Elitist and Discreet Societies

We all believe that we know who is in control and who is being controlled, who is the ruler and who is ruled. But do we really know the power behind the power? Join our professional tour guide and explore the knightly orders and elitist societies that influenced or are still influencing Vienna from behind the scenes.

Tour description:

Elitist and discreet societies and mysterious knightly orders captivate most of us. They lived or still live among us, yet keep quiet and act behind closed doors. What was or is their influence on Vienna’s leadership? What is the connection of some of Vienna’s most important personalities to these secrets groups? How did their presence and actions shape the Viennese society? Join us as we try to answer these questions and uncover the secrets of Vienna’s elitist and discreet societies. In this tour-hour tour, you will hear amazing stories about legendary knightly orders, pious brotherhoods, secret rites, signs and symbols and much more.

Tour highlights:

  • Stephansplatz
  • The courtyard of the German order
  • Important freemasons sights
  • The Maltese church
  • Albertinaplatz
  • Josefsplatz

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 secret societies. 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 full schedule 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 team of guides here.
Children: This tour is excellent for children who love stories, secrets and history.
Accessibility: This tour is wheelchair accessible, though the ancient alleyways might make it somewhat challenging.
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. Therefore, recording the tour or taking pictures of artefacts and material used by the guide is strictly forbidden.

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