From Habsburg to WW II

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Wiener Staatsoper
Wiener Staatsoper
Hofburg | © fotolia
Hofburg | © fotolia
Karlskirche & Seccesion
Stephansdom | © fotolia


Hereosquare, Hofburg
Hereosquare, Hofburg
Francis Joseph monument
Francis Joseph monument
Hofburg palace Vienna
Hofburg palace Vienna


Meet your guide in front of the Francis Joseph I Monument, located at Burggarten.

On this tour you will learn about the Habsburg family, Emperor Francis Joseph, and World War I. See where they lived, walk through hidden inner courtyards, and understand how the Habsburgs became Europe’s most influential family. See where they got married and their burial place, then visit the Spanish riding school (from outside) to see the horses up close, a must-see for horse lovers.


Visit another World Heritage site which shows the Habsburgs’ love for entertainment. Visit the birth place of the Vienna Choir Boy’s, started by Maximilan, and finally reach Heldenplatz where you'll be blown away by the tremendous beauty of this unique square. Hear about the end of Habsburgs’ glory and learn why World War I started. Stand in the square where Adolf Hitler announced the annexation and listen to all the facts and details of the beginning of the Third Reich. A tour to discover Vienna's major sights in the city-centre. You will love it!

Duration & Price


Duration 2,5 hours


  • Meet and Greet in front of Franz Josef memorial at Burggarten
  • Guided walking tour
  • Drop off at Herosquare


not included:


  • Food and beverages

price for private walking tour:

€ 300,–




up to 4 days before the date 

no cancellation fee

0-3 days before the date 

100% cancellation fee