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Our 10 best walking tours in Vienna

10 best walking tours in Vienna

Top 10 walking tours in Vienna

 

Vienna is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. The magnificent palaces, beautiful gardens and countless impressive monuments attract millions of visitors every year. Alone, it can be quite challenging to truly experience the city’s rich culture, glorious history and priceless art. For that reason, many guides and tourism companies offer unique walking tours and experiences in the city and its surroundings. Choosing the right tour will surely shape your entire vacation and to help you do so we made a list of our top 5 best tours for you to join!

Each of these tours was designed by Vienna’s best guides who were carefully selected by Secret Vienna. These tours will show you not only the most important sites but also the hidden parts of the city. 

 

 

1. Vienna’s top 10 and their secrets

 

Vienna is effortlessly beautiful. To many newcomers, Vienna’s splendour is easily seen in the details of its palaces, the quiet holiness of its cathedrals, and the special tradition of its coffeehouses. But to us in Secret Vienna, the city has a double portion of beauty tucked away and hidden. A kind of beauty that needed to be shared with the world. In this tour you will get to explore Vienna through its’ major sites- Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen’s cathedral, Albertinaplatz, the state opera and more. You will hear incredible story from Vienna’s brightest and darkest times which will transform your visit and fill it with depth. 

You can find more details about the tour HERE!

10 best walking tours in Vienna

 

2. Vienna behind the scenes

 

Beauty is visible almost everywhere in Vienna and can be truly mesmerising. It is so easy to miss the hidden passages, ancient alleyways and countless secrets which await around the corner. In this tour, you will get to visit the quiet courtyards, romantic squares, and those passages you may have gone by many times but never knew were there! The tour also includes an exclusive visit underground, to see a part of the city known only to few. The tour is perfect both for first time visitors and to Viennese residents. In case you visit friends or family in Vienna, it’s the type of activity you can both join and enjoy together. 

You can find more details about the tour HERE!

10 best walking tours in Vienna

 

3. Secrets in the heart of Vienna

 

The heart of Vienna, right by St. Stephen’s cathedral is usually the busiest part of Vienna’s inner city. Everyone comes to admire the beautiful cathedral, but only few know to explore the ancient cobblestone streets and passages around it. In this tour you will leave the crowded areas into the silent and secret part of the inner city. A magnificent church, ancient symbols and urban legends await you on this tour. After participating in this tour, you will see and experience Vienna in a whole new way.

You can find more details about the tour HERE!

10 best walking tours in Vienna

 

4. The dark side of Vienna

 

Vienna is a city famous for its palaces, parks and monuments. With its seemingly endless beauty it’s easy to ignore its dark side and its many mysterious secrets. In this tour, our guide Tatjana will share with you eery and even gruesome stories of death, murder and secret societies. You will get to learn the stories of interesting figures, strange practices and mysterious events which are an inseparable part of VIenna’s history. 

You can find more details about the tour HERE!

10 best walking tours in Vienna

 

5. Powerful women of Vienna

 

The life of women in Europe and in particular in the catholic Austrian monarchy was full of challenges and struggles. Despite being mostly restricted and limited, many women found ways to influence their environment and sometimes even the whole empire. In this tour, the guide Tatjana will share with you incredible stories about the private and public dramas, difficult decisions, outrageous scandals, private secrets and the everyday life of the great female protagonists of Vienna.

You can find more details about the tour HERE!

10 best walking tours in Vienna

 

6. Elitist and discreet societies

 

If you are fascinated by knightly orders, secret societies and ancient brotherhoods, this tour is for you. Join the guide Tatjana as she tries to uncover the power behind the power. You will be amazed to find mysterious churches, ancient symbols and other clues which will make you question what you know about Vienna’s history. The tour will surely leave you wondering as to the connection between these mysterious secret groups and the most famous figures in history you grew to appreciate and admire. 

You can find more details about the tour HERE!

10 best walking tours in Vienna

 

7. The secrets of Vienna’s central cemeteries

 

It’s quite unusual that a cemetery becomes a tourist attraction, but that’s exactly the case of Vienna’s central cemetery. As one of the largest cemetery in Europe, the cemetery is a place full with incredible stories. While most visitors tend to visit the celebrities buried there, we like to show the graves off the beaten path. Join our guide Wolfgang as he brings back to life unbelievable stories that otherwise would be forgotten in history. 

You can find more details about the tour HERE!

10 best walking tours in Vienna

 

8. Secrets of a dictator

 

Have you ever wondered, how could a not so talented painter become a dictator? What influenced Hitler to become the mass murderer he became? In order to answer these questions (or at least try to), let us take you back in time and tell you about his years as an apprentice dictator in Vienna. You also learn about his interaction with the Jewish community and with the rest of the citizens as he rose to power. What makes this tour particularly interesting is the guide Wolfgang who brings with him authentic items to show you which will surely transform your experience. Be aware that the tour is full with emotions and can be provocative. Come with an open, curious mind, and you will enjoy a moving experience.

 You can find more details about the tour HERE!

10 best walking tours in Vienna

 

9. Secrets of Stephansdom

 

The St. Stephen’s cathedral is perhaps Vienna’s most famous and iconic historical site. Existing since the early middle ages, the cathedral is a witness of our history and culture. Much can be learned through the countless details which make its decoration. Nothing is accidental about this ancient church, every detail has its purpose and meaning- altars, gates, towers, figures and pictures. Join the guide Tatjana for a fascinating tour, mostly inside the cathedral but also outside. The church’s entrance fee is included in the ticket price.

 You can find more details about the tour HERE!

10 best walking tours in Vienna

 

10. Gods and heroes- Greek Mythology in Vienna

 

When walking down the streets of Vienna’s inner city, one cannot miss the many magnificent statues, fountains and signs featuring greek gods and mythological heroes. The world of the antique gods has largely shaped European culture – in symbolism, language, religion and art. Why are the greek statues placed in Vienna? what do they mean? Join the guide Tatjana as she attempts to answer these fascinating questions.

 You can find more details about the tour HERE!

10 best walking tours in Vienna

 

Beside these 10 unique walking tours, there are many more tours in various themes. Tours about literature, medicine, art or music are all available on our website. Simply go to the tour catalog HERE, choose the tour of your choice and join the next available tour. You can also book a private tour and enjoy an experience at your own pace with your own professional guide.