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Freyung Square Tours

Freyung Square
Starting life in the Middle Ages as a civic garbage tip, Freyung Square has morphed down the centuries into one of Vienna’s prettiest public piazzas. It’s a triangular cobbled space dominated by the Austriabrunnen (Austria Fountain), which was gifted to Vienna in the 1840s by sculptor Ludwig Schwanthaler. The cobbles are bordered by the medieval monastery of Schottenkirche and – thanks to its location not far from the Hofburg Imperial Palace – a smattering of elegant Baroque palaces built by royal courtiers, including the ornately decorated yellow-and-white stucco façade of Palace Daun-Kinsky, which dates from 1717. The Ferstel Palace was built in 1860 and is home to Vienna’s famous Café Central as well as the upmarket, arcaded Freyung Passage shopping mall; nearby the Bank Austria Kuntsforum holds frequent cutting-edge contemporary-art exhibitions. 

Freyung Square is also the venue for two of Vienna’s most popular and traditional seasonal markets; the weeks before Christmas herald an advent market dating back to 1772. At Easter the stalls appear again for two weeks, selling delicate hand-painted Easter eggs by the thousands as well as Easter palm fronds; there’s also a puppet theater and craft workshops for kids.

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Innere Stadt. Open 24/7. Metro U2 to Schottentor.
Address: Vienna, Austria
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7 Tours and Activities to Experience Freyung Square

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Hidden Gems in Vienna Inner City Private Walking Tour

Hidden Gems in Vienna Inner City Private Walking Tour

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Explore Vienna on a private 3-hour walking tour with your own private guide. Customize your itinerary with your private guide, and discover sights around Vienna’s old artisan district. Pass by the Jesuit Church and Basilisk House on Schönlaterngasse; learn about Mozart’s connections to St Stephen's Cathedral; and take in views over the city from the rooftops. Stop at the Judenplatz and the Holocaust Memorial, then stroll around the University and City Hall — a part of Vienna that retains characteristics from previous centuries.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$243.42
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From
$243.42
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Private Easter Markets Walking Tour in Vienna

Private Easter Markets Walking Tour in Vienna

For just two weeks in spring (March 28 to April 13.) we modify our “Hidden Gems” to capture the Easter Spirit with its markets, special foods and rituals. This year we pay homage to Ludwig van Beethoven, commemorating his 250. Birthday. Traditional Easter decorations and artfully decorated eggs, culinary treats and a program of music await you at Vienna's Easter markets. There’re all sorts of entertainment for young visitors to the markets. The Am Hof Easter Market is also fully dedicated to Easter customs with skillfully decorated eggs and flower arrangements and offers pretty handicrafts as well as hearty food. Every year, at the Old Viennese Easter market on Freyung, a pretty old square in the Old City, the tower of eggs is built with around 40,000 painted Easter eggs. There are also numerous Easter specialties ranging from the Osterpinze Easter bread to the roast Easter lamb, handicrafts, floristry and for the very little ones a creative Easter workshop and a puppet theater.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$243.42
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$243.42
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PRIVATE Vienna Christmas Tour

PRIVATE Vienna Christmas Tour

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Visit three of Vienna’s most famous Christmas market areas on this walking tour of Austria’s capitol city. Listen to your guide tell you holiday stories about Christmas traditions important to locals as you make your way through the streets. See popular attractions, such St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Palace, and visit Christmas markets in Town Hall Square, Charles Square, and near Belvedere Palace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$365.13
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$365.13
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Private Christmas Markets Walking Tour Vienna

Private Christmas Markets Walking Tour Vienna

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Discover Vienna’s spectacular Christmas Markets on this action-packed walking tour. You won’t have to worry about navigating, as a guide will lead the way, and you’ll save time by visiting at least three markets in one evening. See Vienna’s top sites illuminated at night, and learn about Viennese Christmas traditions from your guide. Itineraries vary but potential markets you’ll visit include the Arts & Crafts Market at St. Charles’ Church, and the Old Vienna Christkindlmarkt at Freyung.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$237.33
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$237.33
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Historical puzzle tour through Vienna

Historical puzzle tour through Vienna

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"On Her Majesty's Service" is an exciting puzzle tour through the center of Vienna. You travel back to Vienna in the 18th century to put you in the service of the Empress Maria Theresia. Together you should be able to solve the mystery within 90 minutes. You will be accompanied by a guide from the present, who will provide you with information about the former city of Vienna and about the time of Maria Theresa. In addition, you get help from personalities of the 18th century. For anyone who likes solving puzzles or visiting escape-the-room games, this mysterious tour of Vienna is also suitable. No historical knowledge necessary! Recommended from 16 years. Also bookable for one person, but it is more fun in the group ;-) "On Her Majestys Service" - a historical scavenger hunt that is fun and at the same time familiarizes you with the past of Vienna. Be there - our Empress relies on you!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.22
Price varies by group size
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$31.22
Price varies by group size
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Vienna Food Walk

Vienna Food Walk

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For visitors to a new city, it can be difficult to figure out where to find the best places to eat. Take the guesswork out of your trip to Vienna by joining this small-group food tour. Follow your guide through the city's hidden alleyways to various establishments where you will enjoy the best of Viennese cuisine.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.80
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$149.80
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Vienna highlights and coffee house culture

Vienna highlights and coffee house culture

Whether as a team building event, company outing program, birthday event or simply because Vienna is "leiwand" and always worth exploring - we show that the city has many faces and is home to amazing events.
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  • 2 hours
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