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Vienna: Ghosts and Legends Guided Nighttime Walking Tour

1. Vienna: Ghosts and Legends Guided Nighttime Walking Tour

Embark on a guided city walking tour of Vienna at night and uncover the dark legends that lurk behind each corner. See city highlights, including Hofburg Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. With your guide, walk by the walls of the Hofburg Palace past the Augustinian Church and follow in the footsteps of ancient legends and suspicious characters who came before. Continue to Neuer Markt, and hear unnerving tales of strange occurrences. Explore the Blutgasse district, one of the oldest parts of the city center, and scout out haunted buildings. Learn about Vienna's history of vampires and witches and how it played a role in the beginning of the “Dracula” novel. Finish your night tour at the legendary St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Introducing Vienna Part 2: Courtyards & Mysterious Places

2. Introducing Vienna Part 2: Courtyards & Mysterious Places

Discover the hidden parts of the historical center of Vienna and learn more about the city’s courtyards and their legends. Listen to the many stories of Vienna as you stroll through narrow streets to lesser-known places in the city. Explore many famous highlights of Vienna that you will see during the tour. See Stephansplatz, Mozart’s final residence, Ballgasse, and the Franciscan Church and Monastery. Admire Palais Neupauer-Breuner and the Deutsche Haus, and stroll along Blutgasse and Domgasse. Learn more about St. Stephen’s Cathedral, traditional Viennese cuisine, and the house "Where the cow plays on the board" before exploring the old university district, the Jesuit Church, and the old city wall. This tour continues on from Part 1 provided by the same tour operator. However, it is not a problem if you have not taken part in the first tour beforehand.

Vienna: Guided Ghost Tour of Spooky Vienna

3. Vienna: Guided Ghost Tour of Spooky Vienna

Meet your guide in the city center to start your adventure through the streets, cellars, and squares and hear about Vienna’s darker history. Learn about the mummies in Michaelergruft and the enigmatic preservation of their bodies beneath Michaelkirche. Venture inside the Imperial Crypt hidden under the Capuchin Church and monastery and see the resting places of Habsburg royalty. Pause to learn about the many sarcophagi and urns that fill the crypt. Explore hidden prison dungeons and the cruel punishment of the Capuchin monks. Head to Blutgasse, or  "Bloody Alley", the site of the legendary massacre of the Templar Knights. Learn about the mysterious curse that is said to haunt the alley since the 14th century. Save the best for last with a trip to Stephansdom. Examine the demonic symbols and grotesque gargoyles that decorate the church’s ornate exterior. Marvel at the domineering gothic architecture of the massive cathedral.

Vienna: Private Walking Tour

4. Vienna: Private Walking Tour

Choose a tour of Vienna with a duration of 1 to 4 hours and learn more about its history, architecture, culture, and people. Get to know Vienna from a different perspective and stroll through the narrow streets and magnificent boulevards to famous buildings and monuments with your certified tour guide. You can decide which of Vienna's highlights you want to see. For example, you can visit Michaelerplatz with its Roman and medieval excavations and see the interior of St. Michael’s Church. Admire the treasures of the Hofburg Palace and listen to true stories about Empress Sisi. Stroll across Heldenplatz and hear stories about the Austrian heroes. Listen to stories about Josef II at Josefsplatz and learn more about the National Library, the Spanish Riding School, the Augustinian Church, and the Habsburgs. Walk past the Albertina, home to the largest graphic collection in the world, and see the Monument Against War and Fascism. Find out why the architect of the State Opera committed suicide, where Sachertorte was invented, and which building previously stood on the grounds of Hotel Sacher. At Neuer Markt you can discover the strange Imperial Crypt burial rituals of the Habsburgs and learn where Mozart died. Hear about the importance of the house at Franziskanerplatz and explore Blutgasse to experience how the people of Vienna used to live and how they live today. Listen to the legends of St. Stephan, visit Figlmüller with the famous Wiener Schnitzel, and explore the old university district. Admire the magnificent Baroque church of the Jesuits, discover the city walks, and explore the Greek quarter. Discover Vienna’s oldest church, St. Rupert's Church, and immerse yourself in the eventful history of the Romans and Jews in Vienna. Hear anecdotes about King Richard the Lionheart as you walk past the beautiful Baroque Pestsäule on the Graben before reaching Kohlmarkt with the Demel pastry shop. You can then enjoy a stroll back to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Blutgasse

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based on 650 reviews

The night hike was a very interesting and instructive event. In order to give the whole thing the appropriate framework, I personally lacked the tension a little. In addition to mysterious or mystical tales, legends and ghost stories, a night hike may also be associated with lanterns or people who underscore what is being told and thus make it unforgettable. Nevertheless, it was a highlight for me in Vienna, because the next day the individual stations could be inspected again. Thank you for this experience.

We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was friendly and personable and added some great humorous touches to the tour… He started off by showing us a historic photo of our AirBnB’s building and revealing to us that it had once been a brothel, haha. We were very amused by this, and also thought it was cool he had done the work to find and show us the photo. We learned a lot about the history of Vienna and thought the tour was well paced. We definitely recommend this one.

the guided tour of ghosts and legends was very entertaining and Ms. Stangl presented the sagas and legends in an interesting way. Very good guide

This excursion has been super interesting! I explained everything very well and the guide is very nice

Very nice guide and interesting stories that you wouldn't have learned that way. Recommended!