Join me on this medival history tour!
Why not leave the city behind for one day and join me on this fascinating excursion!
We will start out at your hotel, where I will come to pick you up with a professional driver and car.
Our first stop will be the medival Liechtenstein Castle.
You will get a private introduction in the medival lifestyle of Count Liechtenstein and his family.
We move on to the true highlight of the tour, Heiligenkreuz Abbay. Also created in the Middle Ages, it is a working Cistercian cloister with a fantastic medival church.
If you are truly interested in Habsburg history we will then move onto the Karmel Mayerling, where the big tragedy happened. Here crown prince Rudolph committed suicide, casting terrible shadows on the already weak Danube monarchy.
We can now enjoy a truly scenic ride through the "Helenental"-Valley and will arrive in the charming town of Gumpoldskirchen, where you can sample a glass of Austrian white wine!
For the foodies amongst you we can have lunch at Freigut Thallern - located in a scenic vinery!
Medival Liechtenstein Castle
Heiligenkreutz Cistercian Abbey
Karmel Mayerling - place of suicide of Rudolf of Habsburg
Helenental - scenic ride
charming wine town of Gumpoldskirchen
lunch at nice vinery "Freigut Thallern"
little walk in vineyards
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: in front of Hotel Sacher in City Center
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
car or minivan
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 EURO - 9 EUR ticket Liechtenstein Castle
9.50 EUR ticket Abbey Heiligenkreutz
7 EUR Carmel Mayerling
4.5 Glas of wine
possible lunch money
I do not have a car of my own but I can arrange for a separate car and driver. Vienna is a city like New York City where owning a car is not necessary and if so a hassle with parking.
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Great to tour medieval castle and unlock rooms as we went through. Gave the best description of the Hapsburg dynasty I have heard in many lectures, just enough detail. Heard the organ playing in monastery that Shubert loved to play.