• Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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

Belinda W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We met Birgitte, our guide, ten mins before the tour started. She proved to be an animated and expert guide, which is no surprise given that she is an historian and knows everything about post-war Vienna and The Third Man. She really brought Vienna and the film to life.

GEOFFREY S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Fascinating insights into both Vienna and the art of film. I loved it. Thanks again

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The guide was very knowledgeable The Third Man film which she rated much better than the book. She was pleased that we knew a lot about the film. Think it made it much more interesting for her too.

ianmurray1000

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I really enjoyed this. Expert guide to the film and post 2WW Vienna.

Alan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The guide was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and funny. It was a fun tour.

Irene S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We both really enjoyed this walking tour despite only my husband being very familiar with the film. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and we saw lots of things around the city centre that we wouldn't have known about. The walk was not over fast nor too slow and suitable for most levels of fitness. Nice weather certainly helped too.

Irene S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We both really enjoyed this walking tour despite only my husband being very familiar with the film. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and we saw lots of things around the city centre that we wouldn't have known about. The walk was not over fast nor too slow and suitable for most levels of fitness. Nice weather certainly helped too.

W B C E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Even if you haven't seen the movie can there be anyone who hasn't? this tour is a great lesson in conditions in post-war Vienna and should be augmented by a visit to the Third Man museum in Pressgasse, near the Naschmarkt. Our group were lucky to be guided by Dr Brigitte Timmermann, who is probably the world expert on the making of the film and author of a book on the subject. You see many of the locations actually used as well as several that were faithfully reproduced at Shepperton. The two and a half hour tour does not include three notable locations: the Riesenrad in the Prater, the Central Cemetery and the sewers. But there is a nice surprise at the end.

Colin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was superb and the background information about the screenplay as well as the film locations was extremely interesting. Imagine our surprise when we came across a zither player on the the street. Our guide Brigid was excellent. This tour is a must for those interested in the 1949/50 Vienna

Philip A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was a fantastic tour with a very knowledgible tour guide. He was very good and knew all about The Third Man we thoroughly enjoyed the tour and it was useful in the layout of Vienna too. Would recommend this tour to anyone. Would recommend a visit to the Wheel at Prater Park easy to get to and finishes off the tour.

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