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Historic Center of Vienna

Historic Center of Vienna

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The Basics

Visitors can shop along Karntnerstrasse or Kohlmarkt, sip coffee in one of Vienna’s famed coffeehouses, and peruse the area’s rich architecture and numerous museums. For a closer look into the storied history of attractions such as Hofburg Palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, explore the maze-like alleyways of Vienna’s First District on a small-group walking tour with an expert guide. Alternately, a 3.5-hour coach tour can give you an overview of city highlights, plus skip-the-line access to Schönbrunn Palace and discounted entry to Belvedere Palace, home of Gustav Klimt’s famous painting,The Kiss.

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Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
$52.43 per adult
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Our guide was excellent and very informative and engaging . We visited all the key places and loved the tour
Mark_v, Nov 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Vienna

star-5
One of the best city tours I’ve done.
Virginia_C, Nov 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Great tour. Charming tour guide. She was great at explaining the history, architecture and the art. Went above and beyond.
star-5
Great tour
Cathy_B, Nov 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Definitely recommend. Dace was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable. We saw so much in the few hours we were with her, lots of walking so wear comfy shoes.
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The host provided great...
Desirrae_T, Oct 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
The host provided great information and history of Vienna. We were visiting during Austria National Day 10/26. There was a lot to see. Definitely recommend.
star-5
Beautiful Vienna!!!
RomeoGonzalez_R, Oct 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
We experienced Vienna, this time, much much better than our previous visits! Excellent tour handling!!!
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Great introduction to Vienna
Alyssa_L, Oct 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Dace was a wonderful tour guide, not only very informative but very personable and often funny and witty. This tour was a great start to our trip to get us quickly oriented and with a basic understanding of Vienna’s history. Dace also had a binder with photos to help explain a lot of the history; this is the first tour I’ve had visual aids which I found very helpful.
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Highly recommended!
Philip_S, Oct 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Dace was a wonderful tour guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was well organized and laid out to see the best of Vienna. The detail provided us with everything we needed to know to understand the history of Vienna. Would highly recommend Dace and this tour! She also was very helpful in recommending the best local places to eat and visit.
star-5
Lots to see and in the perfect amount of time!
Melissa_C, Oct 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Host was great. Very knowledgeable and super fun. She was able to answer any questions I had and even recommended some good places to eat. The tour was the perfect amount of time. Some tours get to be too long but this was perfect and we got to see a lot in the time we had. Best tour I did all trip.
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Educational and fun
Katrine_S, Oct 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Really enjoyable and interesting tour with Dace as our guide. Seems she knows everything, great historical events and small, yet interesting, anecdotes alike. Highly recommendable!
star-4
A Nice Walk in Old Vienna
Charles_M, Sep 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
I enjoyed the walking tour of the old city. It was nice to hear a little about the history and to get some insights. This was my 1st time in Vienna and it helps to have a guide.
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Beautiful Vienna
Charina_R, Sep 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Comprehensive way to understand Vienna in twi hours. Our tour guide shared so much informations and kept us all interested all through out the walking tour!
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Dace was a wonderful...
Sergio_V, Sep 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Dace was a wonderful guide. She was very knowledgeable and really knows her history. She has a love for her city. My husband and I really enjoyed our tour.
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A walking tour that made sense of the city
Susan_C, Sep 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Dace gave a well integrated historical perspective of Vienna.The highlights of her tour were the gardens,churches,and Hapsburg history.Very well paced tour!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The streets of Vienna’s First District are narrow and mostly one-way, making car travel difficult. Luckily, the city’s excellent public transport system can take you within a few minutes walk of most attractions.

  • Bring a pair of comfortable shoes if you plan to explore the area on foot.

  • Credit cards aren’t as common here as in Northern Europe, especially in restaurants, so you may want to carry cash.

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How to Get There

Vienna International Airport is located just outside the city limits of Vienna, roughly 12 miles (20 kilometers) or 20 minutes by road from the Historic Center. If you’re arriving by train, the Vienna Central Train Station is just a 10-minute subway ride from the First District. A slew of international bus services arrive at the Vienna International Bus Terminal, also a 10-minute subway ride from the city center.

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When to Get There

Summer is the most popular time to visit, so if you’re visiting between June and August, make sure to book accommodations ahead of time. Spring and fall bring mild weather and fewer crowds. Although winter can be cold, with temperatures around 32°F (0°C), Christmas markets abound in Vienna’s holiday season (think cheerful lights, seasonal treats, and handcrafted goods).

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Architectural Marvels in Vienna

The Historic Center of Vienna is characterized by its intricate architecture, from medieval remnants like St. Stephen's Cathedral to the grand Imperial Palace, which represents the golden age of the Habsburg Empire. The 19th-century Ringstrasse is also lined with iconic buildings, including City Hall’s Gothic towers, the neoclassical columns of Vienna’s Parliament, and the Renaissance-inspired Vienna State Opera House (Wiener Staatsoper).

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Historic Center of Vienna?
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