Dieter was an excellent guide who gave a great deal of information and clarified a number of historical inaccuracies. He is also very diplomatic in answering a number of contentious issues. This is the best walking tour I have ever been on. Each location had a specific history lesson. A must do tour to understand Vienna links to the third rich. I am a historian and I had a great experience with this excellent guide
Thank you to Sigi for her informative and personal walking tour of Vienna. We learned about the history of Hitler's early years in Vienna. Sigi mixed it in with understanding of what happened to the Jewish community in Vienna and shared with us there monuments in their memory.
Our guide deserves more than 5 stars, and she did a magnificent job on our March 12th tour, which was commemoration day. Her wealth of knowledge was incredible, and she was highly personable and enjoyable to be around, despite the heavy topic.
Our guide Deter was well informed and had a lot of great information. Well worth the time to trace the path and learn of the facts during this era. Our guide had a picture of the bombing pattern through Vienna and showed us many historically significant locations. The next day on a taxi ride through the city, I was able to visually spot and understand the difference of the architecture throughout the city due to the war's destruction. A memorable and worthwhile tour.
Dieter our guide was very knowledgable and informative, and the tour was interesting, but the tour could perhaps be more appropriately titled as Vienna in Hitlers days as the only two sights on the walking tour that had Hitlers presence were the Academy of Arts and the site where he declared the annexation of Austria. I would think a walking tour through the citys historical landmarks that survived or did not survive WWII or witnessed historical events in Vienna, as well as how life in Vienna went on during Nazi occupation of Vienna would be equally interesting.
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in history of WWII. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very passionate about the subject. We learned about how Austria and Austrians lived before the war, through the war and how they were coming to terms with aftermath of it. Very interesting tour and a great guide.