Heldenplatz Tours

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A colossal piazza right at the heart of Imperial Vienna, Heldenplatz stretches out in front of the sweeping arcs of the Hofburg Palace, which was commissioned for the Habsburg Imperial Family in 1881. Constructed under the orders of Emperor Franz Joseph II as part of the city’s elegant Ringstrasse thoroughfare in the late 19th century, the square is dominated by two vast equestrian statues of Archduke Charles of Austria and Prince Eugene of Savoy, and completely surrounded by the Baroque beauty of Vienna’s most important landmarks. 

The Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, lived on this spot in various palaces from the 13th century until its demise in 1918; now the palace is home to several sublime Imperial collections in the Neue Burg, Sisi and art museums; the Imperial Apartments; the office of the Austrian President; the National Library; the Hofburgs’ private chapel; and the Augustinian Church, parish church of Vienna’s aristocracy. The Spanish Riding School is in the Winter Riding School and members of the Vienna Boys’ Choir perform at concerts in the Burgtheater.  

Originally Heldenplatz was enclosed at its southern flank, but this now stands open; the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is all that remains of the walls. In keeping with its role in the center of Viennese history, it was from a balcony overlooking the square that Hitler announced the Anschluss on March 15, 1938. 

Practical Info

Heldenplatz is accessible 24/7. The museums are open from daily 9am–5.30pm (Jul–Aug 6pm). Take metro Line U3 to Herrengasse.
 
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Historical Hitler Walking Tour of Vienna

Discover the streets on which a young Hitler walked on a walking tour of historic Vienna. As you explore Vienna’s ornate Old Town, you’ll learn about Adolf Hitler’s early life and visit Jewish architecture that survived the Holocaust. See the devastation caused by more than 100,000 WWII bombs and pay your respects to monuments dedicated to lives lost.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Vienna Small-Group Christmas Market Walking Tour

See Vienna at its most enchanting on a 2.5-hour, small-group winter walking tour of the city, with time to explore the bustling Christmas markets, too. Learn about Vienna’s imperial history and rich culture as you pass churches, palaces, and landmarks lit up for the holidays with garlands of sparkling lights.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Vienna City Walking Tour

Explore the vibrant city of Vienna on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Led by a local guide, see top attractions such as the Gothic architecture of St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Spanish Riding School. As you go, learn the rich history behind the Austrian capital and each of its architectural gems.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Vienna Super Saver: City Walking Tour plus Highlights Bike Tour

See the best of Vienna by bike and by foot with this Super Saver, combining two popular tours at a 15% discount. Begin your morning with a guided walking tour through the Austrian capital, passing sites like the Hofburg Palace, Heroes’ Square and St Stephen’s Cathedral. Then continue your exploration in the afternoon by bike, following your guide around the famous Ringstrasse and to the Prater amusement park.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Vienna Highlights Bike Tour

Cycle the streets of Vienna on this 3-hour biking tour of the city. Led by an expert guide, saddle up and see the bright hues of the Hundertwasserhaus and the iconic Ferris wheel at the Prater. You’ll also pass top sites like Hofburg Palace, City Hall and the Opera House, learning about the city’s history from your guide as you go. After three hours of sightseeing and fresh air, your tour will conclude at its original departure point. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Art City Tour of Vienna with Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Ticket

If you’ve got limited time in Vienna, don’t miss this private 4-hour Vienna highlights tour, which includes skip-the-line entry to Schonbrunn Palace. Gain a comprehensive overview of Vienna alongside a private guide and chauffeur, and tick off highlights including Vienna Opera House, the Old Town Hall, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, home to the Habsburg’s fabulous art collection. With a skip-the-line ticket, you’ll also bypass lines often in excess of one hour at the UNESCO-listed Schonbrunn Palace. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this customizable private tour.
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Private History and Art City Tour of Vienna

Take control of your sightseeing itinerary on this private 3-hour art and history tour of Vienna. Alongside a private guide and chauffeur, you’ll cover unmissable Vienna attractions and have the option to customize your itinerary according to your interests. Tick off Vienna Opera House, Kunsthistorisches Museum, and the Old Town Hall, and visit the world-famous Prater amusement park and the Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and relish the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off on this private tour.  
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Vienna Day Trip from Ljubljana

The Austrian capital of Vienna is renowned for its imperial history and UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center. On this full-day tour from Ljubljana, enjoy comfortable round-trip transport by minivan and benefit from a small group size. In Vienna, visit the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, drive the famous RingStrasse, and admire landmarks such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral on a guided walking tour, then enjoy some free time to explore independently.
  • Duration: 18 hours
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