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The Karmelitermarkt

Vienna is home to many street markets, and one of the oldest markets can be found in the second district, called the “Karmelitermarkt”.  Laws about the market can be found from 1671, and ever since then the market has been growing, offering a large variety of groceries, drinks and sometimes even care products. Be prepared…

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October 15, 2021

The Memento Mori festival Vienna

We all die and that’s why we must talk about it! The Memento Mori festival took it upon itself to  break through barriers and taboos when it comes  to death and the thematization of it. Till the 17th of October young and old will have the chance to walk into the Volkskundemuseum, at Laudongasse 15-17 …

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October 15, 2021

The Catacombs of St. Stephen’s cathedral

St. Stephen’s Cathedral- Ossuaries beneath Vienna’s historic center, crypts filled with bones and skulls. Most of you have probably walked past or even stepped into the St. Stephen’s cathedral by now. Most of you surely know that you can visit the landmark’s platform via an elevator or by taking the 343 steps up the south…

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October 13, 2021

The story of the Kahlenberg Cemetery

Laid to rest in the thicket of the Wienerwald Would you think of cemeteries if somebody asked you to describe Vienna’s charm? Many tourists that come to Vienna take it upon themselves to visit our central cemetery, a place that tells tragic stories, kept by the most beautiful gravestones. Today we want to introduce you…

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October 10, 2021

Drunk Augustin and the plague pit

While strolling through Vienna’s first district you shouldn’t miss out on visiting the Griechenbeisl, a restaurant that can be found in the Griechengasse 9.  A name you will stumble upon in many Viennese sagas is the “lovely Augustin”, a bagpipe player and improviser from the  17th century. Augustin got famous due to falling into a…

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October 9, 2021

Vienna’s one and only witch-burning, the cruel case of Elisabeth Plainacher

We are staying true to our October topic and since witches are an unmistakably important part of the Halloween celebrations, we will now delve deeper into the story of Vienna’s only witch-burning. Elisabeth Plainacher, also called Elsa, died in the year 1583 on the stake, burned alive at the age of seventy. Even though Elisabeth…

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October 6, 2021

Elisabeth Báthory – Vienna’s very own Dracula

If there was one person you didn’t want to cross in the 16th century in Vienna, it probably would have been Elisabeth Báthory. We are starting the mysterious and dark month of October with this fascinating woman, also known as the ‘blood countess’ or the ‘tiger in human form’. Elisabeth (Erzsébet) was born as part…

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October 3, 2021

סיורים מודרכים בעברית בוינה- איזה סיור הכי מומלץ?

בין אם זו הפעם הראשונה שלכם בוינה או אם אתם מבקרים כל שנה, סיור בוינה זו הדרך הטובה ביותר להכיר את העיר ולחוות את עומקה ועושרה של וינה. כדי לוודא שתהנו מחופשה מעשירה ושתבינו את המשמעות של המקומות היפים אותם תראו בכל רחבי העיר, פיתחנו מספר סיורים מודרכים בעברית שיכולים להתאים לכם. השאלה היא כמובן-…

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September 25, 2021

Royi’s Creperie- A one of a kind Creperie and a hidden gem in Vienna

In Vienna’s 6th district, in a lovely and quiet street nearby Gumpendorferstraße, one can find a true hidden gem. That’s where we found ourselves on a warm Friday evening after a week full with tours. We were invited by Royi, the founder of Royi’s Creperie, to check out his place and to try out his…

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September 25, 2021

The Makery Vienna- A restaurant where you are the chef!

Last week, our Secret Vienna team was invited to the grand opening of The Makery- a brand new restaurant in Schottenring with an innovative concept. The idea is simple- choose your own dish to make, get all the ingredients to your table, cook with your family and friends and then eat in a fun, social…

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September 15, 2021

What to do in Vienna during pride month 2021

Happy June and happy pride month 2021! Every year, hundreds of visitors come to Vienna to enjoy a pride month full with activities, celebrations and fun events! As Corona restrictions are now mostly lifted, events such as the pride parade or the pride run can take place as planned. So what can you expect in…

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June 1, 2021

Future Bus Tours- A new way to experience Vienna’s highlights

When visiting Vienna, one of the best things you can do (Beside joining our secret walking tours of course…) is to take a bus tour and see Vienna’s highlights quickly and easily from the convenience of your bus seat. Most bus tours are quite standard, offering you an audio guide to listen to so that…

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May 30, 2021

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