History Walking Tour in Vienna: The City of Many Pasts

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    Learn Vienna's multi-faceted history on this 3-hour history walking tour with an expert scholar guide. Admire the city's iconic buildings while learning their significant history.

    Begins at Michaelerplatz, where the Habsburg's imperial palace is located and the seat of power since the thirteenth century, dominates the square. Continue down Kohlmarkt and the Graben and see the national architectural icon of Austria: Stephansdom. The tour takes in three areas associated with the Habsburg's grandiose tripartite burials. St. Stephen's Cathedral is the final resting place for their imperial entrails while the humble Capuchin Church houses centuries of sarcophagi of Vienna's rulers, and St. Augustine's Church, which contains dozens of silver urns containing the hearts of the Hapsburgs. Examine remnants of the old city walls from the 12th century. Meander to Schwarzenbergplatz, where a massive fountain and memorial is found for Russian soldiers. Head back towards Karlsplatz and enjoy a stunning view of one of the gold-domed Secession building and the Naschmarkt. Weave through the Museums Quartier and Maria Theresien Platz, home to the city's largest concentration of museums.

    Travelers enjoyed learning about the history of this beautiful city during this walking tour. The guide, was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and spoke excellent English.

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