Old Town East Walking Tour, Vienna

The Innere Stadt, first district of Vienna, is part of the World Heritage Site Historic Centre of the city. Originally the inner city was divided into four quarters, which were designated after important town gates. Take this tour to explore the beautiful landmarks, art galleries and shops in the East area of the Innere Stadt.
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Old Town East Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Old Town East Walking Tour
Guide Location: Austria » Vienna (See other walking tours in Vienna)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 13
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Author: leticia
Palais Coburg

1) Palais Coburg

Palais Coburg was built in the mid-19th century for Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. It remained in the family until 1970 at which time it was sold. The palace is built upon the wall that was part of the defensive system for the city of Vienna.

The palace has now been turned into a luxury all-suite hotel. Extensive renovations were required to make the palace worthy of being a luxury hotel, so don’t expect to be staying in a old drafty castle type building. The suites are very...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art

2) Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art

This gallery was founded by the spouse of Mauroner. In 2004 the gallery was moved from his private home in Salzburg to a large space in Vienna. Galerie Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art displays mainly Mediterranean artists.
Hours: Tue-Fri 11a.m. - 7p.m.; Sat 11a.m. -...   view more

3) Franziskanerkirche

Franziskanerkirche is also known as the Church of St. Jerome as well as the Franciscan Church in Vienna. The outside of this beautiful church is Renaissance while the inside is pure Baroque. It is a wonderful mix and an interesting place to visit. The location is not in a high tourist area, and there are wonderful little shops and cafes around to make the visit even more pleasant.

The present church was built in the early 1600s on top of the site of another church that had been destroyed....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Kunsthandel Dr. Ursula Hieke

4) Kunsthandel Dr. Ursula Hieke

Located at the corner of Grünangergasse and Singerstrasse, Vienna's inner city, Kunsthandel Dr. Ursula Hieke specializes in selling and buying of 20th century Austrian paintings, watercolors and drawings, including Wiener Secession and Hagenbundes movements. Gallery's owner -- Dr. Ursula Hieke, has been collecting works of art since 1980.

Operation Hours Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 1...   view more
Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky

5) Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky

Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky houses an interesting collection, from representational to abstract art. It focuses mainly on painting and sculpture, but also has some drawings, photographs and lithographs.
Hours: Wed - Fri: 13-18, Sat:...   view more
Galerie Chobot

6) Galerie Chobot

Galerie Chobot was founded as a private collection in 1971. It shows different exhibitions every year and participates in various international art fairs. Galerie Chobot will delight you with interesting sculptures and a range of works made from paper.
Hours: Tue - Fri 13:00 to 18:00, Sat 11:00 to...   view more
Mozart Ensemble

7) Mozart Ensemble

The Mozart Ensemble at Mozarthaus consists of four musicians who perform the chamber music of Austrian composers. The setting is intimate as the room only holds 100 guests and the musicians all wear period dress. It is rather like stepping into a time machine and transporting back to the time of Mozart. Although the name may make you think you will only hear Mozart compositions, the music includes all composers from the Viennese classical time period.

The room where the performance takes...   view more

8) Heiligenkreuzerhof

The Heiligenkreuaerhof and Bernardikapelle is a collection of shops, apartment’s courtyards and one beautiful old church. This area may be a bit difficult to find, but it is worth the effort. This area was once home to merchants and the shops were outside of the protective city walls. Some of the basements date back to the 12th century although most of the visible parts of the buildings there now are considerably older. The buildings were generally built in the mid 17th to mid 18th centuries. ...   view more

9) Jesuitenkirche

The Jesuit Church or Jesuitenkirche is located on Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz in Vienna. This church was completed in 1627. It is a marvelous example of Baroque architecture with a few odd twists. The twin towers look a bit out of place at first, but the whole building balances out nicely. The niches on the building with the statues are simply lovely. The Church was dedicated to Saint Loyola and Saint Francis Xavier when first erected. However, in 1703 the church was rededicated to the Assumption of...   view more
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10) Dominikanerkirche

The Church of St. Maria Rotunda, also known as Vienna's Dominican Church (Dominikanerkirche), is an early Baroque parish church and minor basilica in the historic center of Vienna. It is the third church built on the same site in the course of time. The impressive facade was built in the Roman-Lombardic style with dominant columns, supporting the cornice. The church consists of a long central nave, flanked by three side chapels on each side, a transept, a choir and an apse. The...   view more
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Wiener Kammeroper

11) Wiener Kammeroper

The Weiner Kammeroper was founded by Hans Gabor after the Second World War. The mission was to introduce Baroque opera that was getting little to no attention at other venues. The group did not have a permanent home, but was a traveling troupe. Today it resides at Fleischmarkt 24 in the center of Vienna. It is a tiny venue, but the performances are wonderful, well worth going to see.

In addition to opera that might not be viewed elsewhere, the Kammeroper is also home to budding young talent....   view more
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12) Postsparkasse

The Austrian Postal Savings Bank is housed in one of the buildings in Vienna that was created by the famous Otto Wagner. The organization as a whole was invented by Georg Coch. He had studied the principles of banking abroad, and came back home and opened the first bank in Vienna, and the whole area, that would do so called “moneyless transfers.” Bank transfers would simply being recorded as a credit on a ledger for one, and a debit on the ledger for another account, thereby eliminating the...   view more
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Urania Observatory

13) Urania Observatory

The Urania is an observatory located in Vienna. But to call it just that would be to miss the truly eclectic nature of this place. Over the years, it has branched into a place that holds educational events and lectures, has a restaurant and bar, and also serves as, of all things, a puppet theater. That is quite the mix of things for one small place.

The structure is done in an art nouveau style. The designer was Max Fabiani, who studied under the famous Otto Wagner. It sits very close to the...   view more
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Walking Tours in Vienna, Austria

Create Your Own Walk in Vienna

Create Your Own Walk in Vienna

Creating your own self-guided walk in Vienna is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums in Vienna's North

Museums in Vienna's North

Everyone would agree that Vienna is home to a vast range of world-renowned museums. Their impressive works of art, interesting exhibitions and unique collections captivate visitors. Taking this walking tour, you will become familiar with Vienna’s most famous museums located in the Northern Districts of the city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 km
Old Town Churches Walking Tour

Old Town Churches Walking Tour

Sacred buildings in Vienna impress visitors with their historic architecture and magnificent interiors. The remarkable Gothic Stephansdom, charming Baroque St Peter’s church, and other sacred buildings of Vienna provide not only a history of the city, but a refreshing look at truly beautiful architecture, as you will see in this tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Old Town South Walking Tour

Old Town South Walking Tour

The Innere Stadt, first district of Vienna, is part of the World Heritage Site Historic Centre of the city. Originally the inner city was divided into four quarters, which were designated after important town gates. Take this tour to explore the beautiful landmarks, art galleries and specialty shops in the Southern part of the Innere Stadt.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Music Venues Walking Tour

Music Venues Walking Tour

To call Vienna the "Music Capital of the World" would not be an exaggeration. It is home to a vast range of magnificent music venues where you can enjoy the sounds of Mozart’s arias, fabulous compositions by the "King of Waltz" Johann Strauss, famous Viennese Waltzes and other superb works of world-known musicians. Come enjoy the majestic sounds you will hear in some of the most popular music venues of Vienna.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Old Town Souvenir Shops

Old Town Souvenir Shops

It would be a pity to leave Vienna without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Vienna, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Old Town Chocolate Stores

Old Town Chocolate Stores

Vienna is famous for its mouth-watering confections. In its specialty shops and boutiques, usually located on the ground floors of historic buildings, you will find the best roasted coffee, high quality chocolates, sweets, wafers, cocoa and, of course, Mozartkugels. Don’t hesitate to visit the wonderful specialty shops in the Old Town featured in this guide.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km

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