Coffee a la Maria Theresia: In love with Vienna

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Activity Level



First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8



Arabic (basic), French (conversational), English (fluent), German (fluent), Spanish (basic), Italian (fluent), Russian (basic)

...sweet orange liqueur and a lot of whipped cream.... so sweet, so nice, so loving..

Vienna has more to offer than a glorious past, it is also a very romantic city. In some hidden corners we still may find old gas lanterns, dreamy backyards and inner courts invite you to stay and imagine past times. Also houses and shop fassades can tell their own story which goes far beyond the imperial history that you will hear so often. How did that humane "falling in love" story work out 300 years ago? What was possible, where were the no gos? This tour will show you some of the most romantic places in downtown Vienna. It is packed with many interesting stories of bourgeois life in earlier times as well as the lower class people's permanent struggle far away from that romanticism. I will start with you from some of the oldest quarters in Vienna, stroll through the narrow roads behind the cathedral and finish at the Ringstreet.


From Schwedenplatz at the banks of the Danube Canal we head on to one of the oldest quarters in downtown Vienna, the Greek town (a visit of the Greek orthodox church is not always possible), then the old university, some famous big courts. These old lanes are very romantic and I will have stories of all kinds. . . . Join me further to the area behind our cathedral that host many hidden secrets and lovely backyards. I will show you the freemasons loge, the house where Mozart composed his famous opera "Figaros Wedding" or old Biedermeier houses that witnessed very tragic love stories. Another kind of romanticism is the posh cat cafe. at the end of this tour I will also show you parts of the old city walls. . . . there are few places in Vienna where you find bits and pieces of it, I have them for you! The tour finally ends at the ring street within easy reach of the subway (U3)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: at Schwedenplatz/Hafnersteig - just opposite the U-Bahnstation Schwedenplatz (line U1/U4)

End location: Stubentor /Ringstreet (U-Bahnstation U3 line)

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.


this is a 100% walking tour, but it will be nice and easy

What’s Included

Other: the tour is a walking tour that includes the places and stories, but no entrances fees (there are not needed on this tour)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

8 EUR - maybe you want to have a coffee to go or a bottle of water

What’s Extra

Other: there are no extras on this tour, only your personal expenses.


when we do full day tours or also half day tours where a car is required, I will hire a comfortable cab or minivan with a driver. I can drive cars, but I am not a professional driver. Both car and driver will be included in the price, but no entrance fees

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