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Vienna and the Holocaust: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

1. Vienna and the Holocaust: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

This walking tour is an essential introduction to Vienna’s role in the Holocaust. It tells the story of Viennese Jews throughout the city’s history, with a focus on the Holocaust and the post-war years when justice was being sought. If you like overlooked history, forgotten stories, and off-the beaten path places, this walk through the center of Vienna will be right up your alley (and we’ll be wandering down a few of those too!) We’ll explore locations with links to Jewish Vienna that aren’t often found on tourist maps. Along the way, you’ll learn about Simon Wiesenthal, the greatest ‘Nazi hunter’ of all time, and how many of his efforts eventually led to justice. You can look forward to hearing about: • Jewish Vienna’s history, and Austria’s role in the Holocaust • The original site of the Gestapo headquarters • Stadt Temple • “The Nameless Library”, the central memorial for Austrian victims of the Holocaust • Leopoldstadt, Vienna’s thriving Jewish community • The O5 headquarters, the most prominent pro-Austrian resistance group Whether it’s your first time in Vienna or you’re a curious history buff eager to uncover the city’s hidden corners, this 90-minute walk will keep you captivated and have you yearning for more intriguing tales.

Vienna: Private Walking Tour

2. 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 St. Rupert's Church

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 30 reviews

The walking tour helped us understand both the history and layout of the city. It provided an excellent framework for all our following tourist activities. We really felt that Herbert had tailored His commentary and routeur response to our preferences.

Herbert was a fabulous guide. He spoke excellent English and was so helpful. He was incredibly knowledgeable and we saw and learned so much in three hours. One of the best walking tours we’ve ever taken!

Great tour, a lot of super interesting spots visited, highly professional guide (Herbert S.), overall an experience I can highly recommend to other visitors.

The tour flew by! You can feel the enthusiasm for Vienna and its history, for him it's more than his job.

Individual city tour

The city guide adjusted to our wishes and showed us a lot apart from the typical tourist destinations.