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  • Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

    1. Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

    Begin your tour by meeting your private guide right outside where you're staying. Start exploring Vienna's old town and collect local tips as you go. Dive into Vienna's history and get acquainted with the must-see sights. Stroll down Ringstrasse and admire the opulence of the State Opera and the Hofburg Palace. Gaze up at the impressive spire and dazzling rooftop of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Learn more about the Austrian's capital's culture and its global influence. Pass by its famous coffee houses. See where famous historical figures lived, from the Habsburgs to Mozart.

  • Vienna: Christmas Markets 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

    2. Vienna: Christmas Markets 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

    Discover the most beautiful Christmas markets in Vienna with a professional tour guide. Start your tour at Karlsplatz, walking through the festively decorated city at the Art Nouveau pavilion designed by Otto Wagner and take in the famous sights in the city. Passing by the State Opera and the Hotel Sacher, you will head towards the Kärntnerstraße. Here there are still some traditional companies such as the purveyors to the court Lobmeyr and Gerstner as well as Swarovski. You will then continue to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its small architectural secrets, and to the Pestsäule on the Graben. See the Demel pastry shop, which has been located in the center of Vienna’s exquisite shopping street Kohlmarkt for 240 years. Stroll past the Café Central and along the Ferstl Passage to the picturesque Christmas market at the Freyung – an ideal spot for sweets and mulled wine. From here it is o...

  • Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Crimes Guided Walking Tour

    3. Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Crimes Guided Walking Tour

    Explore the underside side of Vienna and uncover the hidden histories lurking behind every corner. Hear the infamous legends from your professional guide as you pass historical monuments with eery secrets. Visit the Palais Bathory, home of the infamous Elizabeth Bathory. Learn about her many deeds and how she bathed in the blood of virgins, earning her the name the "Bloody Countess." Turn a corner and arrive at the magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral, famous for its medieval crypts and tombs that hide a sinister past. Continue to the Himmelpfortgasse in the first district, known for its bloody history. Uncover the dark histories behind over ten locations in Vienna and hear the bloodcurdling crimes, many of which were committed by historical Viennese nobles.

    It was an amazing tour.There were so many fascinating stories, the explanation was very vivid and it felt like traveling in time.The tour guide is very knowledgeable and knows the stories in depth and is generally very passionate about history.I strongly recommend this tour.

  • City Walk: Highlights of The Historic Center of Vienna

    4. City Walk: Highlights of The Historic Center of Vienna

    The walk begins in front of the Vienna State Opera, one of the most important opera houses in the world. Here you are given an overview of the development of the city to the present day. You continue from the Hotel Sacher to the Albertina with a stop at the "Monument to War and Fascism". Your walk then continues to the Hofburg, the former main residence of the Habsburg family. After being given a historical overview, you will go to the Ballhausplatz to see the Presidential Chancellery and the Federal Chancellery. Afterwards you will see the most important shopping streets of the historic center such as Kohlmarkt and Graben where you will hear stories about local coffee houses, pastries and Viennese cuisine. The walk ends in the heart of Vienna where the largest church in the country, the St. Stephen's Cathedral, is located. Here you will learn more about the Cathedral and its destructi...

  • Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

    5. Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

    Explore the many histories of Vienna on an insightful 3-hour walking tour in the company of published authors, professors or historians. Meet your guide at at Café Griensteidl on Michaelerplatz to look at the imperial palace of the Hofburg, site of power in the imperial city since the 13th century. Admire the Loos House by Austrian architect Adolf Loos, before going to the Kohlmarkt and Graben, Vienna’s most fashionable shopping districts. Your guide will point out the plague column, a baroque church, and grand buildings in different architectural styles along the way. Learn about the tripartite burials of the Habsburgs at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Go to a humble Capuchin church to see the sarcophagi of Vienna’s rulers, and marvel at the silver urns in St. Augustine’s Church. At the edge of the inner city, discover remnants of the 12th-century city walls, built to protect Vienna from t...

    Katarina spent three hours walking and talking with us. She gave us a great introduction to Vienna, it’s history and culture. She answered our questions and gave us opportunities to rest.

  • Vienna Old Town: Half-Day Walking Tour

    6. Vienna Old Town: Half-Day Walking Tour

    Spend 3 hours touring Vienna’s beautiful buildings and neighborhoods. Begin your day in the quaint artisans’ quarters, full of hidden courtyards, narrow alleys, and handsome churches. Hear all about the city's development as your guide leads you to secret spots along your walk. Visit the Romanesque and Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, at the heart of Vienna for more than 550 years. Check out the shopping districts Graben and Kohlmarkt as you stroll down lively pedestrian streets, too. Next, see a different side to the city in the neighborhood of Hofburg Palace. Learn the history of how Hapsburg nobility desired to be at the center of Austro-Hungarian power via the outstanding architecture of the Heldenplatz. The tour ends with a visit to the buildings of Golden Mile. See City Hall, the Parliament, the Fine Art Museum, and the opera house of the Vienna State Opera.

    Our guide Andrea was lovely and she told us so many interesting things about Vienna relating to its history, architecture, people and food. We all really enjoyed this tour and my students rated it among their top experiences during our stay. Andrea gave us some valuable tips for the rest of our stay and it was a perfect start to our five-day visit to Vienna.

  • Vienna: Half-Day Private Walking Tour

    7. Vienna: Half-Day Private Walking Tour

    Take a walk through the historical center of Vienna on a private 3-hour tour, and see all the main monuments while you hear the history of the city. Following a pick-up from your hotel (or other location on arrangement), stroll - or use the public transport system - to the Hofburg Palace, the imperial residence of the Habsburg Empire. Discover the city’s grand squares and courtyards of the Old Town. Stroll down the famous Graben, and admire the façades of handsome buildings and monuments such as the Pestsäule, built by Emperor Leopold I following the Great Plague of Vienna. Walk down the elegant Kohlmarkt, and look in the windows of fashionable boutiques. Pass the legendary Demel pastry shop, and stop outside St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Next, see the splendid buildings of the Ringstraße, including the Austrian Parliament, Imperial Court Theater, City Hall, University, and Vienna State Ope...

    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: Private Walking Tour

    8. Vienna: Private Walking Tour

    Choose a tour of Vienna with a duration of 1 to 4 hours and learn more about its history, architecture, culture, and people. Get to know Vienna from a different perspective and stroll through the narrow streets and magnificent boulevards to famous buildings and monuments with your certified tour guide. You can decide which of Vienna's highlights you want to see. For example, you can visit Michaelerplatz with its Roman and medieval excavations and see the interior of St. Michael’s Church. Admire the treasures of the Hofburg Palace and listen to true stories about Empress Sisi. Stroll across Heldenplatz and hear stories about the Austrian heroes. Listen to stories about Josef II at Josefsplatz and learn more about the National Library, the Spanish Riding School, the Augustinian Church, and the Habsburgs. Walk past the Albertina, home to the largest graphic collection in the world, and s...

    The walking tour helped us understand both the history and layout of the city. It provided an excellent framework for all our following tourist activities. We really felt that Herbert had tailored His commentary and routeur response to our preferences.

  • Vienna: Christmas Markets 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

    9. Vienna: Christmas Markets 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

    Revel in the sights and sounds of Vienna’s festive period on a walking tour of 3 of its picturesque Christmas markets, and see Vienna’s prettiest squares transform for the season with the aromas and flavors of winter. The illuminated buildings of the Ringstraße make a fabulous backdrop for a host of baked goods, hot punch and roasted chestnuts. Go to the Arts and Crafts Market in the shadow of St. Charles Church (Karlskirche). Visit the Old Vienna Christkindl Markt at Freyung, ringed by the city palaces and Schottenkirche. A calmer alternative to the crowds of Rathausplatz, the market provides plenty of opportunities to sample Christmas goodies (at your own expense). Next, visit the Kingdom of Lights at Rathausplatz, Vienna’s largest Christmas market, with roots that date back to the 18th century. As well as dozens of food stalls, browse the beautiful handmade arts and crafts from Aust...

  • Introducing Vienna Part 3: Middle Ages & Judaism

    10. Introducing Vienna Part 3: Middle Ages & Judaism

    On this tour you will immerse yourself in the history of Vienna. Learn more about the city and its history as you explore the picturesque streets that have shaped the character of Vienna since the Middle Ages. You will also hear many legends and stories along the way. Whether the Middle Ages, modern times, or present day, you can listen to entertaining and amusing stories, and learn important and interesting historical facts. Admire unusual buildings, narrow streets, and religious buildings, some of which have withstood the ravages of several wars. Learn more about the tragic history of Viennese Jews during the times of the world wars. Along the way you will see the highlights of the city including the Monument to Karl Lueger, the Museum and University of Applied Arts, the former Ministry of War, and the Austrian Postal Savings Bank. Stroll through the Greek Quarter and pass by the Jew...

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What people are saying about Kohlmarkt

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 96 reviews

It was an amazing tour.There were so many fascinating stories, the explanation was very vivid and it felt like traveling in time.The tour guide is very knowledgeable and knows the stories in depth and is generally very passionate about history.I strongly recommend this tour.

The walking tour helped us understand both the history and layout of the city. It provided an excellent framework for all our following tourist activities. We really felt that Herbert had tailored His commentary and routeur response to our preferences.

Booking the tour was quick and straightforward. The guide responded to our requests and questions. It was noticed that he made the tours with passion. A huge compliment and thanks to Pacic Christian for the interesting hours in Vienna

Experienced guide with rich knowledge. Private tours are just great, mass tours should be saved.

If you like true crime this tour is the best you can get in Vienna. The guide is a legend.