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Heroes’ Square (Heldenplatz) Tours

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Heroes’ Square (Heldenplatz)
A colossal piazza right at the heart of Imperial Vienna, Heldenplatz (or Heroes' Square) stretches out in front of the sweeping arcs of the Hofburg Palace, which was commissioned for the Habsburg Imperial Family in 1881. Constructed under the orders of Emperor Franz Joseph II as part of the city’s elegant Ringstrasse thoroughfare in the late 19th century, the square is dominated by two vast equestrian statues of Archduke Charles of Austria and Prince Eugene of Savoy, and completely surrounded by the Baroque beauty of Vienna’s most important landmarks. 

The Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, lived on this spot in various palaces from the 13th century until its demise in 1918; now the palace is home to several sublime Imperial collections in the Neue Burg, Sisi and art museums; the Imperial Apartments; the office of the Austrian President; the National Library; the Hofburgs’ private chapel; and the Augustinian Church, parish church of Vienna’s aristocracy. The Spanish Riding School is in the Winter Riding School and members of the Vienna Boys’ Choir perform at concerts in the Burgtheater.  

Originally Heldenplatz was enclosed at its southern flank, but this now stands open; the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is all that remains of the walls. In keeping with its role in the center of Viennese history, it was from a balcony overlooking the square that Hitler announced the Anschluss on March 15, 1938. 

Practical Info

Heldenplatz is accessible 24/7. The museums are open from daily 9am–5.30pm (Jul–Aug 6pm). Take metro Line U3 to Herrengasse.
 
Address: Vienna, Austria
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Vienna City Classic Walk

Vienna City Classic Walk

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Get personalized attention on this small-group walking tour of Vienna. With an intimate group of just 15 people or fewer, see highlights such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace. Learn about the history, culture, and famous residents of Vienna from your guide as you walk.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Vienna City Walking Tour

Vienna City Walking Tour

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Explore the vibrant city of Vienna on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Led by a local guide, see top attractions such as the Gothic architecture of St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Spanish Riding School. As you go, learn the rich history behind the Austrian capital and each of its architectural gems.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.10
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$42.10
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Vienna Super Saver: City Walking Tour plus Highlights Bike Tour

Vienna Super Saver: City Walking Tour plus Highlights Bike Tour

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See the best of Vienna by bike and on foot with this package combining two popular tours. Begin your morning with a guided walking tour through the Austrian capital, passing sites like the Hofburg Palace, Heldenplatz, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Then continue your exploration in the afternoon by bike, following your guide around the famous Ringstrasse and to the Prater amusement park.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$54.13
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Historical Hitler Walking Tour of Vienna

Historical Hitler Walking Tour of Vienna

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Discover the streets on which a young Hitler walked during this walking tour of historic Vienna. As you explore Vienna’s ornate Old Town, learn about Adolf Hitler’s early life and visit Jewish architecture that survived the Holocaust. See the devastation caused by more than 100,000 WWII bombs and pay your respects to monuments dedicated to lives lost.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$30.72
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Vienna Highlights Bike Tour

Vienna Highlights Bike Tour

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Cycle the streets of Vienna on this 3-hour biking tour of the city. Led by an expert guide, saddle up and see the bright hues of the Hundertwasserhaus and the iconic Ferris wheel at the Prater. You’ll also pass top sites like Hofburg Palace, City Hall and the Opera House, learning about the city’s history from your guide as you go. After three hours of sightseeing and fresh air, your tour will conclude at its original departure point. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Introducing Vienna Walking Tour: The Capital of the Habsburgs

Introducing Vienna Walking Tour: The Capital of the Habsburgs

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Get an insider’s look at Vienna’s thriving neighborhoods, historic landmarks and culture on a small-group tour with an experienced guide. Hear stories about life in the city as you follow your guide to hidden alleyways, elegant boulevards and the city’s most iconic monuments. Learn about the royal Habsburg dynasty and the legends of Hero Square then visit the sites of fierce battles in the Second World War. Enjoy the personal experience of a small-group tour, and discover the best places to eat, drink and live like a local.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Vienna Inner City Highlights

Private Tour: Vienna Inner City Highlights

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Explore Vienna’s essential sites on a private, 3.5-hour walking tour with a great orientation to the city’s public transport. Enjoy the flexibility to tailor the experience to your interests as you walk or take the underground and/or tramway from your hotel to the Belvedere Palace. Board a tram (be sure to bring the proper fare!) past the Soviet Monument, Karlsplatz, and the magnificent Viennese State Opera. Learn about the city’s most beloved historic figures while visiting historic cafés, neighborhoods, and landmarks; see the iconic spires of St Stephen’s Cathedral as you get an insider’s perspective on life in Austria’s capital city.
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  • 3 hours
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SEGWAY City Tour Vienna

SEGWAY City Tour Vienna

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See the many landmarks of Vienna with ease on a 3-hour Segway tour. Your easy-to-ride mode of transport allows you to see Musikverein, Karlskirche, and much more without breaking a sweat. The comprehensive route is perfect for visitors who want to orient themselves to the Austrian capital for future exploring. As you cruise along, enjoy live commentary on the city’s history and many attractions.
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  • 3 hours
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$95.02
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Private Tour: One Perfect Day in Vienna

Private Tour: One Perfect Day in Vienna

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Maximize your time in Vienna with a private tour that covers multiple top attractions. Your chauffeur takes you from your hotel to the city center, where you’ll explore top sights on foot. Your private guide will orient you with the city and provide you with food suggestions. Highlights include Heldenplatz, Hofburg Palace, State Opera House, and Karlskirche.
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  • 7 hours
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Vienna Private Evening Walking Tour

Vienna Private Evening Walking Tour

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When your vacation starts, why not discover Vienna straight away? Making the perfect start to your time in the city, this short evening walking tour introduces you to the key sights with a private guide. Where you go and what you see is personalized to you. Perhaps visit St. Stephen's Cathedral, or stroll through the history-laced squares of Vienna Old Town before you end at a beer garden or restaurant. Logistics such as the start time and meeting point can also be tailored to you.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Vienna Walking Tour

Private Vienna Walking Tour

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Walk in the footsteps of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, members of the Habsburg family, one of the most distinguished royal houses of Europe for 600 years, Ludwig van Beethoven, Adolf Hitler, and many more on this broad-reaching, informative and fun historical tour through the cobblestoned streets and alleys of Vienna’s inner city. This tour traces Vienna’s historical roots, from the Celts and Romans, to its modern day inhabitants, and brings its rich history to life! Stops include: • St. Stephen’s Cathedral • Vienna State Opera • Heldenplatz • Hofburg Imperial Palace • The Graben and Plague Column • Jewish Square • the Burggarten and Volksgarten and many more!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$394.78
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Private World War II Walking Tour in Vienna

Private World War II Walking Tour in Vienna

On March 15, 1938, from the balcony at Vienna’s Heldenplatz, or Heroes Square, infamous dictator Adolf Hitler delivered his speech announcing the Anschluss to a crowd of more than 200,000 people. Thus, Austria became part of the Third Reich, and Nazi Germany. Travel back in time, and join our World War II expert on a 2,5 hour private walk through the inner city of Vienna, where you will learn everything about Adolf Hitler’s youth spent in Vienna, the rise of the National Socialism, the war itself, its victims and perpetrators, Hitler’s eventual downfall, and the post war years where Vienna was occupied by the Allied powers. Stops will include (but are not limited to): War and Fascism Memorial State Opera Schillerplatz Heldenplatz Cafe Central Judenplatz St. Stephen’s Cathedral Karl Lueger Platz If you’d like to delve further into Austrian World War II history, and explore sights and attractions outside of the inner city, consider upgrading to our World War II 5-hour tour package.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Vienna at First Glance a Private Walking Tour for First Time Visitors

Vienna at First Glance a Private Walking Tour for First Time Visitors

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Ideally suited to first-time visitors to Vienna, this private, half-day walking tour gives an in-depth overview of the culturally-rich Austrian capital. Enrich your visit with informative background from your own personal guide as you cover landmarks like the Belvedere Museum (home to Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”), the imperial palace of Hofburg, and the iconic cathedral at Stephansplatz, plus many more.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private walk Vienna

Private walk Vienna

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As a genuine Austrian I love to bring my hometown Vienna closer to my guests. With more than 20 years of experience in tourism, it is important to me, my guests with wit and info to convey an overview of this imperial Vienna.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$271.42
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Vienna Ring Run Early Morning Running Tour with a Local

Vienna Ring Run Early Morning Running Tour with a Local

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to see some of Vienna’s most important landmarks – all while getting a workout in! You’ll start bright and early to beat the crowds and embark on the “Ring run,” one of the city’s most popular running routes, with an expert local guide by your side. As you run, you’ll learn about some of the buildings and landmarks you’ll be passing, as well as get the inside scoop on a few more of Vienna’s best running routes.
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  • 1 hour
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Classic Private City Tour Vienna

Classic Private City Tour Vienna

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Experience the art, architecture, and atmosphere of Vienna stress-free on a private 4-hour tour by car. The efficient and comfortable excursion is perfect if you’re short on time, tired of crowds, or simply want to give your feet a break. See the Vienna State Opera, Imperial Palace, and more all from the comfort of your window seat. Feel free to pause the tour at anytime to get out for a closer look.
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  • 4 hours
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Classic Vienna city tour & Esterhazy palace including vine tasting

Classic Vienna city tour & Esterhazy palace including vine tasting

A perfect beginning for your stay in Vienna. You will get to all the main sights in Vienna and your most entertaining local certified tour guide will tell you everything about Viennas past and todays life. Learn about the Habsburgs and their extensive imperial residences, see our world famous attractions, like Heldenplatz, Belvedere palace, Prater & more! Afterwards, lets enjoy Austrias finest countryside -far away from mass tourism, something really special. Our next stop is Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Austria After our private palace & roof tour, we will enjoy our first vine tasting in a fantastic atmosphere. And there is a lot more to come :) All that in a top class Minivan, with all the luxury service you expect! Your personal tour guide is always around and our maximum flexibility makes this unique tour to an unforgettable trip Recommended for visitors, which try to discover something very special.
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  • 7 hours
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$861.87
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$861.87
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Private Vienna Evening Walking Tour

Private Vienna Evening Walking Tour

When your vacation starts, why not discover Vienna straight away? Making the perfect start to your time in the city, this short evening walking tour introduces you to the key sights with a private guide. Where you go and what you see is personalized to you. Perhaps visit St. Stephen's Cathedral, or stroll through the history-laced squares of Vienna Old Town before you end at a beer garden or restaurant. Logistics such as the start time and meeting point can also be tailored to you. Evening walking tour of Vienna with a private guide Get acquainted with the city at the start of your Vienna vacation Hear the history behind monuments such as the Imperial Palace Step inside St. Stephen's Cathedral, or discover the Old Town cafes Arrange a meeting point and start time that's convenient for you
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$234.41
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Vienna Highlights Private Tour for Kids and Families including Mozart House

Vienna Highlights Private Tour for Kids and Families including Mozart House

This is the perfect tour for families visiting Vienna with kids. You won’t have to worry about the children getting bored, or arranging alternative activities for them, as this tour has been specially designed to be kid-friendly. You’ll learn about Vienna’s highlights together, and get your bearings while taking part in fun games and trivia. Highlights include St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Mozart’s House, Heroes’ Square, and much more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.36
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Private city tour of Vienna with driver and guide with hotel pick up

Private city tour of Vienna with driver and guide with hotel pick up

Venture into this personalised private city tour and enjoy discovering the city of Vienna with a local expert. During your private tour you will learn about the history, culture and heritage of Vienna with your licensed guide. This tour includes a private vehicle with driver as well. Driver will be at your full disposition during the total duration of the tour. Entrance to the marvellous Schönbrunn Palace is included in this tour
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$396.93
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Vienna at a glance - Highlights with Sandra Blum

Vienna at a glance - Highlights with Sandra Blum

Special about this tour is the diversity of the inner city of Vienna. You can visit the famous sights, but around the corner there is also an unknown, but nevertheless fascinating Vienna you can dive into. You can choose the starting- and the endpoint. Almost everywhere there is a good anecdote or a sight to see - and the musicians are always present. Also the main focus can be chosen upon agreement.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Vienna Snapshots, a Private Half-Day Driving Tour with lots of Photo Ops!

Vienna Snapshots, a Private Half-Day Driving Tour with lots of Photo Ops!

The ultimate Vienna Drive-By Safari! 4hrs. – 9 stops – photo ops galore – endless stories by your personal guide! A Sedan/Van-Tour for the mobile ones. There is no other half day tour in Vienna giving you that many sights. But, to be honest – you should use it only as an introduction to this magnificent city – to discover “Gemuetlichkeit” and dig into Central Europe’s/German history you need more time. Perfect for picture-hunters or for those that want to start an extended visit with a bang!
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  • 4 hours
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$529.24
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Classic Vienna City Tour Vienna & Eckartsau palace

Classic Vienna City Tour Vienna & Eckartsau palace

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Discover the highlights of stunning, history-rich Vienna during this full-day private tour. Stroll through the panoramic gardens of the Belvedere Museum, snap a few souvenir snapshots of iconic Heldenplatz, and enjoy sky-high city views from Danube Tower. Tours include door-to-door transfers by minivan or limo and a tasty lunch.
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  • 7 hours
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$255.60
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Photographer In Vienna

Photographer In Vienna

Vienna is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Capture your special moments in the magnificence of this amazing city. Our team of professional photographers and local guides will create an unforgettable experience by organizing your dream photo-walk and providing magazine-quality photos.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$1,218.87
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