Alleyways, Courtyards and Hidden Sights

A walking tour to the unknown gems of the old town

Beyond the main paths

Take a break from the imperial grandeur of Vienna's historic old town and discover its secret alleyways and hidden squares instead. We leave the busy main roads behind us and will find an abundance of quaint little corners that are otherwise easily missed. Hidden passageways used as shortcuts by the locals will take us into picturesque courtyards and tranquil side streets.

This tour is about oddities, quirky stories of the city's past and the beauty of Vienna beyond the main attractions. We start on Vienna's most Italian "piazza" and will amongst others marvel at some fine Baroque illusional painting, visit the place where Mozart got a well-directed kick in his gifted backside, stroll through the former Jewish heart of Vienna, look at the city's most famous doorway and discover Beethoven's neighborhood. Finally, the "Muse who's had it" will introduce us to the academic hall of fame. Most importantly, we'll seek out the charming alleys along the way to experience a more relaxed side of Vienna.

Meeting Point: Franziskanerplatz
Duration: 2.5 hrs
Price: 150 € per group (up to 25 people)