Free Walking Tours Vienna

Austria’s capital city is, without a doubt, one of the most gorgeous and elegant cities in the world. Vienna’s legacy includes imperial palaces, Gothic architecture, and culinary delicacies.

Vienna’s artistic endowment is evident in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, an art gallery housed in a palatial building. The interior of the building itself is a sight that you must see to believe, and the exhibitions showcased are not far behind.

Choose one of the many available free walking tours in Vienna to get to know the life of Amadeus Mozart, understand the meaningful impact of Sigmund Freud‘s work and learn about many other historical figures that build Vienna’s reputation. Book today and explore one of the most cultured cities in the world!

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The heart of imperial Vienna, the Innere Stadt, is one of the best-preserved old towns in Europe, and not even the bombings and invasions of World War II have tarnished its splendor.

In this quiet capital, ideal for a walk, the perfect way to understand the complex history of Vienna is to join a Free Historical Center Tour. In just 2-3 hours, you will hear how the ancient Roman settlement of Vindobona became a trading hub during the Middle Ages, the head of the Holy Roman Empire first, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire afterwards.

Almost all Free Walking Tours in Vienna will lead you to Albertinaplatz, Josefsplatz, as well as plenty of atmospheric cafes. You will also visit the statue to Johannes Gutenberg and the Greek Quarter, as well as many other must-see attractions.

Your English speaking guide will certainly show you two important architectural wonders, the Swiss Gate and the Hofburg Palace. Built in 1279, this former imperial residence is now the official living quarters of the President of Austria. Not far from this superb area you will also find the mausoleum of one of the most famous empresses in the world, Sissi.

Do not leave Austria without visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a true symbol of Vienna, with a free tour guide. Not only is it the most important Gothic-style structure in all of Austria, but it was also the scene of the wedding and funeral of Amadeus Mozart.

After getting to know the old town, you can also book Free Tours of Modern Vienna. These tours focus on the history of Austria during the first part of the 20th century and the great wars, the life of Adolf Hitler and the work of great artists such as Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. You will also enjoy the opportunity to learn more about the father of Psychoanalysis: the world-renowned Sigmund Freud.

Alternatively, just a short metro ride away is Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna’s top attraction. There is an entrance fee, but this superb palace is a former imperial residence with more than 1,400 rooms, and it is without a doubt the most important building in Austria, both culturally and historically.

Pick the Free Tour that best suits your interests and get to know the best of this sophisticated capital!

More Free Tours in Vienna

Whether you’re looking to learn about the history, see the city for the first time, or make a few friends, a Vienna free walking tour will give you all of this and more!

Vienna Free Walking Tour

Understand the history of Vienna in a 2,30h walk with an English speaking guide; get to know the most imposing royal family in Europe and its former residence, the musical streets and the devastating war that caught the city. This is the essential introduction to the city of Vienna in just one morning!

What is a Free Tour?

Free Tours are walks provided by passionate local guides without requesting any upfront payments. They allow every traveler, no matter their budget, to experience and enjoy what a place has to offer. 

Who takes Free Tours?

Free Tours guests are travelers of all ages and backgrounds seeking to enjoy authentic experiences. Independent tourists usually book Free Tours because they are looking for special activities, where they can learn historical facts, but also get an overview about the local culture, environment, and people.

Are Free Tours really Free?

Yes. Free Tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis, so they are completely free unless you decide to make a contribution according to how much you enjoyed the experience. Guides appreciate receiving tips of any amounts at the end of the tour, but it’s completely voluntary to do so.

Do I have to book my Free Tour?

Yes. It’s mandatory to make a booking to ensure group sizes remain manageable and Guides can provide a better experience for all guests. Making a booking is absolutely free and it will take you less than one minute!