EXPLORE VIENNA

History & Stories

Vienna, only you.
Romans and Habsburgs. Emperors and princesses.
Maria Theresa and Bertha von Suttner.
White Horses and Red Vienna. Boys’ Choir, Mozart and Falco.
Baroque and modern.

I MAY SHOW YOU VIENNA AGAIN!

I look forward to welcoming you on one – or more – of my guided tours.

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YOUR GUIDE

Robert Eichhorn Tour Guide & Fremdenführer

Robert

Let me share my enthusiasm with you.

Born, raised & live in Vienna

After I finished school, I worked at Vienna Airport and for airlines for a few years. I still find aeroplanes fascinating, but my passion has always been history. That was certainly also due to my wonderful teacher. Thank you very much, Prof. Weiss.

At that time, studying history didn’t really fit into my life plans. But I knew that one day I would do something with history. Well, it took a while and before I decided to turn my interest in the city and its history into a profession in 2018, I had – before I knew it – already been working at the renowned Viennese auction house Dorotheum for more than 12 years. So tourism, art and culture have been my daily occupation for more than 30 years.

 After two years of training, I successfully passed the official exam to become an Austria Guide in spring 2019. And since then I have taken great pleasure in guiding my guests through Vienna.

Learn more about me and my guided tours...

Vienna, of course, is the city of the Habsburg emperors and their empresses, of Mozart, the Lipizzaners, the Sacher cake and the Danube waltz. And I love to show my guests this traditional side of my city. But for me, the interesting aspects of this city do not stop there.

Quite the opposite. Because what I find particularly exciting is Vienna’s more recent history – what happened after the monarchy? What was it like when Austria disappeared from the map in 1938 and became part of Nazi Germany? Life in the city during the Second World War. And how was the country rebuilt and how does modern Vienna present itself today? Tours on the outskirts of the city are as much a part of this as walks off the beaten track.

As a tourist guide who is not only clinging to the “glorious imperial times” of our country, it is important for me to show how history has shaped our modern city.

It may have taken me a while to find my passion. But now it’s all the more fun for me to take my guests on a journey of discovery through Vienna.
Let me share my enthusiasm with you.

YOUR VIENNA TOURS

Discover the city, its history and stories.
I look forward to showing you around my Vienna.

Tour

CITY WALK

Each step a piece of history
First the Celts, then the Romans, the Babenbergs and the Habsburgs. Now it’s up to you to explore Vienna. We’re going to walk from St. Stephen’s Square via the Graben and Kohlmarkt to the Hofburg – the centre of imperial power and splendour of the Danube Monarchy. Across the Josefsplatz and to Albertina we will return to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Vienna at its finest.

 

Costs EUR 23 per adult (min. 3 guests)
EUR 10 per child under 12 years
9 or more guests group price EUR 200
Duration about 2 hours
Dates by arrangement

I'D LIKE TO SEE THAT

Registration: City Walk

Tour

RINGSTRASSE

Vienna’s magnificent boulevard in 3 walks
The construction of the Ringstrasse drastically changed the face of Vienna’s inner city. Today we find world-famous buildings and Viennese history streched out over just a few kilometres. Why does the Ringstrasse exist at all? Who lived there and who built the palaces of the rich and famous? Why is the Ringstrasse not an actual circle and what problems did the State Opera and the Burgtheater cause? There are simply too many questions to answer them all in one tour. Therefore, I would like to introduce you to the exciting story of the Ringstrasse in three walks.

Tour 1: Stubenring to Schubertring
Tour 2: Schwarzenbergplatz to Parliament
Tour 3: Rathauspark to Ringturm

Please select the desired tour when making your reservation request.

 

Costs/
Tour
EUR 23 per adult (min. 3 guests)
EUR 10 per child under 12 years
9 persons or more group price EUR 200
Duration about 2 hours each
Dates by arrangement
Rossauer Kaserne

I WON'T MISS THIS

Registration: Ringstrasse

preferred tour

Tour

ZENTRALFRIEDHOF FOREVER

135 years, 330.000 graves, last resting place for Viennese and many celebrities

Walk with me about Europes second largest cemetery. Our tour takes us past historically interesting graves, graves of honour and into the impressive Art Nouveau church by Max Hegele.
Discover great history and small stories around Viennas Central Cemetery. A graveyard does not necessesarily have to be sad.

 

Costs EUR 23 per adult (min. 3 guests)
EUR 10 per child under 12 years
9 persons or more group price EUR 200
Duration about 2 hours
Dates by arrangement

I WANT TO PARTICIPATE

Registration: Central Cemetery

Tour

VIENNA AT 1900 – Part 1

On the trail of Art Nouveau from Wienzeile to Karlsplatz

Art Nouveau architects – to a certain extent they were the punks at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The old no longer suited them, so they created something new and never before seen.
On our walk we pass Otto Wagner’s famous houses at Wienzeile, the Secession and also some less known testimonies from the time around 1900.

 

Costs EUR 23 per adult (min. 3 guests)
EUR 10 per child under 12 years
9 persons or more group price EUR 200
Duration about 2 hours
Dates by arrangement
Secession

I'LL JOIN THE TOUR

Registration: Vienna at 1900: Tour 1

Tour

VIENNA AT 1900 – Part 2

From the Hohe Brücke to the Stadtpark

Starting at the Art Nouveau bridge, our path leads across the Graben to the Trattnerhof and Fleischmarkt. Otto Wagner’s legendary building for the Postal Savings Bank and the Vienna River Portal in the Stadtpark are further highlights on our way through Vienna around the time of 1900.

 

Costs EUR 23 per adult (min. 3 guests)
EUR 10 per child under 12 years
9 persons or more group price EUR 200
Duration about 2 hours
Dates by arrangement
Stadtpark Entry

I'LL SIGN UP RIGHT AWAY

Registration: Vienna around 1900: Tour 2

Tour

PALAIS DOROTHEUM

More than 300 years of auction history
From the founding of the Dorotheum by Joseph I in 1707 to the current auctions – in the historical rooms you will learn about the history of the renowned auction house, how auctions work and what the Dorotheum has to offer to its clients in addition to sales.

In cooperation with Dorotheum.

Cost EUR 23 per person
Duration about. 90 minutes
Dates by arrangement

© Dorotheum/Sontacchi-Reumiller

I'LL BOOK THIS NOW

Registration: Palais Dorotheum

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Tour

HELDENPLATZ

“Heroes Square”

Of “heroes” and other people
Old and new history lie very close together on and around Heldenplatz. The victors of the Habsburg battles, probably the most famous balcony in our country, the temporary quarters of the parliament, the Ballhausplatz – all just a few turns away from each other.
Short distances, but long history. A tour of the “Main Square of the Republic”.

Cost EUR 23 per adult (min. 3 guests)
EUR 10 per child under 12 years
9 guests or more group price EUR 200
Duration about 2 hours
Dates by arrangement
Heldenplatz Wien

I WANNA SEE THIS

Registration: Heldenplatz-ENG

Tour

COURT SUPPLIERS & OTHER STORES

From Aida to Zacherl – on the tracks of traditional Viennese companies in the 1st district.
Between all thecity centers international chains, designer boutiques and souvenir stores we look for and find traces of the “good old business-times”. Where people shop in the Steffl departement store today, there was once a shopping temple designed by Otto Wagner. And not far from there you could find the “most Parisian of all department stores in the world”.
A few traditional companies still exist. Others are now history. On this walk we will bring them back to life a little bit.

Cost EUR 23 per adult (min. 3 guests)
EUR 10 per child under 12 years
9 guests or more group price EUR 200
Duration about 2 hours
Dates by arrangement
Lobmeyr

THIS IS SOMETHING FOR ME

Registration: Heldenplatz-ENG

Tour

MEMORIALS AT THE CENTRAL CEMETERY

Big tragedies and the small drama
Vienna’s largest cemetery also reminds us of the great tragedies of Austrian history. Our tour takes us to memorial sites such as the National Memorial to the Victims for a Free Austria and the February Fighters Memorial. But we also visit places of remembrance on a smaller scale: cemeteries of different religious communities, anatomy graves, forest cemetery… A walk around the central cemetery away from the graves of honour.
Please note, the memorials tour takes about 3 hours.

 

Cost EUR 23 per adult (min. 3 guests)
EUR 10 per child under 12 years
9 guests or more group price EUR 200
Duration about 3 hours
Dates by arrangement
1934 Memorial

I LIKE TO GO

Registration: Memorials Central Cemetary

Tour

BOULEVARD OF PROLETARIANS

100 years of Viennese council housing
What Viennese take for granted today was an internationally admired social experiment 100 years ago.
We will visit and talk about seven municipal buildings, which were built between 1919 and 1934 on the Margareten Gürtel and provided decent housing for Viennese workers.

 

Cost EUR 23 per adult (min. 3 guests)
EUR 10 per child under 12 years
9 guests or more group price EUR 200
Duration about 2 hours
Dates by arrangement

I AM GAME

Registration: Boulevards of Proletarians

Tour

MY SIMMERING

Community buildings, football stars and the last executioner of Vienna
The 11th district of Vienna is probably not the first choice for visitors to Vienna. But this former suburb offers a long and interesting history. As one of the centres of Red Vienna fought over in the interwar period, the district is now a popular residential area.
If you would like to see Vienna off the beaten tourist track, I look forward to showing you the Simmering where I grew up.

 

Cost EUR 23 per adult (min. 3 guests)
EUR 10 per child under 12 years
9 guests or more group price EUR 200
Duration about 2,5 hours
Dates by arrangement

I AM GAME

Registration: Boulevards of Proletarians

Tour

OTTAKRING – SANDLEITEN

Housing, leisure, industry – a district tour around Sandleiten

The Sandleitenhof in Vienna’s 16th district is not only the largest municipal building built in Red Vienna – the legendary period after the First World War, when a Social Democratic city administration made Vienna a city of excellence. In Austrias First Republic, the baths and parks were built here – then and now a recreational area for the people of the district. But there was always hard work here too. Even today, the old factory buildings bear witness to the working-class district of Ottakring.
Accompany me on this tour of housing, leisure and industry in and around Sandleiten.

 

Cost EUR 23 per adult (min. 3 guests)
EUR 10 per child under 12 years
9 guests or more group price EUR 200
Duration about 2 hours
Dates by arrangement
Ottakring Sandleiten

SOUNDS GOOD - I'LL JOIN

Registration: Simmering

Your personal Tour

EXTRAWÜRSCHTL* & SPECIAL WISHES

That’s all well and good, but maybe you would actually much rather have a different tour, prefer a private tour or want to show Vienna to your guests?

Let me know what you are up to. I will be happy to take care of your wishes.

*Extrawürschtl: typical viennese expression for a very special request

GALLERY

PICTURE-PERFECT VIENNA

Take a look at our impressions. And come to Vienna afterwards. Everything is even more magnificent in reality. You will be amazed. Word of honour.

TAKE A LOOK

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I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Robert Eichhorn
certified tour guide
+43 660 60 28 308