Vienna Walking Tour with a professional guide. Vienna, the City of Music and Dreams, is not only Austria’s capital but also the birthplace of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and many other historical figures. In this glamorous environment, you will have the opportunity to admire some of the world’s most elegant buildings and galleries.
The first place you should see in Vienna is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which is a famous landmark of the city. Your route will then follow the oldest shopping district of Kohlmarkt, where you can make purchases from time immemorial.
After viewing these popular sights, we’ll proceed to the Imperial Palace, Museum of Art, the art history museum, and the Burggarten Park will be the sites to see. You will be able to observe the amazing Vienna Opera House and follow the steps of Mozart, Pavarotti, and Maria Callas.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral
As a Romanesque and Gothic church, St Stephen’s Cathedral is a significant landmark of Vienna. Since the 14th century, the cathedral has been a witness to Vienna’s history. The stunning exterior, which features a multi-colored tile roof and limestone, will take your breath away. Its indoor visit will be worthwhile because you will be able to see its Gothic-style stone pulpit, catacombs, crypts, and tombs.
Kohlmarkt und Graben
The Kohlmarkt, formerly known as the Coal Market, is a historic shopping street in Vienna. You’ll pass historic buildings and trendy shops built by well-known architects all along the street. The Hofburg and one of Vienna’s oldest fountains are located at the entrance to Kohlmarkt.
Next on our Vienna walking tour is the imperial palace, The Hofburg, which has been the residence of the Habsburg dynasty from generation to generation, would be a sight to behold. It is now the home of Austria’s President, but it has been the seat of power since the 13th century. The imperial chapel, the imperial library, and the enormous Spanish Riding School are among the magnificent residences.
Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum
The Museum of Art History, as it is also known, is Austria’s largest art museum. The building, like its neighbor the Natural History Museum, was completed in 1891. If the indoor art collection is impressive, you’ll appreciate the outdoor architecture. The dome is 60 meters high and the façade is made of sandstone.
If Vienna’s buildings weren’t already stunning, the city’s green spaces add a pleasant touch. One of the best places to relax on the lawn and enjoy a sunny day is Burggarten. It’s a lovely promenade away from the crowds. You will have the opportunity to view outstanding works of art such as the famous Mozart monument and the Hercule and the Nemean lion statue fountain.
The Butterfly House
The Butterfly House (Schmetterlinghaus) is a protected area full of wonders that is part of Burrgarten. It is home to hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies, including the colorful Atlas butterfly, and is housed in an art nouveau structure. This stroll will take you to a beautiful waterfall, a small stream, and some charming bridges. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about those lovely beetles.
Vienna State Opera
The Vienna Opera House is where music reaches its pinnacle. It was the birthplace of two well-known composers: Mozart and Richard Strauss. It comes as no surprise, then, that it has a stellar international reputation. Behind its attractive façade, the Vienna Opera House hides a great architecture and a long-standing operatic tradition. Many historical figures, such as Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, and Enrico Caruso, have performed here.
Name: Vienna Walking Tour with a professional guide
Tour type: Guided tour
Guide language: English
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Price: from $345 (for a group)