Vienna: Scandals, Intrigues, and Legends Walking Tour

Vienna: Scandals, Intrigues, and Legends Walking Tour

From US$ 29.11 per person

This city tour looks deep into the Viennese soul. Learn about the Habsburgs beyond Sisi and Franzl and discover 640 years of intrigue and scandals waiting to be discovered by you.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • See the church where Sisi was married
  • Discover the house of the Blood Countess who murdered hundreds of virgins
  • Learn about an emperor's transgressions in the red light district
  • Find out why there are very straightforward street names in Vienna, such as Blutgasse, Fleischmarkt, Neuermarkt
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Start your tour from Albertinaplatz and see the house of the Blood Countess. Learn the tale of why she needed the blood of hundreds of virgins, and learn how one street musician was able to survive a drunken night in a plague pit. Check out the toothache god at St. Stephen's Cathedral and learn the painful story behind it. Hear about the brother of the emperor who was found walking naked through the famous Hotel Sacher. This hotel is full of many legends, including one of an emperor thrown out from the establishment because of his complaints about their unsatisfactory services. Finally, end your tour at the meat market. This tour offers no operetta bliss but many surprising and exciting tales of scandal and intrigue along the way.
  • Licensed Austrian guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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

Meet at Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien, next to Albertina Museum, on the street level, next to the fountain and the sausage stand with the green rabbit on the roof, behind the opera and opposite the tourist information - make sure to look for the local partner's green umbrella.

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
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5 /5

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Very nice and enthusiastic guide who also knew her very well. You could ask her anything and you could literally feel how passionate she is for the topic. Some of the stories / scandals discussed were already known, but we also learned some new things. I can only recommend.

August 11, 2021

The scandals of Viennese history can no longer really shake with today's horrors and today's open sexual morals. But there were a lot of interesting details. A good addition to other tours.

July 15, 2021

Interessante Geschichten aus Wien, die man sonst nie hört.

July 17, 2021

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