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See the underground world of Vienna on this 2-hour walking tour. Led by an expert guide, travel below the city’s streets to explore the crypt of St Michael’s Church, a burial site for nobility in the 16th century, holding over 4,000 bodies. Afterward, head above ground to examine the Roman excavation in Michaelerplatz. Numbers are limited to 15 on this tour to ensure an intimate experience.

Highlights

  • 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

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

Michaelerplatz Vienna

Your tour will begin in central Vienna, where you’ll join up with your guide. Head to St Michael’s Church in Michaelerplatz, one of the city’s oldest churches and the former parish church of the Imperial Court. The Romanesque, early Gothic building dates back to the early 13th century.

Follow your guide below ground to wander the church’s crypt. Built as a burial site for affluent Viennese and members of the nobility in the 16th century, the crypt held over 4,000 bodies. Learn from your guide how the crypt's stable climate has kept the bodies in tact over hundreds of years.

Afterward, travel back above ground to the archeological site in Michaelerplatz. See the excavation that unearthed the Vindobona military camp, a Roman settlement comprising soldiers’ homes. Your guide will provide insightful background on the history of the settlement as you roam the area.

Your tour will conclude in Michaelerplatz, where you can continue exploring Vienna on your own.

Customer Reviews

ALFONSO R. L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Exceptionally stellar tour, and most knowledgeable tour guide. If anyone wants to know the underground yes, literally underground history of Vienna, this tour is a must. They say that the tour's duration is about one and a half hours. However, it is in reality a little more than 90 minutes, and our tour guide acknowledged this from the onset. But that little more time, nonetheless, is truly worth it. We did the tour in the afternoon of Wednesday, 13 July 2016. Our tour guide, Barbara, was simply amazing. Not only did she keep us engaged throughout the archaeological undergrounds of the city, all the way back to the Roman and Medieval periods, but she was also fully attentive to our queries, well-organized, very friendly and, at times, quite humorous. We highly recommend this tour and this tour guide.

mjmerchandise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour guide was excellent . Totally different and exciting tour.

John V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Most enjoyable two hours. The guide was excellent with a great knowledge and sense of humour. The best bit was the Crypt where there was a lot to learn. The other two vaulted cellars were interesting in their own way but apart from the spaces there wasn't a lot to see in them. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Gina F

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.

jke99574

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

Terry

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.

ajmom

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!

Katrina B

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.

Joseph C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

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

andrea s

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:)

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