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St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

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Vienna: Classical Concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral

1. Vienna: Classical Concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral

Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, one of the most beautiful buildings in the Austrian capital. Whether you're a music aficionado or simply curious, you're sure to enjoy the tremendous acoustics within the cathedral walls. Choose from famous classical or Christmas shows for an elegant concert in Vienna. Admire the jewels of classical music at St. Stephen's Cathedral, where W. A. Mozart and J. Haydn once played. Listen to the great works of European composers like Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach, even during Christmas time (if option selected). Enjoy the Advent Concert with the world-famous Vienna Symphony Orchestra on December 7, 2023, a seasonal highlight. Celebrate the 225th anniversary of the composition of Haydn's The Creation with a fitting performance. Hear Mozart's famous Requiem at the All Saints Weekend and at midnight on December 4, the hour of Mozart's death. Listen to a concert on the new Giant Organ (if organ concert option selected) with mighty sounds from more than 12,000 pipes, one of the biggest organ units of Europe. Hear world-class organists play a wide-ranging program with masterful virtuosity in the central nave of the church. Please find below an overview of the programs for the next organ concerts: - 19 October: Bach | Dupré | Guilmant | Hakim - 26 October: Bach | Bruckner | Liszt | Elgar

Vienna: Guided Walking Tour of City Center Highlights

2. Vienna: Guided Walking Tour of City Center Highlights

Explore the center of Vienna on a guided walking tour. Uncover hidden gems and admire iconic sights like the former principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty and the Spanish Riding School where Lipizzaner horses are trained.  Discover Vienna's Old Town on this guided walking tour. Start near the Sacher Hotel and learn everything about the capital of Austria. Enjoy a 1.5 to 2-hour tour and admire the exterior of the Hofburg complex. Take a look at the magnificent buildings and the horses of the Spanish Riding School. Then, continue to Vienna's most famous coffee houses. Venture off the beaten path to the Blutgasse district and finish with a view of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Classic Vienna: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

3. Classic Vienna: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

This tour takes you to Vienna's most beautiful sights, from the city center to the Danube Canal. Stay on bike paths and less congested roads for the ideal experience of Austria's beautiful capital with plenty of chances to stop for photos along the way! Ride along the Ringstraße, passing the famous sights including the Staatsoper (State Opera), the Austrian Parliament Building, the Burgtheater, and the Rathaus (town hall), then continue into the first district, where St. Stephen's Cathedral rises impressively above Stephansplatz. Follows the Donau Canal past Urania and through the Stadtpark, over Karlsplatz with the magnificent Karlskirche, then return to the starting point.

Vienna: St. Stephen's Cathedral & Dom Museum Wien Tickets

4. Vienna: St. Stephen's Cathedral & Dom Museum Wien Tickets

Explore the city of Vienna by visiting its most historic places with this entry ticket to two locations. Go to the Dom Museu Wien and St. Stephen's Cathedral and discover the city's beauty and history. Begin your journey at Dom Museum Wien where you'll exchange your voucher for a ticket. This single ticket will grant you access to the beautiful museum, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and the catacombs. See various artworks from notable artists and experience the cultural embrace of Dom Museum Wien before admiring the architectural wonder and awe-inspiring heights of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Take in the beauty of Vienna's most treasured landmarks and then wander through time as you stand beneath the cathedral's intricate architecture and descend into the enigmatic catacombs. Listen to captivating tales from your guide as you explore the catacombs.

Vienna: Ghosts and Legends Guided Nighttime Walking Tour

5. Vienna: Ghosts and Legends Guided Nighttime Walking Tour

Embark on a guided city walking tour of Vienna at night and uncover the dark legends that lurk behind each corner. See city highlights, including Hofburg Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. With your guide, walk by the walls of the Hofburg Palace past the Augustinian Church and follow in the footsteps of ancient legends and suspicious characters who came before. Continue to Neuer Markt, and hear unnerving tales of strange occurrences. Explore the Blutgasse district, one of the oldest parts of the city center, and scout out haunted buildings. Learn about Vienna's history of vampires and witches and how it played a role in the beginning of the “Dracula” novel. Finish your night tour at the legendary St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Vienna: City Center Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

6. Vienna: City Center Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

Experience the charm and history of Vienna's city center and explore the old historic town with its magnifcent sights in a small group. This is a great introduction to Vienna, with personal attention to the small group. Join a guided walking tour and take a deep dive into the city`s past and the life today in Vienna in an entertaining fashion. Starting off at Maria Theresien Square. Maria Theresia was a strong female ruler in the 18th century and her memorial is the most imposing of the Ringstraße. Discover the imperial palace (Hofburg), which was originally a fortress built in the thirteenth century and was extended to a splendid residence in accordance with the increasing power of the Habsburgs and the expansion of their realm. See one of the most famous and fascinating Opera houses in the world and the magnifcent building of the Austrian National Library. Admire the white stars, the Lipizzans of the Spanisch Riding School. Experience imperial façades, horse-drawn carriages and learn about famous classical composes such as Mozart or Beethoven and listen to stories about Johann Strauss. Find out more about the lives of prominent personalities, such as Gustav Klimt and of course its about Vienna’s Coffee Houses and sweets. End of the Tour will be around St. Stephans Cathedral in the heart of the city. Exterior views only and no interior visits on the tour.

Vienna: Time Traveling Virtual Reality Walking Tour

7. Vienna: Time Traveling Virtual Reality Walking Tour

Travel back in time and witness the events that made Vienna the cosmopolitan city it is today. Enjoy six scenes with breathtaking virtual reality technology that let you relive the past on a unique two-hour tour with an audioguide. Take part in a procession on White Sunday in 1483, one of the few occasions when the ornaments were brought out and shown to the public. Take cover as the Ottoman Empire carries out another siege during the second siege in 1683. Experience the darkness during the plague that killed half of Europe and learn about Augustin, a singer who showed that Vienna could survive such terrible times with humor and music. On a sunny day, walk around the Hofburg and see Empress Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph II on a hunting trip. Luckily, you're standing very close to the road, so don't forget to wink. At the Opera you will experience Vienna in the golden 20s and see how people prepare for an opera performance. In the last scene at St. Stephens square see the cathedral burn in the last month of the terrible Second World War and witness the Soviet army driving the last German soldiers out.

Vienna: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

8. Vienna: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Get to know Vienna at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Start your tour the University of Vienna one of the oldest in Europe! Visit the Ankeruhr this very strange clock, and learn about Vienna's symbol St. Stephen's Cathedral. Take photos of the Peterskirche and admire the Hofburg in its vastness. Then the Natural History Museum will take you to another world with its findings. Learn about the world famous Mozart. Admire the Vienna State Opera with its excellent acoustics! The Albertina has unique art exhibits while the Johann Strauß Denkmal with its imposing monument will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. As you explore using your downloaded app, you'll solve a location-based riddle at each attraction and unlock the next location you need to visit. The app includes facts and information about each location you stop at. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the city. Make it extra fun by competing in groups and racing to the last attraction. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee, lunch, or a break at any time.

Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Sightseeing Tour

9. Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Sightseeing Tour

Learn all about one of the most beautiful cities in the world on this walking tour in Vienna. The tour starts with Roman Vienna and the question of why a castle was built here. Visit St. Michael's Church, Vienna's third oldest church with a combination of 3 different architectural styles. Learn all about the Hofburg Palace and the significance of the huge grounds covering 555,000 m². You will also discover details about the most important rulers in the city. Be impressed by the size of Heroes' Square and what lies behind the facades. Discover why any trip to Vienna should include a visit to the Imperial Treasury, what there is to see in the city, and things that you probably would have missed without your tour guide. As you walk past the Austrian National Library with its state room, you will find out what the symbol on the roof means and why the square is named after Emperor Joseph II. Visit the church where many Habsburg weddings took place (closed on Sundays and public holidays) and discover why the groom was not even present at some weddings. However, the city's history has also seen some dark times. As you walk past the Albertina and the Monument Against War and Fascism, you will be confronted with the horrors of the Second World War. You will also stop at the State Opera and find out why the Hotel Sacher now stands in place of the Carinthian Gate Theatre. You will be surprised about what anecdotes there are on the Providentia Fountain at Neuer Markt and on the Habsburg burial ritual in the Imperial Crypt. The walking tour ends at St. Stephen's Cathedral, the landmark of Vienna. Hear about its partial destruction during the Second World War and find out why not everything taught in school is correct.

Vienna Outdoor Escape Game: The Plague

10. Vienna Outdoor Escape Game: The Plague

Explore Vienna's medieval past by embarking on a quest on a mobile phone app. Uncover Vienna's history in a unique way by solving riddles and following clues to complete your challenge. Download the free Questo app on to your mobile phone and begin your self-guided tour at the starting point. Then, head off to discover Vienna's taverns and narrow medieval streets. Unearth traces of the greatest tragedy in Vienna's history, the plague, as you are guided by the bizarre story of the city's most famous balladeer, Marx Augustin. Learn more about the man locals call Lieber Augustin (Dear Augustin) because of his charming humor in bitter times. Unlock secret stories of the places you visit every time you solve a clue or riddle. Upon the successful solution of a clue, you will receive exact directions to the next location, removing the need for a map, GPS, or guide for your city exploration adventure. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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Our guide was very knowledgeable with a lot insights of the secular and religious histories of the churches. We were provided a lot of historical which we thoroughly enjoyed. We wish we had booked more time.

Worth a visit inside and to the catacombs. If you're brave enough to both towers as well. The price of the ticket is one of the best we came across in Vienna.

It was an amazing feeling to ride this special Scooter. Convenient price and very kind staff. Thanks again Mr.Salim

The guide was perfect, she New what she talked about and was realy in the stuff.

She was brilliant, very informative, personable and engaging.