Free Walking Tour: Vienna 1900 - the start of a new era

Discover the history of the city at its peak!

Tour Facts

Meeting point

Helmut Zilk-Platz, 1010 Vienna
(open in Google Maps)

Tour days

Friday, Saturday, Sunday @
(see booking page for exact dates)




~ 2 hours


Pay what you want at the end! 🙂

Learn more about the birth of modern Vienna on the Best Free Walking Tour

On this tour you will discover the fascinating history of the city at its intellectual and creative peak. Join us and learn about Otto Wagner’s innovations and the artistic  Secession movement, which included Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. Check out the Academy of Fine Arts, the place of Hitler’s broken dreams to become a painter. He would go on to gamble recklessly with the fate of the world. 

With us, you will experience the clash of Old and New, that makes Vienna special. Today imperial sights such as Karlsplatz and Museumsquartier are at the epicenter of urban and young life in the city. You will also have a chance to explore the Naschmarkt, a culinary hot spot, with its colorful booths, and charming vendors.

We welcome you on the Best Free Tour – Vienna 1900, also on trop TripAdvisor. Where you will have chock-full of good vibes, insider knowledge, and  thrilling stories. Join us and learn about the birth of a new era when Vienna was the cultural capital of Europe. 

You will not get this kind of Prime experience on any other free city tour – promised!

What you´ll get on this best free walking tour

Licensed Guide

You will be shown around by a motivated, local licensed guide.

Top Sights

You will see our top picks of the modern side of Vienna!

Awesome people

Get to know awesome people from around the world. The maximum group size is limited so you can easily understand the guide.


Frequently asked questions

Follow this Google Maps link. If you have arrived at the meeting point, watch out for a yellow PRIME TOURS umbrella. This is your guide!

You can book the tour by going to our booking page and entering your details in the form. Afterwards you will receive a confirmation email with the date and time of your booked tour. Thats it! If you want to book the tour for groups larger than 12 people, please contact us via our contact form.

The focus on this tour is on the period after 1900, the time of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Wagner and others that have participated in creating new, modern Austria. If you are interest to discover more about Habsburgs and their legacy, you can book our Free Walking Tour Vienna – Classic Vienna. 

The following sights will be included in your tour:

  • Albertina Square with Albertina Museum
  • Karlsplatz square with Karlskirche
  • Naschmarkt
  • Secession building
  • Karlsplatz
  • Otto Wagner’s Pavilions
  • The Academy of Fine Arts 
  • and much more…

You can join the tour without any admission fee. At the end of the tour you decide how much you would like to pay for the tour. If you are not happy with the quality provided, please give feedback to the guide after the tour has ended and tell him your concerns.

No absolutely not. Guides depend 100% on your generous tip after the tour. So please always talk to the guide if you were not happy with the quality of the tour, otherwise the guide can´t improve the tour.

It always depends on your happiness after the tour. We recommend between 8-15€, but there is no limit to the top! 😉

Our daily tours are provided in English. 
If you like you get guided in any other language you are free to book a private tour through our contact page.

We recommend always to book the tour in advanced. Due to high volume of tourists it could happen that we need to exclude customers without a confirmed reservation
We would like to keep the quality standards high therefore only 35 people are allowed per tour guide!

Save your spot today and book a tour now!

We start all our tours very punctual! Please be at least 10 minutes before starting time at the meeting point

Please note: We do not wait for any person who arrives too late. We want to be fair to all our customers and can not wait for single individuals if the whole group is already there.

If you loose your group during the walk, it is nearly impossible to find them again due to so many groups and streets in the old town. We recommend always to stay close and focused! 🙂

We do not have any break during this tour due to short duration of only 2h. 

Please make sure you go before the tour starts to the toilet. In case of emergency there are always public toilets or coffee houses on our way. Please let the guide know that you need to use a toilet.

Have further questions?
Visit our full FAQs page for more answers


What people say about their experience on this tour

Hi, we thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour on Thursday afternoon! It was easy to book and easy to locate the meeting point. Our guide was Super knowledgeable and interesting. We all learnt a lot about the city and confirmed the need for another visit. We would happily recommend this tour 😊
We did the Vienna city center tour. Elizabeth was our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It was pretty hot the day of our tour and she made sure to walk in the shade as much as possible. We would highly recommend Elizabeth and this tour.

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