Silent narrow streets, romantic squares, hidden courtyards… discover with us the medieval Vienna, away from tourist routes and shopping streets. Get to know Vienna from one side which visitors usually never see. We show you the oldest parts of the city and we will tell you the most beautiful stories and legends of old Vienna.
- walk – 2 hours
- Rate € 140,-
St.Stephen’s Square and the Blutgasse District The romantic walk starts right behind St.Stephens Cathedral. Then we continue to the Mozart House (the only one of Mozart’s apartments in Vienna that still exists today) and the Blutgasse (Blood Lane) where you learn more about this strange name. Afterwards we walk through several medieval courtyards with romantic porches, stairs and wooden balconies. From there we get to the Franciscan Quarter. Franciscan Square and St.Francis Church. The Square and the church are near the adjoining convent of penitents where once lived prostitutes who sought their way back into the civil life. Today this place is a popular residencial address for celebrities such as: the former actor Curd Jürgens or the opera star Anna Netrebko. Another attraction in this place is the “Kleine Café” – a veteran of the dining scene on this square, a popular meeting place for the art scene, owned by the Austrian actor Hanno Pöschl The Jesuit quarters. We continue to walk through narrow medieval lanes to the former university of Vienna, in the Jesuit quarters. You see the old university (founded in the 14th cenury) and the Jesuit Church (University Church, a High Baroque magnificent building, designed by the Italian sculptor Andrea Pozzo). The tour continues through the romantic Schoenlaterngasse to the Baseliskenhaus (origin of a breathtaking legend) and to the Heiligenkreuzerhof (an ecclesiastical complex with a fantastic courtyard in the centre of the city which is considered to be the oldest tenement house in Vienna).. The Greek Quarter The romatic walk ends at the Greek quarter, called that because Levantine and Greek businessman settled there in the 17th cenury. Still to be seen today: the impressive Greek Orthodox Church and one of Vienna’s oldest inns – the Griechenbeisl in a building dating back to medieval times.