Vienna City Tour: Waltzing through Memory

Stops

12

Stories

66

Distance

6.9km

Duration

3h

Audio

Human Voice

Description

The heart of a once-mighty empire, Vienna is a colourful, multi-layered city offering a profusion of experiences, flavours, sounds and smells. From waltzes to roses, tragic princesses to legendary composers and cakes to schnitzel, Vienna unfolds surprises in every step!

Waltz in Vienna with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the fascinating history of the capital of Austria. Start your tour from Palais Schwarzenberg, a Baroque palace in front of Schwarzenbergplatz, Landstraße and then continue to explore the best sites of the city, feeling like a local! This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the (venue name) with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

 

Cover Photo: © tookapic / pixabay

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A Viennese “It” Destination

In 1697, this beautiful palace was commissioned to the famous Baroque Master Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt by the Austrian diplomat and military commander Heinrich Franz von Mansfeld, Prince of Fondi, who wished to have an elegant summer residence located not too far from the city centre. Unfortunately, he did not live to see his palace, as he died before the completion of the construction. The plot and the unfinished structure was purchased by Prince Adam Franz of Schwarzenberg, whose powerful and affluent family, with origins from Bohemia, desired to expand their influence in Vienna. Adam Franz entrusted the project to Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach who completed it in 1728. The result was grandiose. The large baroque gardens, the impressive fountains, the stunning marble gallery, as well as the cavalry school and orangery, which were later added, were a site of splendour and soon became one of the favourite destinations of the Viennese aristocracy during the 18th century.

Tania Fiorentzi

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Contributors

Image Credits:

Stop 1: © Werckmeister / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 2: © Bwag / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 3: © Böhringer Friedrich / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 4: © P e z i / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 5: © Gugerell / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 6: © Rafa Esteve / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 7: © Jorge Royan / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 8: © Bwag / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 9: © Bwag / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 10: © Zyance / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 11: © Bwag / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 12: © Bwag / Commons Wikimedia

Details

Prinz Eugen-Straße 5, 1030 Wien, Austria

There is no meeting point. The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the entrance of the Palais Schwarzenberg (Prinz Eugen-Straße 5, 1030 Wien, Austria).

Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien, Austria
  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS).
  • An activation link to access your audio tour.
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges.
  • Entrance fee to the museums, monuments etc.
  • Live Guide.
  • Smartphone or headphones.
  • Food and drinks.
  • Transportation.
  • App not compatible with Windows phones.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Please consider that admission fees for the are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included.
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant.
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation.
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB).
  • Please keep in mind that it is a walking city tour and for that reason it is wheelchair accessible. 

 

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and hat or sunscreen (during spring and summer).
  • It is better to have the tour before the sunset and preferably in the morning. 
  • Palais Schwarzenberg,
  • Karlskirche,
  • Secession Hall,
  • Vienna State Opera,
  • Albertinaplatz,
  • Mozart Monument,
  • Maria-Theresien-Platz,
  • Volksgarten,
  • Hofburg,
  • Michaelerplatz,
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral,
  • Sigmund Freud Museum

Secession Hall (The Secession is currently closed. All events and public guided tours are cancelled.) Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Hofburg Palace Daily and on public holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Monday to Saturday from 9.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

and from 1.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Sundays and public holidays from 1.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Sigmund Freud Museum Wednesday to Sunday & Holiday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Mon/Tue closed 

Secession Hall 9.5€

Hofburg Palace 15€

Sigmund Freud Museum 14€

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)

There is no meeting point. The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the entrance of the Palais Schwarzenberg (Prinz Eugen-Straße 5, 1030 Wien, Austria). The easiest way to get there is by tram, by reaching the station Gußhausstraße. The Schwarzenberg Palace is across the street 2 mins walk towards the palace. The tour ends at the Sigmund Freud Museum (Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien, Austria) near the Schlickgasse Tram station.

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Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.

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