Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Sightseeing Tour

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Delve into Vienna's rich history on this captivating 2-hour stroll through the city's picturesque streets. Your guide will regale you with an entertaining mix of humorous anecdotes, fascinating facts, and intriguing legends, bringing the city's fascinating past to life. As you wander through Vienna's charming streets, you'll soon understand why this stunning metropolis is renowned as one of the most breathtakingly beautiful cities on the globe.


Unravel the secrets of Vienna, one of the world's most breathtaking cities, on this captivating walking tour. The journey begins in ancient Roman Vienna, where you'll discover the intriguing reason behind the construction of a medieval castle. Next, marvel at the stunning St. Michael's Church, with its unique blend of three architectural styles. Delve into the history of the magnificent Hofburg Palace, exploring its vast grounds that span an astonishing 555,000 square meters. Learn about the influential rulers who shaped the city's destiny. Be awestruck by the grandeur of Heroes' Square and uncover the secrets hidden behind its imposing façades. This guided tour will reveal the significance of visiting the Imperial Treasury, a must-see attraction in Vienna. Discover the hidden gems and surprises that await you in this captivating city. As you stroll past the breathtaking Austrian National Library, featuring an impressive state room, uncover the symbolism behind the rooftop emblem and the story behind the square's namesake, Emperor Joseph II. Visit the revered church where royal Habsburg weddings took place (excluding Sundays and public holidays), and learn about the extraordinary circumstances where the groom was absent from the ceremony. However, Vienna's rich history also has a darker side. As you pass by the Albertina and the poignant Monument Against War and Fascism, you'll confront the devastating realities of World War II. Your journey will also take you to the iconic State Opera, where you'll learn why the Hotel Sacher now stands in place of the former Carinthian Gate Theatre. Be fascinated by the intriguing anecdotes surrounding the Providentia Fountain at Neuer Markt and the Habsburg burial rituals in the Imperial Crypt. This captivating walking tour concludes at the iconic St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna's iconic landmark. Hear about its partial destruction during World War II and uncover surprising facts that challenge what you thought you knew about this magnificent city.

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