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St. Charles's Church (Karlskirche) Tours

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St. Charles's Church (Karlskirche)
The Church of St Charles Borromeo, or Karlskirche, is the finest baroque church in Vienna and was built between 1716 and 1739, after a vow by Karl VI at the end of the 1713 plague. It was designed and commenced by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and completed by his son Joseph. Although predominantly baroque, it combines several architectural styles.

The twin columns are modeled on Trajan's Column in Rome and show scenes from the life of St Charles Borromeo (who helped plague victims in Italy), to whom the church is dedicated. The huge oval dome reaches 236 ft (72m); in combination with the church's large windows, the dome's height creates a bright, open nave. There is  a small museum with a handful of religious art and clothing purportedly from the saint, but the highlight is the lift to the dome for a close-up view of the detailed frescoes by Johann Michael Rottmayr. The altar panel is by Sebastiano Ricci and shows the Assumption of the Virgin. In front of the church is a pond, complete with a Henry Moore sculpture from 1978.

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Catch the metro line U1, U2, or U4 to Karlsplatz.

Address: Kreuzherrengasse 1, Vienna 1040, Austria
Hours: Open Mon - Sat 9am - 12pm, 1pm - 6pm, Sun 12pm - 5:45pm
Admission: Adults: €6
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Mozart Requiem at Vienna St. Charles Church at his hour of death (4th Dez)

Mozart Requiem at Vienna St. Charles Church at his hour of death (4th Dez)

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Mozart`s most renowned piece of music! Performed in honor of Mozart´s anniversary of death on Dezember 4th, at his hour of death close to midnight. Enjoy the famous "Requiem", the very last work he wrote, in the beautiful setting of the St. Charles Church in Vienna. Listen to the over 100 members of the choir and the soloists of the "RBS Europa Choir" and the "Orchestra 1756" as they perform the Requiem on historical instruments in an impressive location.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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$38.49
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Vienna City Bike Tour

Vienna City Bike Tour

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Cycle through the streets of Vienna on this bike and city tour. Led by a local guide, pedal past top attraction such as the Albertina, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Vienna State Opera, Stadtpark, and Heldenplatz. As you travel along bike paths and quieter streets, your guide will discuss the fascinating stories behind each landmark. Enjoy your choice of a morning, afternoon or evening departure.
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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 Christmas Markets Walking Tour Vienna

Private Christmas Markets Walking Tour Vienna

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Discover Vienna’s spectacular Christmas Markets on this action-packed walking tour. You won’t have to worry about navigating, as a guide will lead the way, and you’ll save time by visiting at least three markets in one evening. See Vienna’s top sites illuminated at night, and learn about Viennese Christmas traditions from your guide. Itineraries vary but potential markets you’ll visit include the Arts & Crafts Market at St. Charles’ Church, and the Old Vienna Christkindlmarkt at Freyung.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$234.55
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Small Group or Private Evening Tour with Food & Drink

Lonely Planet Experiences: Small Group or Private Evening Tour with Food & Drink

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Discover a new perspective on Vienna when you explore the city after dark—and get a taste of the Austrian capital’s vibrant nightlife—on this small-group walking tour. Meet your guide in the late afternoon outside the Karlskirche, and then head to the bustling Naschmarkt, where you can visit local market stalls and enjoy a chocolate tasting. Then continue to several of Vienna’s trendiest neighborhoods, where you go to cocktail bars, try hearty street food, head to a rooftop bar, and more.
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  • 4 hours
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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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$655.39
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Vienna Tour: The 7 Wonders of Vienna Tour and Spy Game

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Vienna Tour: The 7 Wonders of Vienna Tour and Spy Game

Embark on a quest around Vienna's City Center while playing the role of a spy on a mission to protect the city. Discover Vienna's main attractions and find out unknown stories about each place. + Find hidden places where some of the greatest musicians of all time performed + Learn about Vienna’s fascinating history + Discover how the city resisted through the dark days of World War 2 + Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt Discover the city's fascinating history and attractions as you solve clues around Vienna. Explore this beautiful Austrian city by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Solve clues and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. Play as a large group and solve the clues together; one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Vienna Full Day Shore Excursion

Vienna Full Day Shore Excursion

We meet you at 09:00 am at the pier at “Handelskai” or “Nussdorf”. We provide a chauffeur-driven airconditioned van or sedan for the driving portion plus a licensed local Austria Guide for the whole tour. The flexibility of a small vehicle allows multiple stops at the historic sights and vistas. Within the given time-frame we accommodate our guests personal preferences. By combining a driving- with a walking-segment we offer the most comprehensive One-Day-Tour. Knowing the programs offered by the cruise-operators we avoid overlap in program and overcrowding. Our walking-tour ends at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the heart of the city around 4:30 pm. Do some window-shopping at Kaertnerstrasse or have a rooftop-drink at hotel Lameé Our Taxi-Voucher gives you full flexibility in planning your return to the ship.
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  • 7 hours
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$926.17
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Klimt's Kisses from Vienna a Private Expert-Walk from Baroque to Art Nouveau

Klimt's Kisses from Vienna a Private Expert-Walk from Baroque to Art Nouveau

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On this specialty-themed walking tour, you’ll learn the ins and outs of two of Austria’s most prominent arts movements. Discover Vienna’s most popular Art Nouveau and Baroque landmarks, from the 18th-century church of Karlskirche to the elegant Otto Wagner metro station. Tours include skip-the-line access to the Upper Belvedere for a peek at Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss.”
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$240.56
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Vienna Ringstrasse Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Vienna Ringstrasse Tourist Scavenger Hunt

It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$34.90
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Sacher cake and Fiakker ride - a private Vienna tour from Budapest with guide

Sacher cake and Fiakker ride - a private Vienna tour from Budapest with guide

Horse-drawn carriages, called 'Fiaker,' are staples in Vienna, and a romantic way to see the sights of the city. On this tour, you'll travel via Fiaker carriage - for one hour - to Vienna's most famous sights, and stop for Sacher cake, a traditional Viennese sweet. For the rest of the time we discover Vienna's downtown by walking, including Hofburg, Stephansdom, House of Mozart, Operahouse and more. An addititional sightseeing by car includes Ringstrasse, Marie Theresian Platz, Votivkirche, Karlskirche, and optionally Schonbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$360.00
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Segway Tour Vienna in Winter

Segway Tour Vienna in Winter

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Feel festive this holiday season with a 3-hour Segway tour around Vienna’s Christmas markets. Led by a local guide, ride around the Ringstrasse, the famous Ring Road showcasing some of the city’s finest architecture. See the Hofburg Palace, City Hall, and Burgtheater. Then slip into the holiday spirit with a stop at the Christmas markets, perusing the stalls and sipping on a hot drink. After admiring the twinkling lights and merry decor, your tour will conclude back at your original departure point.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.02
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Vienna at night! Photo tour of the most beautiful buildings in the city

Vienna at night! Photo tour of the most beautiful buildings in the city

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This photo tour leads to the most beautiful buildings in the city. Especially at night, these stand out due to their unique lighting. We will capture this special mood and beauty together with our cameras. Of course there are also short facts and anecdotes about the buildings. The focus of the tour is on photography. The "Vienna at Night Photo Tour" takes you to buildings and squares that play an important role in everyday life for me and many other locals and that appear in particular splendor at night.  
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$34.88
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Vienna: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Vienna: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

During the private tour you will get to know the history and culture of Vienna and Austria. See iconic highlights as St. Stephen's Cathedral and Hofburg, but also discover hidden gems of the city with incredible stories! Highlights: - Explore the highlights of Vienna during the tour led by a licensed guide - Learn the history of Vienna and discover local heritage - Admire sights in Old Town as St. Stephen's Cathedral, Rathaus and Albertina - Visit St. Peter's Catholic Church and explore famous Hofburg Palace - Enjoy a private tour only with your family and friends Learn the facts and legends of picturesque Vienna city on a private walking tour. You will see the best selected highlights and main attractions. Get a great portion of knowledge from your local professional guide and enjoy vibes of this historic city. The guide leads you through multiple alleys and parts of the city to deliver you unforgettable memories!
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.83
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$99.83
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Full-Day Private Guided Tour in Vienna with Skip-the-line Tickets

Full-Day Private Guided Tour in Vienna with Skip-the-line Tickets

Enjoy full day tour around Vienna and see highlights as St. Stephen's Cathedral, Hofburg, Rathaus, Schonbrunn and Belvedere Palace with easy and cozy car transfers but also discover hidden gems of the city with incredible stories! Explore the highlights of Vienna during Full day tour led by a licensed guide and learn the history of Vienna and discover local best-kept secrets from your knowledgeable guide. Admire sights in Old Town as St. Stephen's Cathedral, Rathaus and Albertina and use Skip-the-line tickets to the richest Palaces in Vienna - Schonbrunn. Enjoy comfortable transport to move fast and easy between sights with your family or friends. In Vienna is wide range of breathtaking sights spread all over the city. That’s why the best way is to jump on board of private transport. The guide will adjust tempo according to your wishes and lead you through highlights and main attractions with great portion of knowledge.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$510.00
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Afternoon Christmas Markets of Vienna Tour

Afternoon Christmas Markets of Vienna Tour

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Wintertime lovers and amateur foodies alike are sure to enjoy a 3-hour walking tour to three of Vienna's traditional Christmas markets. Listen to engaging commentary as you weave through the decorated stalls, holiday lights, and historical streets. Along the way, enjoy fresh gingerbread, baked potatoes, hot white, and other seasonal treats. Afterwards, get insider recommendations for things to see, eat, and do during the rest of your winter vacation in the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.21
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Photogenic Vienna with a Local

Photogenic Vienna with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Come with me to discover the city of Vienna through your camera lens! Join me on this city walk for the unique opportunity of experiencing the city from an insider’s point of view and taking stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from the Café Central to the Votive Church. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Vienna, you will also come across local spots and hidden gems that a typical tourist tour won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Vienna and all the unique beauty it has to offer! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures! You cannot leave the city before having capture the beauty of at least one coffee place, two churches and three different monuments, come with me to get it done! :-)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.50
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Vienna City Center Private Tour

Vienna City Center Private Tour

Navigate Vienna with a private guide on this half-day tour of the city. Tailor the tour to your interests, stopping at landmarks that appeal to your party and learning about them through guided commentary. Travel along the imperial boulevard, Ringstrasse, passing the opera house, the palace, and the upscale shopping street. This private tour is perfect for those short on time who want a city overview.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$265.05
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St. Charles's Church (Karlskirche) hours of operation: Open Mon - Sat 9am - 12pm, 1pm - 6pm, Sun 12pm - 5:45pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Charles's Church (Karlskirche) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 17 St. Charles's Church (Karlskirche) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Charles's Church (Karlskirche) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Charles's Church (Karlskirche) costs USD 38.49. Guided St. Charles's Church (Karlskirche) tours start around USD 38.49 per person. See all 17 St. Charles's Church (Karlskirche) tickets and tours on Viator.
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