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Tours

Walking Tour

This is a great way to get to know the city.

Besides the monumental buildings such as St. Stephan Cathedral, the Hofburg Imperial Palace, Belvedere Palace, the Opera, the National Library, the City Hall and the Parliament, more hidden details of the city will be revealed such as hidden courtyards and alleys, residences of famous composers and traces of roman and medieval Vienna.

Bus Tour

This is for groups who arrive in the city with their own bus and want to have an overview of our beautiful metropolis.

The highlights: the Ringstrasse with its representative buildings: The Stock Exchange, the Votivkirche, the University, the impressive building ensemble of the City Hall and the Burgtheater, the neo-greek Parliament, green oasis´ such as the Citypark with its famous statues, the Folksgarden, the UNO City where ca. 5000 people are working, and the Karlsplatz with one of the most impressive Baroque churches of Vienna.

Short forays into history, art & architecture and the Habsburg family, make this tour a great introduction to the city.

Bicycle Tour

A great tour for more active people.

On the saddle of a bicycle we cover a larger area than on foot and get closer to the sights than from the bus. All in all, this is probably the best way to experience the most in a short amount of time.

Highlights include: the Danube, Prater (which was a private hunting area of the empirial family), Karlsplatz with the baroque Karlskirche and the jugendstil Seccession, Nashmarkt, Schwarzenbergplatz with the French Embassy and the Liberation Monument for the Red Army.

Unique Numismatic Walking Tour

A special walking tour using Medals from the 19th and 20th century by famous Artists such as S. SWARTZ, A. SCHARFF, J. TAUTENHAYN, R.F. MARSCHALL, E. GRIENAUER, R.F. STIASNY, A. HARTIG, L. HUJER etc.

Highlights include: famous musicians such as Mozart and Beethoven, the Opera, the Habsburg family, the Semmering Railway, the drinking water supply of Vienna from the glaciers of Rax and Schneeberg mountains, the Holy Roman Empire and its Imperial Crown. St Stephan Cathedral, the story of Marx Augustin who survived the plague and today is the symbol of Hope and Courage in Vienna. A selection of Medals will be shown and can be closely inspected.

An interesting tour, not only for people who are familiar with Numismatics!

Special Tour to the Hydro Power Station of Freudenau

A guided visit through the power station will reveal the importance of the Danube in (this) city of over a million inhabitants, the regulation of the river in the 19th Century and the story of the referendum where the population of Vienna could approve or disapprove the mega-construction in their city. Highlights include: the Visitor’s Centre with its scaled down model of the a machine (Generator and Turbine) Power Station, the Machinery Hall, the Turbines and a walk into the Inspection Tunnel the deepest part, which is ca. 30m under the water level of the Danube.

Please contact me for times, prices etc.

Hiking Tours in and around Vienna

Ca. 6-7hrs (2.5-3.5 walking time.)

Easy to moderate – for people with average fitness

Sport shoes or hiking shoes, water, sunscreen and/or hats are recommended.

Hunting area of the Habsburgs – Lainzer Garden with Hermes Villa

We start our hike in the southern part of Vienna in the 23rd District.

The Wotruba church which was constructed from more than 150 beton blocks, named after its architect Fritz Wotruba, is a gem of modern architecture from the 1970s,.

The vicinity of church is already close to the Wienerwald or the Vienna Woods, which hugs Vienna from the west.

This is the playground of the Viennese and we will meet runners, hikers and bicyclists. In a short time we will reach the 22km long walls of the Lainzer Animal Park, a huge area, which was the hunting area of the Habsburg family in the past. We will walk through beech and oak forests where in the winter wild boars are looking for nourishment. From time-to-time there are great views of the surrounding area, especially from the St. Hubert’s observational tower. Hermes Villa is a secret tip of the locals, which not many foreign visitors know.

The Villa was a present from Emperor Franz Joseph to his wife, Elisabeth. Parts of it are decorated after the plans of Hans Makart, by Gustav Klimt.

Between the Danube and the Northern Hills

We start our hike in the northern part of Vienna in the 9th district.

The first half an hour along the Danube is a warm up. We will learn the importance of the River in the life of the City.

Soon we reach Kahlenberg Village, one of the many small settlements which in earlier times surrounded the Capitol. Almost all had a church, a cemetery and an establishment for drinking and eating.

From here we climb up on the “Nasenweg“ (, ) a trail up along the mountain that from an angle reminds us to (of) a huge nose. The view changes with each turn and we will be happy for each “Photostop“.

We (will) learn about the heroic feats of the defenders against the Turks in the two Turkish sieges in the 16th and 18th century. The church on the top of the hill is an important place of pilgrimage for visitors from Poland.

On the Kahlenberg hill, hidden between trees we find a Memorial for Empress Elisabeth. From Hermannskogel we return to the city where many popular Heuriger restaurants provide the visitors with local specialities.

Jugendstil Church, WW-2 Bunkers and the observation tower of Jubiläumswarte

We start our hike in the western part of Vienna in the 14th district.

Dehnepark with its massive trees that several hundred years old are and small lagoon is a paradise for local birdlife.

The unique jugendstil church from Otto Wagner is not accidentally world famous.

The golden tiles on the roof are from many parts of western Vienna visible and the stained glass windows from the Wiener Werkstätte artist Kolo Moser are also one of the highlights on this day. From here we walk by a large conservation area where scientists study the effects of civilization on wildlife.

From the observation tower on the top of the mountain we get 360 º views of Vienna and the Vienna Woods west of the city. The bunkers under our feet have many legends surrounding them. They originate from 1944.

Pine trees, Karst and Winyards

South of Vienna, close to the town of Mödling, scenery is waiting that has inspired many painters of the Biedermeyer era and famous composers such as Beethoven and Schubert.

We start in Mödling and walk through this attractive town. Soon we pass under the aquaduct that carries first class quality drinking water, over 100 km, from the mountains of Rax and Schneeberg.

This part of the Vienna Woods has a unique Flora and Fauna, enhanced by the many ruins from the 19th century. From the Hussarentempel we enjoy great views all the way to the Capitol.

From here we walk to Gumpoldskirchen and after a stop at the observation tower of Jubiläumswarte with great panorama to Rax and Schneeberg, we continue to the village that is world famous for its wine.