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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.


  • 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

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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

Kenneth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

I'm so glad we took this tour. I've loved the movie for years. We were shown many of the locations where the film was shot. The tour guide was incredible. She was able to effortlessly switch back and forth between English and German and still hold everyones attention. So much of the information was relevant to both the film and to 20th century history. It was great for orientation as well. Though we did not go inside places like the Opera House or the Sacher Hotel on this tour ,we got to see where they were and went back the next day. The tour ended by the famous doorway where Harry Lime appears physically for the first time in the film. After the tour ended we turned left to find something to drink and within a half minute saw the glory of the Rathaus all lit up for the first day of the Christmas Market. The whole evening was pretty ideal.

Gail W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great tour. Really interesting if you are a fan of the movie but also covers a lot of Viennese history.

Suzanne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent and so very interesting, with great knowledge.

Davina J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

A great tour! We walked around most of the famous filming locations from the film. The guide also told us interesting information about Vienna and the film, and showed pictures of Vienna after the war. He even cast the famous dramatic shadow on the wall. Well worth it for any lovers of classic film!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour with an excellent guide.

Mary O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Vienna was fabulous! I loved the tour of In the Footsteps of 'The Third Man' and now know everything I wanted to know about the filming of that movie in Vienna!! I also happened to go on the sewer tour in which sections of the sewer were filmed for the movie. This tour completed all the areas I wanted to experience. The tours were unforgettable! The guides were friendly and impassioned about the work that goes on in that sewer. Anyone who loves that movie MUST walk 'In the Footsteps of 'The Third Man!' Vienna and The Third Man are permanently linked together. I loved the movie and loved Vienna and would love to live there the rest of my life!!

Kim G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Even if you are not a fan of The Third Man film this is a great walking tour. The guide was very knowledgeable about the film and had even written a book which we bought. You really get to see a great deal of Vienna. I would definitely recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Christopher,the guide was very good,very warm,knowledgable,involeved himself in tour so much that it was a pure joy to be with him..not only film guide but in general he was amazing..he made my trip..i was looking forward to see all locations and he was beyond my expectation in doing so..I recommend strongly to go for this tour..

James L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our guide, Barbara, was amazing. So personable, knowledgeable, and able to switch back and forth between German and English without a hitch. She knows The Third Man inside and out and added a tremendous amount to our understanding and appreciation of that wonderful film.

Susan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

If you are a fan of the film, then this tour is a must.

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