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Tour code: 3585T0020
Relive your favorite shadowy scenes of the 1949 British film noir, ‘The Third Man,’ on this 2.5-hour walking tour of Vienna. Trace the footsteps of character Harry Lime, made famous by Orson Welles’ portrayal, as you journey through the Old Town of Austria’s vibrant capital. Along with spotting the film’s locations, you’ll also see top city attractions, such as the Hotel Sacher. Learn about espionage in the city’s postwar years and get an insider’s look on the attractions that inspired director Carol Reed.


  • 2.5-hour Vienna walking tour to retrace the story of Harry Lime (played by Orson Welles) from the 1949 film The Third Man
  • See top Vienna sights like St Stephen's Cathedral and Hotel Sacher
  • Visit famous locations from the movie such as Harry Lime's apartment at Josefsplatz
  • Get the inside scoop on the Vienna attractions that inspired author Graham Greene and director Carol Reed
  • Learn about Vienna’s post-WWII atmosphere from your knowledgeable guide

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What You Can Expect

Vienna Walking Tour: In the Footsteps of 'The Third Man'

Vienna Walking Tour: In the Footsteps of 'The Third Man'

Meet your guide in central Vienna, and take off through cobblestone streets of the Old Town. See the local spots that inspired Carol Reed, the director of The Third Man, as well as Graham Greene, the novelist who first penned the story. Check out Harry Lime’s apartment, or the iconic Hotel Sacher and Café Mozart, where the undercover meeting between Baron Kurtz and Harry took place and hear the stories behind the classic film’s production. Delve into the history of postwar Vienna and secrets of Cold War espionage before concluding your tour in central Vienna.

Customer Reviews

James L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our guide, Barbara, was amazing. So personable, knowledgeable, and able to switch back and forth between German and English without a hitch. She knows The Third Man inside and out and added a tremendous amount to our understanding and appreciation of that wonderful film.

Susan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

If you are a fan of the film, then this tour is a must.

Kim W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Wonderful tour capturing some of the special moments of the movie, highlighting some of the secrets and sharing stories of the making of the movie. Excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide

Patrick A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Truly brilliant guide with loads of undying enthusiasm. Amazing and highly recomended

Niall Ó

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A very informative and entertaining tour for fans of the movie!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Christopher is passionate about the subject, and it was fun doing this walking tour with others who know and enjoy the movie. The day we did it was very cold and windy, but everyone hung in there because the information shared about the movie, and indeed about Vienna, was so interesting. Really, really enjoyed it.

James a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great tour with an excellent guide. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

M. K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The guide could do the tour in English and German. I choose the German one. It was excellent. It was not just information about the 3rd Man Film itself she told about the history of Vienna as well which added colour to the city. Well worth doing

Janet H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide, Chris, was excellent. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the tour in fact we went to see the film the next day whilst it was all fresh in our minds. Admittedly it was about 38 degrees. Really interesting and good fun.

Rosalind J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour . Barbara the guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Tour ends at a restaurant just in front of the famous door where Harry Lime is standing watching Holly. Food there is very good - a great way to end the trip. Recommend walk AND restaurant . Linda

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