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The Secrets of a Dictator

The tour in short

From a failed painter to a dictator and mass murderer, the story of Adolf Hitler and Vienna during World War II is a fascinating one. Join our guide Wolfgang as we explore the darkest period of Viennese and European history.

Child (6-12)

The Secrets Of A Dictator Tour Details

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.

On this two-hour walking tour of Vienna, join your passionate historian and storyteller guide as we go delve into the past to discuss Hitler’s history in Vienna and see artifacts from World War II. Hear interesting facts about some of the monuments in the city and hear commentary that you won’t find in any Vienna guidebook.

Why this tour?

Instead of taking an ordinary sightseeing tour, dig a bit deeper to learn the unique stories and secrets of Vienna’s main sites. These stories are new even to most locals and so this could be a great activity for anyone who wants to explore and learn about Vienna in a fun and entertaining way.

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: One of our awesome guides is looking forward to meeting you. See our full guiding team HERE!
  • Children: This tour is not children friendly and recommended for ages 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 72 hours in advance. No refund will be given to those who cancel less than 72 hours before the tour though you can receive credit to be used at a later date. 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 HERE!

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