Free Walking Tour in Vienna City Center

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Duration: 2h 15min
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Provided by Mirko Postolovski

Overview of the tour in Vienna

Join us for a walk-through of Vienna’s City center. Together we will explore and discover the stories, and tales of Vienna’s history and present.

The tour begins at Minoriten square near the metro station U3 Herrengasse.

We’ll talk about life in the metropolis that was the center of the Holy Roman Empire for more than 600 years. Nowadays with almost 2 million inhabitants is one of the biggest in East Europe.

A walk-in Vienna is impossible without visiting Mozart’s statue in Burggarden and talking about his legacy that moves Vienna’s concert scene to today.

We will discover how coffee has become an everyday ritual and since when bakers in Vienna have been baking the popular Sacher Cake, Kaiserschmarrn. (Pancakes)

After two and a half hours, our journey ends at the Cathedral of St. Stephan in the city center.

Some of the stops included in the tour:

Hofburg
Burggarden
Joseph Square
Saint Stephan's Cathedral

I look forward to seeing You!

Your Mirko!

This activity includes:

  • Vienna Operahouse
  • The Hofburg
  • Heldenplatz
  • Albertina
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral
  • People's Garden
  • Mozart Monument
  • Burggarten

Meeting point

Minoriten square

On arrival

The tour begins at Minoriten Square near the metro station U3 Herrengasse. I’ll be waiting for you at the Minoritenplatz near the metro station U3 Herrengasse (Exit Minoritenplatz) by the monument of Leopold Figl.

Things to note

What Should you know during your Visit in Austria?

Greetings from Vienna, Austria!

From the money in Austria, and typical Austrian food to tipping in Austria, these are the facts about Austria that you need to know!

Language in Austria
German is the official language of Austria. A lot of people in Austria also speak English, so you won’t have any trouble getting around if you don’t know German.

A few basic German phrases to know before you visit Austria:
Please = Bitte
Thank You = Danke
Yes = Ja
No = Nein
I Want = Ich Will
Where is? = Wo ist?
Toilet = WC

Money in Austria
In Austria, the currency is the Euro, which comes in several bills from 100 Euros to 5 Euros.

You can use your credit card in most places in Austria, but cash is still king, so you want to make sure you’re always carrying some Euros in Austria.

When you withdraw cash in Austria at the ATM, try to get some smaller bills that are easier to spend.

Transportation in Austria
Austria has great public transportation. The buses and trains go everywhere, even in the smaller towns.

Eating Out in Austria
Dinner time in Austria is from 6:00 pm until 8.00 pm. Traditional Austrian food includes Wienerschnitzel, lots of pork, streudels, and cakes.

Austria once owned part of Italy, so you’ll find great Italian food in Austria. Same with Hungary, so there’s good goulash in Austria.

Tipping in Austria should be around 10-15 % of your bill.

Service in Austria

Service isn’t that great in Austria. The service in Austria is professional, but if you are looking for extra help, or expecting someone to stop by every once in a while, it doesn’t happen. The service is efficient, but not very friendly.

Bathrooms in Austria
The bathrooms in Austria are usually free, unless you are at a train station, where you’ll need some coins to enter the toilet. The public toilets in Austria are also very private.

The opening times of Vienna’s shops, museums, Tourist Info Vienna, etc

Museums
Most of Vienna's museums open their doors daily. Some are closed once a week, often either on Monday or Tuesday. The daily opening times vary from museum to museum, but you can generally assume that a museum will be open between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm. Some of the large museums offer art lovers one late evening per week and stay open until 8.00 pm or 9.00 pm.

Shops
Shops are usually open Mon - Fri from 9.00 am - 6.30 pm, Sat until 5.00 pm or 6.00 pm. Shopping is available on Sundays and holidays only at the large railway stations, at the airport and in the museum shops.

Restaurants and hot food
Most restaurants in the city center are open daily. Hot food is generally offered from 11.00 am - 2.00 pm and from 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm. Some restaurants, often outside the city center, are closed one day each week, sometimes on Sundays as well. Night owls can silence late or even early hunger pangs at a typical Viennese sausage stand.

Banks
Most banks in Vienna are open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm and until 5.30 pm on Thursdays.

Drugstores
Drugstores are open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am - 6.00 pm, usually without a lunch break, and on Saturday from 8.00 am - 12.00 noon. Outside of these times, a 24-hour drugstore standby service is available throughout the city. For telephone, information call tel. 1455.

P.S. Please check the website of the respective institution/shop etc. for the current opening hours!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

I am looking forward to seeing you in Vienna!

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