The Heart of Vienna

    Wiener staatsoper vs k rtnerstra e 3 voicemap sized
    04 Oct 2017
    Clock 60min      Length1mi
    32 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Let Vienna's most fascinating stories take you into the city's rich 2000 year long history. This tour runs through the heart of the city, from the Vienna State Opera House to the city’s crown jewel – the Stephansdom. Along the way you’ll experience the Viennese culture and be amazed at the incredible stories hidden in plain sight. If you've got an hour and want to see all the major historical and cultural themes that Vienna has to offer – this is the tour for you!

    Music featured:

    Johann Strauss II - Radetzky March
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
    Johan Strauss II - An der schönen blauen Donau
    Jingle Punks - Extinction Level Event

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Vienna State Opera House, Albertina Art Museum, Monument Against War and Fascism, Capuchin Church, St. Stephan's Cathedral

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The starting point is pretty easy to find. The tour begins in front of the southern face of the opera house, in between the opera house and the Ring road. You can take the U-bahn to Karlsplatz, or by street tram get off at the Kärntner Ring Oper stop. This tour is wheelchair friendly.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Directly on the tour recommended eateries include the Bitzinger Würstelstand and the Sacher Hotel Cafe. You may also want to visit inside of the Albertina Art Museum, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and the Habsburg Imperial Crypt.

    Best time to walk:

    This tour can be enjoyed anytime day or night. If you would like to enter the museums or churches that we pass, be aware that some of these close at 6pm.


    The crime rate in Vienna is very low. Nevertheless, be aware of your belongings as there is always the potential for pick pockets in major European cities.


    Plus Write a comment


    Excellent tour! I loved the stories that Alex told and I felt like I was personally being shown around Vienna. Highly recommended!

    Posted by Leo , about 1 month ago

    Wonderful tour through Vienna! It was very informative, had seamless integration with the GPS, and had a great sense of humor!


    This tour blew us away! It is a great tour of the heart of Vienna, very knowledgable and entertaining! We wished it lasted longer!


    Great details on the varied history of Vienna’s inner district! I’m impressed and can recommend this tour.


    Highly recommend this tour! Extremely personable & knowledgeable tour guide. Unforgettable facts about Vienna. Absolutely worth taking.


    Excellent tour, highly recommend! Alex is a masterful guide and manages to be both informative and entertaining.

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