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Romantic old town

2014 07 26 009 Show all photos

Location: Vienna

Period of time: 2h

Price: from 234€ per group (Scale price)

Category: Rundgänge

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City walks and city tours in Vienna

Organisational Details

Scale price: from 11 person 234€ per group
from 16 person 260€ per group
from 21 person 279,50€ per group

Participants: 2-25 person (Only group booking)

Languages:German, English, French, Italian, Croatian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Dutch

Booking option:Booking on fixed rate

Description of Tour

Romans, Jews and merchants: The Hohe Markt still bears witness to the traces of Vindobona. One of Vienna's oldest houses, the Berghof, stood here and the first public water pipe had its terminus here. The anchor clock gives a good impression of how much history has taken place here, on this square.

The Greek Quarter: Characterized by centuries of hustle and bustle of the merchants on the innermost branch of the Danube, it has always been hectic here. Not only the dear Augustin can sing a song of it in the truest sense of the word. The Turks fought here and the Greeks prepared their fight for independence here. Traces of history can be found at every corner.

Architectural diversity: From Gothic residential towers to medieval cobblestones, backyards from the Renaissance, Baroque city palaces, entire rows of houses from the Rococo period and magnificent Gründerzeit houses to individual elegant Art Nouveau houses, all architectural styles can be found in Vienna's Old Town.

Sagen und Legenden: Such a rich and eventful history is automatically associated with many stories and G'schichterl. Again and again people have tried to explain existing things by means of legends. Legend and reality may sometimes differ. Especially animals play an important role in this world of legends. And as ornaments on facades and fountains, they also make the hearts of children and adults beat faster.

The old university quarter: Secluded from traffic and hidden in the middle of the old-town jungle of houses is the Jesuit quarter. Accompanied only by the splashing of the fountain on the square in front of it, a look inside the Jesuit Church proves to be a treasure trove of baroque exuberance, of ecclesiastical demonstrations of power and the competition between painters and architects.

Narrow alleys and backyards: Some of the alleys are winding, narrow and anything but straight. The approaching enemy wanted to be seen best already from a distance. Just the thought of the hygienic conditions in the Middle Ages stimulates the imagination of how life and everyday life used to be. And just by opening a window, one's breath is taken away. Maybe someone hasn't got his chamber pot yet .......

Services

Inclusive

State Certified Austriaguide for 2h


Exclusive

Admissions, transportation (not required) and refreshments.

Requirements

You should be able to walk normally.

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