„Love is in the air“ – love and tragedy of famous lovers in Vienna

Explore the romantic side of Vienna with us and follow in the footsteps of famous lovers - happiness and unhappiness often lay close together.

Tour description:

A tour for lovers in Vienna about lovers in Vienna!

For centuries, Vienna was the capital of the huge Habsburg monarchy – everyone who was anyone was to be found here. The imperial family, but also famous musicians, painters, writers and politicians spent their lives in vibrant Vienna. No matter how powerful, rich, famous or talented, almost everyone had one thing in common: they wanted to be kissed passionately at the end of a hard day.

The Habsburgs’ clever marriage policy led to their rise to a world power – but these weddings and marriages usually had nothing to do with love. “Marriage is an absurd institution, at the age of 15 you make a vow that you regret for the rest of your life”, wrote Empress Elisabeth. Who defied the dynastic rules and married for love? And who was the great love of the womanizer Gustav Klimt? Also, who was driven to suicide by passion? Or who changed their religion for the sake of love? Come along and find the answers and many heart-warming, but also heart-breaking stories.

Tour highlights:

  • “But thou, happy Austria, marry” – the marriage policy of the Habsburgs
  • Suitable, unsuitable and most unsuitable marriages
  • Cheat, jealousy and their consequences
  • Sex, greed and betrayal
  • Murder and suicide

And much much more!

Why this tour?

Whether from the ruling dynasty, politics or art, they were all just people with human needs and weaknesses, and love and passion threw some of them off balance. Meet the most private and intimate side of famous couples during a walk through Vienna’s beautiful city center.

Important details:

Tour time: Please check the full schedule to see the tour’s availability.
Duration: The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
Guide: Our guide Eli is looking forward to meeting you! See her and the rest of our guides HERE!
Children: This tour is mostly for adults or children above 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 8 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.

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