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The Secrets of the Old General Hospital (Altes AKH)

The tour in short

Many discoveries, inventions and groundbreaking operations made Vienna world-famous in the early 1900s. And where did these discoveries happen? You guessed right, in the old AKH, the old Vienna General Hospital.

Child (6-12)

Tour description:

This Vienna city tour takes you through the hospital grounds, where the famous second Viennese medical school was once located. Today, this area is a campus of the University of Vienna. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a doctor to enjoy this tour! Just bring your Secret Vienna spirit of discovery and uncover the incredible secrets of this fascinating hospital.


Tour highlights:

  • The Josephinum
  • A walk through the inner courtyards of the Old General Hospital
  • The medical history of Vienna

And much much more!


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.
  • Children: This tour is excellent for children who love stories, secrets and history.
  • 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 48 hours in advance. No refund will be given to those who cancel less than 48 hours before the tour. Certain exceptions apply such as emergency situations. Please note, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance too. We will do so if our guide is unavailable due to a sudden change or if we do not have the minimum number of participants required for the tour.

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 artefacts and material used by the guide is strictly forbidden.

Do you have more questions?

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