Free Walking Tour Vienna Historical City Center

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Planning your first day in Vienna? For many travelers, the go-to choice is a Free Walking Tour! And in Vienna city, when you hear ‘Free Walking Tour,’ you know it means Prime Tours 😉 – the first Free Walking Tour Operator founded, financed and led locally.

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Meeting point
Helmut Zilk-Platz, 1010 Vienna

When you arrive at the meeting point, watch out for a 🟡 yellow 🟡 PRIME TOURS umbrella. The guide will wait for you next to the Memorial against war and fascism

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  • Tips for the guide (Recommended 15-20€)
  • Entrance to the museums & concerts after the tour
  • Food and drink

What to do in our on your first day? – a Free Walking Tour Vienna!

.. This would be the answer of many travellers. And we know, you know everyone knows in this city, they mean the Free Walking Tour Vienna by Prime Tours 😉

What to expect during this Vienna Walking Tour:

Our local, licensed guide will show you the historical center of Vienna and its most important sights. On this free tour, you will hear about the history of the city, and on the way check out the most important highlights of the city center.

So YES! it’s just perfect for your first day in Vienna. You will get a basic orientation about the city, tips on where to go next to explore Vienna, and have the opportunity to ask you questions at the end of the tour. What are you waiting for? Book your spot now! 😉

To all those, who want to know more before booking:

  1. On the Free Walking Tour Vienna City Center, You Will:
  2. Start at Albertina Square: Your adventure begins at Albertina Square, right next to the Monument Against War & Fascism, which tells stories about Vienna’s past.
  3. Explore Vienna’s Long History: Our friendly guides will show you how Vienna’s history goes way, way back.
  4. See Ancient Roman Walls: You’ll even get to check out really old Roman walls, like 2,000 years old! They’re super close to where we start the tour.
  5. Visit the Imperial Palace: We’ll take you to the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Franz and the famous Princess Sissi lived. It’s a place full of history.
  6. Stroll Down “Kärtner Straße”: We’ll wander along “Kärtner Straße,” a street where fancy people in Vienna like to shop, eat, and have fun.
  7. Enjoy the State Opera House: Take a moment to appreciate the beautiful State Opera House.
  8. Check Out Hotel Sacher: We’ll also pass by Hotel Sacher, known for the famous Sacher cake.
  9. Spot St. Stephen’s Cathedral: You can’t miss St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna’s famous symbol. It’s huge and looks amazing!
  10. Learn About History: During our tour, you’ll hear stories about Vienna during World War I, World War II, and the time when the Nazis were in charge.

Where does the Tour End?

We will end our free tour of Vienna in front of the oldest church in the town, ST. Ruprecht’s Church is located in the famous “Bermuda triangle” which is a popular area for bars and clubs. Yes, our founders spent many many nights here during their teeny years – 100% recommendation for a fun nightout!


Our Free Walking Tour is for solo travelers, couples or small group of friends – max. 4 persons. If you are a bigger group, please contact us via our contact form and we will give you a wonderful individual experience.


Pricing Info
This tour is a tip-based experience.

The tour is offered without a fixed price. If you valued the quality of the experience, you are welcome to tip the guide with the amount that you consider appropriate.

Still got questions?

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Of course you can also contact us. We are happy to help 😊

More info
Certified guide
Wheelchair accessible
24h fully refundable
8-35 people
Customer reviews

First glimpse into Vienna. Me and my friends did a Free Tour with Jan. It really was a great experience. The guide was always very welcoming and nice. Had a great speech, calm and understandable, in a great english. The explanations were clear, interesting, presented on a nice, easy (sometimes even funny) way and Jan managed to envolve the whole group with some questions. We got some great tips for other things to see and do in Vienna. It was a great first impression of this amazing city! Highly recommended!

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Christina A

Elizabeth was amazing! Very interesting tour which kept our interest the whole time despite the freezing cold on that day! Elizabeth explained the history of Vienna focusing on key landmarks with humor. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for the wonderful experience Elizabeth!

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Ольга Мартынова

We had an interesting walking tour on Saturday with Katerina. She told us much about historic places and dates, showed most of the city centre. She was helpful and professional)

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Stephan was a fantastic guide! I've done 3 different guided tours this week, and Stephan's was by far my favourite. He was funny and very enthusiastic. It was a cold day but I had such a good time on thr tour regardless of the weather. Highly recommended!

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