Guided tour

Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Crimes Guided Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: Prime Tours

Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Crimes Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Prime Tours

From US$ 37.74 per person

Uncover the macabre side of Vienna on this 2-hour guided city crime tour. Visit the eery sites of the infamous deeds and historical scandals that left their mark on Vienna's history.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Uncover the crimes of Viennese historical nobles
  • Hear the dark history of the city's most popular cathedral
  • Discover the history of the infamous Bloody Countess
Full description

Explore the dark side of Vienna and uncover the hidden histories lurking behind every corner. Hear the infamous legends from your professional guide as you pass historical monuments with eery secrets. Visit the Palais Bathory, home of the infamous Elizabeth Bathory. Learn about her many deeds and how she bathed in the blood of virgins, earning her the name the "Bloody Countess." Turn a corner and arrive at the magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral, famous for its medieval crypts and tombs that hide a sinister past. Continue to the Himmelpfortgasse in the first district, known for its bloody history. Uncover the dark histories behind over ten locations in Vienna and hear the bloodcurdling crimes, many of which were committed by historical Viennese nobles.

  • Professional Guide
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

Meet your guide near the "memorial against war and fascism" on Helmut Zilk Square. Your guide will have a yellow umbrella.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 23 reviews

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A very varied, humorously designed tour with a very nice guide, who manages to immerse you in the time and the events at each station within a few moments. Suitable for both locals and visitors to Vienna!

August 16, 2022

Very informative, entertaining tour through Vienna's city center, peppered with scary anecdotes. We recommend!

July 29, 2022

Very interesting, well presented! Excitingly told! Anytime again and definitely recommended!

May 16, 2022

Product ID: 399005