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The Dark Side of Vienna

The tour in short

Join the dark side and explore Vienna’s mysterious and eerie past in this unique and fascinating tour. Our enthusiastic and entertaining tourist guide Tatjana will show you a totally different side of Vienna which was kept well hidden until today.


Tour description:

Vienna is often portrayed as a romantic city with charming streets and effortless beauty, but it’s only a part of the complete, much darker picture. Come and hear the baffling tales and the lesser-known stories of the city’s past, designed for the curious traveler. As you follow our guide Tatjana, you will see the city in a different light and embrace the darkness which is an inseparable part of Vienna’s history. So, are you ready to join the dark side?

Tour highlights:

  • Minoritenplatz and the forgotten cemetery
  • Heldenplatz and the natural history museum
  • Hofburg palace
  • Josefsplatz
  • Michaelerplatz

And much much more!

Why this tour?

This tour is perfect for dark tourism lovers and history enthusiasts who want to see Vienna for what it really is- a dark and mysterious city. More often than not, history defies imagination and some of the stories you’ll hear will be truly surprising and interesting. Instead of taking an ordinary and generic walking tour, how about exploring the dark side of Vienna?

Important details:

  • Tour time: Please check the schedule on the right side of the screen to see the tour’s availability.
  • Duration: The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
  • Guide: Our awesome tourist guide Tatjana
  • Children: This tour isn’t designed for children below the age of 13.
  • Accessibility: This tour is wheelchair accessible.
  • What to wear: Comfortable shoes! Also, always check the weather forecast in advance to make sure you are dressed properly.


Tour conditions:

Minimum number of participants:  The tour takes place if at least 5 people are registered. In case there aren’t enough participants, the tour will get cancelled and a full refund will be issued to those who paid.

Cancellation policy: You can cancel your booking up to 24 hours in advance. No refund will be given to those who cancel less than 24 hours before the tour. Certain exceptions apply such as emergency situations.

Pictures and videos: Please be aware that photos and videos may be taken during the tour. If you don’t want to appear in any Secret Vienna promotional pictures, please let us know by sending us a message.

Copyrights: The content of the tour is the result of the hard work done by our team of licensed guides. Recording the tour or taking pictures of artifacts and material used by the guide is strictly forbidden.

Do you have more questions?

Check our FAQ’s and find an answer to your question or send us your specific question via the form. Both the FAQ’s and the form you can find under the following link:

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