back to Vienna in the 18th century to put you in the service of the Empress Maria Theresia.
Together you should be able to solve the mystery within 90 minutes.
You will be accompanied by a guide from the present, who will provide you with information about the former city of Vienna and about the time of Maria Theresa.
In addition, yo…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Puzzle accessories: city map, compass, notepad ....
From $36
/ person
Fri, Oct 2
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
$36 per person, previously $37
$36 per person, previously $37
Mon, Oct 5
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
$36 per person, previously $37
$36 per person, previously $37
Tue, Oct 6
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
$36 per person, previously $37
$36 per person, previously $37

Meet your host, Katharina

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 21 Reviews
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Hi!
We are Stefan and Kathi and we would like to take you on an exciting puzzle tour through Vienna's past!
Kathi is a native Tyrolean and works as a cultural mediator in Vienna.
Stefan comes from Lower Austria and works as an Austrian tourist guide.
We have made it our mission to communicate history: not only by a frontal lecture, but also by active participation and riddling by the participants of this scavenger hunt.
Be there and experience the history of Vienna!
It is possible to arrange personal appointments: feel free to contact me for information and dates ;-)
Hi!
We are Stefan and Kathi and we would like to take you on an exciting puzzle tour through Vienna's past!
Kathi is a native Tyrolean and works as a cultural mediator in Vienna.
Stefan comes from Lower Austria and works as an Austrian tourist guide.
We have made it our mission to communicate history: not only by a frontal lecture, but also by active participation and riddling by the participants of this scavenger hunt.
Be there and experience the history of Vienna…
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Where you'll be

Starting point is the lapis lazuli fountain at Ballhausplatz (U3 station Herrengasse, Exit Minoritenplatz). From there you have to find important places of the former emperors - the way leads you across the first district and ends again at the Ballhausplatz.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Susanne
August 2020
Tolle Organisation, knifflige Rätsel und sehr viele neue geschichtliche Details! Außerdem eine wirklich witzige und gelungene Story, die einem die historische Geschichte näher bringt und in Erinnerung bleibt.
Céline
February 2020
Wir habe die Entdeckung zu zweit gebucht und waren insgesamt acht Personen. Die Tour war unterhaltsam und kurzweilig, und wir können uns gut vorstellen noch eine andere Rätseltour dieser Art zu machen.
Xiaoli
December 2019
Das war eine tolle Tour. Als Ausländer kann ich gut verstehen und aktiv daran teilnehmen. Stefan erklärt sehr genau und er ist hilfsbereit. Alle Fragen werden gut beantwortet. Er ist ganz freundlich. Von dieser Tour habe ich viel gelernt. 100% empfehlen.
Das war eine tolle Tour. Als Ausländer kann ich gut verstehen und aktiv daran teilnehmen. Stefan erklärt sehr genau und er ist hilfsbereit. Alle Fragen werden gut beantwortet. Er i…
Emelie
December 2019
Die Entdeckung war ein super Event, um Wiens Innenstadt auf spielerische Art und Weise und vor allem aktiv zu erkunden! Wir waren zu Fuß unterwegs, haben Fragen beantwortet, nach Wahrzeichen gesucht und immer wieder neue Hinweise erhalten! Es hat Spaß gemacht und war zu keiner Zeit langweilig. Wir waren zu zweit, es ist aber sicherlich auch in einer größeren Gruppe möglich. Sehr zu empfehlen!
Die Entdeckung war ein super Event, um Wiens Innenstadt auf spielerische Art und Weise und vor allem aktiv zu erkunden! Wir waren zu Fuß unterwegs, haben Fragen beantwortet, nach W…
Anna
December 2019
Wir waren zu zweit und hatten viel Freude an der Rätseltour. Die Rätsel waren vielseitig. Wir konnten viel lernen. Stefan hat uns mit seinem Story Telling überzeugt und in das Wien des 18. JH begleitet. Wir haben die Gesellschaft genossen und waren auch für den einen oder anderen Tipp dankbar. Diese Tour möchten wir ganz klar weiterempfehlen - sie ist für jedermann etwas, ob jung oder alt, und auch „Geschichtsmuffeln“ wird bei dieser Krimitour eine Freude gemacht. Es wird einem leicht gemacht, über Wien und die Geschichte zu lernen.
Wir waren zu zweit und hatten viel Freude an der Rätseltour. Die Rätsel waren vielseitig. Wir konnten viel lernen. Stefan hat uns mit seinem Story Telling überzeugt und in das Wien…
Karen
October 2019
It was a fun way of getting to know Vienna and it´s history for our whole family (we came with a teenager :)

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

PIease contact me, if you wan't a tour in English - so I will be prepared ;-)
If you still need information, don't hesitate to write to me.
No previous knowledge required. Recommended for ages 16+. Personal appointment is also possible - just send a message.

What to bring

Please bring something to drink for you and comfortable shoes, as we will walk about 90 minutes through the city.

For tours in the winter time from 16h please take a torch or a cell phone with flashlight function ;-)