Old Town South 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 specialty shops in the Southern part of the Innere Stadt.
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Old Town South Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Old Town South Walking Tour
Guide Location: Austria » Vienna (See other walking tours in Vienna)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 17
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Author: leticia
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Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien

1) Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien

This very famous institute of art was first organized in 1872. The final competition of the building happened in 1876. At that time, it was named the Academy of Fine Arts. The architect was none other than Theophil Hansen.

Some of the finest Flemish works of art to be found anywhere can be viewed here. You will also be able to enjoy the fine works of Dutch artists of the 17th Century. That list of artisans includes the likes of van Dyck and Rembrandt.

In more recent times, the Academy...   view more
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State Opera House

2) State Opera House (must see)

The State Opera House is an impressive structure with an equally impressive company of performing singers. The history of this location dates all the way back to around the 1860s. The place was originally called the Vienna Court Opera. That name was changed by the Habsburgs in 1920 during the early formation of the first Austrian Republic.

Many of the members of the Opera end up performing with the Vienna Philharmonic. The group has a large repertoire of very famous pieces as well, such as...   view more
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Opern Confiserie

3) Opern Confiserie

Opern Confiserie is another fabulous Viennese confectionery. You will be delighted with the vast range of handmade truffles, chocolates, cakes and pastries, brightly colored fruit gelées, shaped marzipan, Austrian liquors and schnapps, teas and delicious coffees on offer.
Open Hours: Mo to Sa from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM, Su to Su from 11:00 AM to 06:00...   view more
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The Monument Against War and Fascism

4) The Monument Against War and Fascism (must see)

The split Monument Against War and Fascism is actually made up of four statues, each symbolic and thought-provoking in their own right. Designed by Alfred Hrdlicka in 1988, they represent the many individuals exterminated during World War II by the German Nazis.

The pieces are all created from granite. Ironically perhaps, the granite was taken from a location that is part of what used to be the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. The location of the monument sits atop the old Philipphof House....   view more
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Bonbons Anziger

5) Bonbons Anziger

Out of the many fantastic places to buy chocolate in Vienna, one of the best is Bonbons Anzinger. Making all of their truffles, confectionerie and chocolates by hand, with decorative designs that identitify them as perfect gifts. Delicate with an attractive aroma, these bon bons with boost your day! You can also stop for a hot cocoa and browse the wares, this confectionerie sells chocolates sourced from all over the world. They also make their own sweets and lollies, in so many varieties that...   view more
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Kapuzinerkirche

6) Kapuzinerkirche

The Kapuzinerkirche or the Capuchin Church is also a monastery for the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. The building was started in the early 17th century, but was interrupted by the 30 years war. Finished in 1632, the church is best known for the tombs that lay beneath the Church itself. Here one will find the tombs of several of the Habsburg dynasty. The last Habsburg to lie in state at the church was Otto von Habsburg who died in July of 2011.

The Church is aisle-less, and its simplicity...   view more
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Kaisergruft

7) Kaisergruft

The Imperial Crypt ( Kaisergruft or Kapuzinergruft) lies below the Capuchins' church (the Church of St. Mary of the Angels) and monastery founded in 1617 and dedicated in 1632. It located on the Neue Markt square, near the imperial Hofburg palace. Since 1633 it has been the principal place of entombment for members of the Habsburg dynasty. The bodies of 143 Habsburg royalty, plus urns containing the hearts or cremated remains of four others, are deposited here (as of 2009). They...   view more
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Galerie Frey

8) Galerie Frey

The Galerie Frey opened to the public in 2004. This gallery focuses on young artists, specializing in painting. You will see a lot of interesting works of contemporary art here.
Hours: Fri: 11-18.30; Sat:...   view more
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Galerie bei der Albertina

9) Galerie bei der Albertina

Established in 1973 by Christa Zetter, Galerie bei der Albertina is located at Lobkowitzplatz, Vienna, near Albertina and State Opera House. The gallery's extensive collection is displayed over three spacious floors. Specialized in 20th century Austrian art, including classical modernist paintings and sculptures, gallery's main focus is on art works from the Art Nouveau period, as well as works from the Wiener Werkstätte. Each year, the gallery showcases a selected art work at the two...   view more
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Palais Dietrichstein-Lobkowitz

10) Palais Dietrichstein-Lobkowitz

The Palais Lobkowitz, or Palais Dietrichstein-Lobkowitz is a baroque palace in the first Viennese municipality district of the inner city. It is located on the Lobkowitzplatz, a square named after it which previously had been called the "pig market", at which time it was a less distinguished address. The Lobkowitz Palace ranks among the oldest palace buildings of Vienna. The palace is the first important baroque city palace built after the Battle of Vienna, when the aristocracy no...   view more
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Lutherische Stadtkirche Wien

11) Lutherische Stadtkirche Wien

Lutherische Stadtkirche Wien or the Lutheran City Church has been through many changes since it was first built in 1582. At that time it was a Catholic monastery built at the behest of Elisabeth of Austria. She lived here after being widowed and it is speculated that the church was built to atone for the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre.

During the religious turbulence of the 18th century, the church was abandoned. In 1783 the monastery was purchased and divided among the three new owners,...   view more
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Galerie Hofstatter

12) Galerie Hofstatter

This gallery focuses on works of Austrian activism, one of the most important art movements of the postwar period. Included in this important collection are works by Gareth Hunt and the early work of Bruno Gironcoli.
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 12-18; Saturday...   view more
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Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien

13) Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien

The Jewish Museum is part of the Wien complex located in places all across Vienna. It is a fairly new location, having been opened in 1988. Don’t let that fool you, though, as there is plenty to see here.

The location depicts the life of the Jewish people of Austria, with special attention to the culture and sociological aspects of this group. You can find history here that dates back to the middle ages. The biggest collections housed here are the Jewish Community of Vienna exhibit, the...   view more
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Petit Point

14) Petit Point

The Petit point stitch is used in canvas embroidery and needle art, which can be found in this small shop in the center of the city. It exclusively sells first-class, high quality Petit point products, which are of great value and are more than just a...   view more
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Galerie Wolfgang Exner

15) Galerie Wolfgang Exner

The Galerie Wolfgang Exner focuses on contemporary art. Since 2001 it has presented no less than ten exhibitions each year. Artists such as Christo, Jeanne-Claude, Gunter Damisch, Gareth Hunt, Charles Hikade are on display here.
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11-18; Saturday...   view more
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Malteserkirche

16) Malteserkirche

The Maltese Church (Malteserkirche) is a Gothic church of the Knights Hospitaller in Vienna, on Kärntner Straße. The first church on this site is mentioned in 1217, as a "House of the Prueder of the Order of Saint John", a commandry to care and support crusaders. The current building was built in the mid 15th century. In the 17th century it was a favored preaching location for Abraham a Sancta Clara. This building was rebuilt to fit contemporary taste in the Baroque era and in...   view more
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Haus der Musik

17) Haus der Musik (must see)

The Haus der Musik is a real hands on museum that is designed to get the visitor to interact at all levels with the displays. It is located in the First District of the city, not very far away from St. Stephen’s Church. The place has won numerous awards for the innovative way that they present their exhibitions.

The 5,000 sq. meter facility used to be the home of the famous Archduke Charles. There are many musical inventions displays among its halls, as well as exhibits that display just...   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.
Donau City Walking Tour

Donau City Walking Tour

Donau City is the 22nd district of Vienna and is located on the North bank of the Danube River. This previously undeveloped district is now the most modern part of Vienna, with contemporary office and apartment buildings, skyscrapers, international centers and the Vienna Islamic Centre. Take the following tour to catch some of these incredible sights!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Vienna's Modern and Art Deco Architecture Walking Tour

Vienna's Modern and Art Deco Architecture Walking Tour

Vienna’s architectural displays represent a wide array of time periods and styles. The popular Art Deco style, or Jugendstil, impresses visitors with its bold design and façade. This walking tour will introduce you to some of Vienna’s modern buildings of the 20th century.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Old Town Museums Tour

Old Town Museums Tour

Thanks to its glorious past, Vienna is home to almost one hundred museums. This wonderful city offers a wide range of local history and culture museums exhibiting Vienna’s unique history and culture. This tour will guide you to most famous museums located in the Old Town of Vienna.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Old Town East Walking Tour

Old Town East 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 shops in the East area of the Innere Stadt.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Alsergrund & Josefstadt Tour

Alsergrund & Josefstadt Tour

Alsergrund, the ninth district of Vienna, is associated with many notable names of Viennese art and science. It is the birthplace of Romantic composer Franz Schubert. Ludwig van Beethoven died here in his apartment at Schwarzspanierstraße 15. Berggasse 19 is the former residence and office of Sigmund Freud. Josefstadt is the smallest district in Vienna. Most mayors of Vienna have lived here, as does Austria's current president.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Hofburg Sights Walking Tour

Hofburg Sights Walking Tour

The Hofburg area has been the seat of Austrian government since 1279 for a sequence of empires and republics. Throughout centuries, it has been expanded to include various institutions, such as The Imperial Chapel, The Naturhistorisches Museum and Kunsthistorisches Museum, The Austrian National Library and more. The area is also home to the former imperial palace, which now forms part of the official residence of the Austrian President. Alongside the governmental and cultural buildings, Hofburg houses the Spanish Riding School and the Imperial Horse Stables, which is something animal lovers might find particularly entertaining.

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

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