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5 Historical Facts about Vienna

Vienna's history is ever-present, and a walking tour through its streets will lead you on a journey from the Roman era to the reign of the Habsburgs, interwoven with classics in music and art.

Hoher Markt

Hoher Markt

It's one of the city's oldest squares and was once the heart of the Roman camp known here as Vindobonna. The Roman Museum houses wonderful artifacts, and it's a must to visit.

Jewish Quarter

Jewish Quarter

Located in the former Jewish ghetto in the Middle Ages, the Holocaust Memorial in Judenplatz reflects a library with stacks of books turned inside out.

St. Ruprecht's Church

St. Ruprecht's Church

Many claim that the Romanesque church, which dates to 740 AD, is the oldest in the city. Two monks from Salzburg founded the church and dedicated it to St. Rupert.

Mozart's House

Mozart's House

Mozart composed his famous comic opera "The Marriage of Figaro" while living in the apartment on the first floor here at Domgasse 5 from 1784-1787.

Hofburg Palace

Hofburg Palace

The former imperial palace on Heldenplatz was the political center of the Habsburg dynasty until 1918. They considered this their winter residence, while Schönbrunn was for summer.

Planning Your Visit

How do walking tours work?

When you sign up for a free tour of the city, local guides will lead you to the top attractions and give you great information about them. Though the service is essentially free of charge, guides live off the tips you give them. Therefore, make sure you have local cash on hand and tip them accordingly for their work at the end of the tour.

How long is a walking tour?

Most free walking tours last about two and a half hours and usually include a break along the way. However, if this seems a bit too much, you can certainly find city tours that focus on specific points of interest, neighborhoods and history. Alternatively, you could follow your own two feet to the sites that interest you.

What people are saying about Vienna

Marieta is the best tour guide for the city

My entire family loved Marieta and her walking tour of the city. Vienna is a beautiful city, and her insight was a five star performance. Every building she provided an excellent description of it’s history. Both my wife and mother in law love roses, and when she took through the park, the roses left them both speechless. She could not have planned a better tour. Marieta is gracious, professional and every family that tours Vienna should request her. We thank her one last time for the tour of a lifetime.

Vienna: Half-Day Private Walking Tour Reviewed by Joe, 06/15/2019

You won't see anything new or interesting, just hear stories.

I kind of expected we would be walked to interesting sights "off the beaten trail". Maybe into some cellar or see some tucked away building. But nope. Just the stuff you will walk by during the day anyways. The stories were a bit long but still interesting. I'd say this tour should be cut in half (1 hour instead of 2) and drop the price a bit and it would be perfect. As is though, I wasn't disappointed that we did it, but it wasn't what I was expecting.

Fascinating insight into a slice of history

Well paced walking tour with very informed guide (Wolfgang, the day we did it). Gave a real context to the political and economic situation in and around Vienna in the first part of the 20th century, illustrated in some of the places where events occurred. No justification of Hitler, an attempt to explain some of what influenced him/what he took advantage of. Moving to visit the Holocaust Memorial.

A fun and interesting way to experience Vienna

This game was a lot of fun and took us to some really interesting places that we would not normally have found ourselves. It was good to see historical Vienna and find out about the devastating plague. It was a perfect conclusion to our brief 2 day tour of Vienna.

Wonderful knowledgable guided tour around the buildings and statues.

We were the only two on this mornings tour and had our guides attention most of the time. A lovely place with lots of noteable poinrts shown and explained clearly. An early start meant less tourists, always nicer and cooler too. Highly recommend this tour.

Walking Tour: Vienna at First Glance Reviewed by Anonymous, 08/19/2019