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  • Location:Vienna, Austria
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Best Small-Group Underground Vienna Tour: St Michael's Church Crypt and Michaelerplatz Excavation

If you’ve already seen Vienna’s grand, imperial attractions, or you just want a different perspective on the Austrian capital, enjoy this walking tour of underground sites. See a different side of the city as you head below ground with a knowledgeable guide to explore the crypt of St Michael’s Church, where more than 4,000 bodies were interred beginning in the 16th century. You’ll also visit the Roman excavation on Michaelerplatz and tour the city’s historical cellars. This walking tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring a small-group experience with your guide.


  • 2-hour tour of Vienna’s underground sites
  • Tour the centuries-old crypt of St Michael’s Church
  • Discover the Roman excavation on Michaelerplatz
  • Learn about these historical sites from your experienced guide
  • Great tour for history buffs!
  • Small-group tour with maximum of 15 people provides a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Best Small-Group Underground Vienna Tour: St Michael's Church Crypt and Michaelerplatz Excavation

Michaelerplatz Vienna

Meet your tour guide in central Vienna, near Michaelerplatz, and start your Underground Vienna tour at St Michael’s Church, one of Vienna’s oldest churches, consecrated in 1217.

With your guide, head underground to explore the crypt below the church. Created in the 16th and 17th centuries for the burials of nobleman and wealthy Viennese, the crypt held more than 4,000 bodies, and due to the crypt’s ideal constant temperature, these corpses have been well preserved.

Next, follow your guide back above ground to visit the Michaelerplatz archaeological site, an excavation that uncovered a Roman settlement of soldiers’ homes from the Vindobona military camp. Your tour ends here, on the Michaelerplatz, so you’ll be perfectly placed to continue exploring Vienna on your own.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a very interesting and unique tour. The guide spoke English and German and was very thorough in her explanation of the Church Crypt and the history of the tunnels that were built over the years throughout Vienna. Our 14 year old daughter thought it was intriguing as did we.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

an excellent, very friendly and informative guide showing us a world under vienna we never dreamed existed

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very informative we had the same guide for the Third Man tour - very enthusiastic, knowledgable and keen. The crypt was interesting as were the cellars.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing. We were blown away by the crypt and the bones, mummified bodies, coffins, etc. Our guide, Bridget was a, true delight.

Highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

I really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was Christopher and he made it very interesting by providing us with many details regarding the underground tunnels. As expected we did get to see 3 well preserved corpses along with many coffins and bones.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great tour, just the right size. Guide was fun and very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This tour was Awesome! !!!!
I am a native Austrian and enjoyed the tour just as much as my American husband.
The tour is creepy and exciting and gets your imagination going of how life has been back in the day.
Our guide was super knowledgeable and was doing great to explain everything in german and english flawlessly.
I highly recommend this tour to everyone who wants to know abit more of history while getting creeped out a bit:)

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Interesting tour with various locations to satisfy different interests. Nice and pleasant two hour experience


4 star rating: Recommended October 2013

A different side of Vienna is shown in this tour, but like some, no photos are allowed underground. This diminishes the tour as it would be good to have a photographic record for memories of where one travels.
Still a good tour, but could be better if photos were allowed.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2013

Very interesting and exciting. The guide was very good and told us everything we wanted to know about the crypt.

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