Vienna’s Aristocracy – Myth and Reality

They have been around for centuries, shaped world history surrounded by controversy, myth, love, hate, legends, money, power fight ... Let’s immerse ourselves in the captivating world of the Viennese aristocracy...!

Tour description:

Welcome to the world of the high nobility! In this new and exciting “Vienna’s Aristocracy – Myth and Reality” tour, our guide Timea will show you beyond the lavish lifestyle of the Viennese nobility. The tour will take place in the area of Freyung, known for the beautiful Palais of the aristocracy who wanted to be as close as possible to the Hofburg palace. Together, we will unravel the secrets of the facade of their former residences with exciting details such as statues, crowns and coats of arms.

We will also answer some fascinating questions, such as:
What did they use the many (over 100) rooms of their palais for?
How did they manage to become so rich and powerful?
How old are the most prominent families? What are they doing now?
How exactly did the dynastic marriages thing work?

Stories of the rise, glory and fall of Vienna’s powerful families as well as legends that merge the past and present, all await you on this tour.

Why our Vienna’s Aristocracy – Myth and Reality tour?

This tour is chance to find out what aristocracy was and is all about. To make things real, our guide Timea personally met and interviewed her favourite princes and counts, to be able to provide you some exciting insights – something you won’t be able to get anywhere else!

Important details:

Tour time: This tour is currently available mostly as a private tour. Contact us for inquiries.
Duration: The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
Guide: Our licensed tour guide Timea Kovacsics is looking forward to welcoming you.
Children: This tour is excellent for children who love street art and are interested in the stories behind it.
Accessibility: This tour is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchairs.
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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