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Sinful Vienna: Following the Tracks of Josefine Mutzenbacher

Sinful Vienna: Following the Tracks of Josefine Mutzenbacher

Activity provider: Wienfuehrung
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Explore Vienna's city center against the backdrop of Josefine Mutzenbacher's life and listen to the frivolous stories all around the sinful life of prostitutes in the 19th century.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore Vienna from a completely different angle and learn more about the sinful life of Josefine Mutzenbacher
  • Discover the streets and squares in Vienna's old town that played a decisive role in the acquisition of clients
  • Listen to frivolous stories and enjoy a tour with a generous portion of humor
Full description
Journey back in time to follow the tracks of Josefine Mutzenbacher, a novelistic Viennese prostitute, who loved her way up the Viennese society successfully in the second half of the 19th century. Her memoirs were written in the old Café Griensteidl in the literary circle Young Vienna (Jung-Wien) by Felix Salten and are still considered today one of the bestsellers in erotic literature. Learn where and how Josefine Mutzenbacher and her colleagues found their clients during this guided walking tour of the streets and squares of the old town and get fascinating insights into the customs of her time. Beyond that, look forward to the interesting facts about prostitution during Roman times, the Middle Ages, modern times as well as getting insights into the situation today. Discover Vienna as the classic city of double standards, because ‒ as is well-known ‒ in Vienna, everything fun is forbidden. For example, there were no brothels in Vienna for 500 years until recently. Learn more about the alternatives, listen to the sotries and hear how prostitutes were paid in Vindobona.
  • Guided walking tour through Vienna's city center
  • German-speaking guide
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 14 years
    • Children under 18 years
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    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    In the middle of Michaelerplatz, at the excavations.

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    • Not suitable for children under 14-years-old
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    4.8 /5

    based on 130 reviews

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    A super "sinful experience" with a charming guide

    That was a great tour. Very informative, fun and made with a lot of passion. It is in a class of its own to discover the history of prostitution, which still lives in the semi-darkness of the social way of thinking. Really done by the guide and all participants hung on their lips until the last minute, who presented this world to us sensitively, scientifically, historically and graphically and underlaid it with funny erotic wisdom / information. The organization was great and the two hours went by in a flash. To be recommended as a top tour.

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    June 6, 2019

    Sympathetic city guide gladly again, although almost nothing came of Josefine Mutzenbacher;)

    August 22, 2021

    Great tour thanks to our amazing tourist guide!! Highly recommended, funny, funny, very informative and with a dash of frivolity, just great! You should have seen and heard that. We are so excited that we decided to book more tours as well, there is quite a bit on offer!!

    June 6, 2021

    Product ID: 51442