Vienna
2,000 years
of European history,
in one city
         
 
         
 

Tours

Currently I offer
the following tours


Tour 1



Tour 2



The
Two-Hour Tour
Tours through the old town of Vienna
UNESCO World Heritage Site


Schloß Schönbrunn

Schönbrunn Palace
UNESCO World Heritage Site


Tour 3



Tour 4



Kunsthistorisches Museum

The Museum of Fine Arts


Kaiserliche Schatzkammer

The Imperial Treasury


Tour 5



Tour 6



Sigmund Freud Haus

The Sigmund Freud Museum


Zentralfriedhof

Vienna's main cemetery


Tour 7


 

Seven Squares in Vienna

The old town and its squares

 
 
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The Two-Hour Tour
is designed for those visiting Vienna who haven't much time. It aims to give an insight into the history and culture of the city with a walk through the old town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) taking in many of the major sights which are concentrated in the centre.

The tour can be adjusted (and lengthened) according to your wishes but the "base" tour includes the Hofburg, St Stephen's Cathedral, the Spanish Riding School, the National Library, the Church of the Augustinians, the Plague Column, Demels and places inbetween.

Longer tours can also incorporate sights outside the Ring (e.g. Belvedere, Hundertwasserhaus).

Tour 1

The Two-Hour Tour



Also available
The Three-Hour Tour
The Four-Hour Tour

(include sights outside the Ring)
Time

2 hours

Price € 120
   
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Schönbrunn Palace is Vienna's second UNESCO World Heritage Site and since the 18th century where many of the Habsburg rulers spent the summer months.

Two of the Habsburg dynasty's most important rulers, Maria Theresia and Franz Joseph, are closely associated with the palace as are events connected to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Napoleon and John F. Kennedy.

The tour includes the Highlight tour (22 rooms) of the palace together with an overview of the main courtyard and garden.

Tour 2

Schloß Schönbrunn

Schönbrunn Palace
Time 2 hours
Price € 150
  Entrance fees not included
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The Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, is a unique building. Not only was it purpose-built to hold the art collections of the Habsburg family it is also a work of art itself.

Here is housed one of the most important art collections in European history: the unified collection of the Habsburg rulers drawing together centuries of acquisitions under one roof.

This tour offers an overview of the history of the building and its collections and a selection of its main exhibits.

Tour 3

Kunsthistorisches Museum

The Museum of Fine Arts
Time 90 minutes
Price € 120
  Entrance fees not included
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The Kaiserliche Schatzkammer, the Imperial Treasury, is hidden away in the most secure part of the Hofburg Palace: the Schweizerhof. Here in the oldest part of the Habsburg palace are kept some of the most important artefacts from Austrian history.

The Order of the Golden Fleece, the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire and the Holy Lance are three of the highlights to be found here.

This tour offers an overview of the history of the collection and a selection of its main exhibits.

Tour 4

Kaiserliche
Schatzkammer

The Imperial Treasury
Time 90 minutes
Price € 120
  Entrance fees not included
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The Sigmund Freud Museum is at Berggasse 19 in Vienna's 9th district. It is the historic apartment where Freud lived most of his life (1891-1938), where he founded and developed psychoanalysis and where he eventually had to leave for exile in London.

Here his six children grew up including his youngest Anna (both Freuds had their practice here). Here is where he wrote his books and where he discussed with other pioneers in the field of psychoanalysis (Alfred Adler, Sándor Ferenczi and C. G. Jung) as well as other famous contemporaries (Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Thornton Wilder and André Breton).

On conclusion of the tour of the apartment (~1 hour) there can also be a short walk to the nearby University of Vienna where Freud worked and held lectures for over thirty years and end at his favourite cafe.

Tour 5

Sigmund Freud Haus

The Sigmund Freud Museum
Time 90 minutes
Price € 120
  Entrance fees not included
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The Zentralfriedhof, Vienna's main cemetery, is the second largest in Europe after Ohlsdorf in Hamburg. It's so big that it even has its own bus service.

Here, 3 million people are buried, among them many people of historical importance including Ludwig van Beethoven and the Strauss family.

The cemetery also has areas set aside for other religious denominations: a protestant section, an Islamic section, a Jewish section and also Europe's first Buddhist cemetery.

This tour offers an overview of the history of the cemetery and a selection of its most famous "inhabitants".

Tour 6

Zentralfriedhof


Vienna's main cemetery
Time 2 hours
Price € 150
   
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The story of Vienna
lies in and around its squares. Meeting places for communication and trade and the hub of many historical events, a city's squares are the focal point of its day-to-day life.

The tour visits seven squares located in Vienna's old town. Why did they develop and how have they contributed to the history of the city over the last millennium?

Tour 7

Seven Squares
in Vienna
Time 2 hours
Price € 150
 
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Mozart
in Vienna


"Hier ist doch gewiß
das Klavierland!"


"This really is pianoland!"


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-91)

Writing to his father Leopold in 1781 after leaving secure employment with the Archbishop of Salzburg to move to Vienna and become one of the world's first freelance musicians.

Mozart spent the rest of his life in the city composing his four masterpieces during this time: The Marriage of Figaro (1786), Don Giovanni (1787), Cosi Fan Tutte (1790) and in 1791, shortly before his death, his greatest success, The Magic Flute.

He lived at many addresses in Vienna: the only one which remains today is in the Domgasse, where Mozart lived the longest, from 1784-87.