The Cottage and the Türkenschanzpark
A very varied and beautiful walk through the garden city and its park, past
Villas of celebrities, at embassies and artist domiciles, to the observatory, to the Paulinenwarte and to the
Lakes in the Türkenschanzpark.
We experience urban planning then and now: the meeting point is at the newly designed Gersthofer Platzl. - Based
some of the first cottages that Hv Ferstl and CvBorkowski built 150 years ago
I show the typical building elements of the cottage style. - How modern and attractive the cottage idea was
and is, I describe with biographies of the former residents. - In the 1970s they did
Artists F. Hundertwasser and A. Brauer thought about the buildings in which one feels comfortable and which ones should be placed
advocate diversity instead of monotony. - The Ilse Wallentin low-energy seminar building of
BOKU in innovative timber construction was awarded the Green & Blue Building Award in 2021. -
For many, the Türkenschanzpark is the most beautiful park in Vienna, in any case it is the park that is at the
widely used by all age groups. -
More about the high quality of living and living in the cottage district .
Municipal housing was invented in Vienna in the 1920s. The oldest of these superblocks are located on the Margaretengürtel, which impress as a system, but also with many very beautiful details. We stroll through the courtyards, then to Joseph Haydn's first burial site, and there I tell you the thriller about his skull; We also see the green facade of the 48s, a recently renovated indoor, bathtub, sun, sauna and shower bath from 1890, murals from the Calle Libre Festival, the Neunerhaus, Bruno Kreisky's birthplace and a girls' park.
On this 4km long walk, I'll show you a part of Vienna that many of you don't know more than the view from the car window.
Das Wiener Kaffeehaus - eine Institution
In Wien gehen wir ins Kaffeehaus wie in ein zweites Wohnzimmer. Außer Kaffee trinken wollen wir dort: alleine sein, Zeitung lesen, arbeiten, Freunde oder Kollegen treffen, Interviews geben, sehen und gesehen werden, Karten spielen, essen,... Begleitet mich auf einen Kaffeehaus-Spaziergang, bei dem wir nachvollziehen, , warum die Wiener Kaffeehauskultur seit dem Jahr 2011 immaterielles Weltkulturerbe im Sinne der UNESCO ist.
Das neue Freud-Museum und das Servitenviertel
Wir treffen uns in der Berggasse 19 wo ich Euch Sigmund Freuds Wohnung und Praxis zeigen will, beides wurde im Jahr 2020 neu renoviert, umgestaltet und erweitert.
Danach spazieren wir durch das Paris Wiens, zur Servitenkirche, wo wir die Peregrinikapelle besuchen (der heilige Peregrinus Laziosi, ein Servit, der in Italien um das Jahr 1300 lebte und wirkte, hilft bei allen Fußleiden, Rheuma, Gicht und Krebserkrankungen). Weiter zu Franz Schuberts Schule. Dann erzähle ich Euch vom jüdischen Leben im Servitenviertel; wenn es möglich ist, werden wir auch den alten jüdischen Friedhof in der Seegasse sehen.
Bike tour with Sonja
3 hours vacation in Vienna, for everyone who likes cycling or wants to get going again. Also as a gift for a loved one who needs a little break. We take a nice tour to where the Viennese like to spend their free time: through the Prater to the Danube Island, past bars and baths and water sports enthusiasts to the Old Danube, to the Danube Tower and through modern Vienna. On the way there is a break in a particularly beautiful place with a wonderful view and a good snack: hand rolls with ham from Thum, lovingly prepared by the Wenighofer goods store in Marxergasse in the 3rd district -
You will be amazed at what can be seen in such a short time.
Guided tour: Sonja Gilhofer
Schönbrunn Palace without tourists
In the Grand Tour I show all 40 rooms: the private apartments of Elisabeth and Franz-Joseph and
the precious Rococo state rooms from the time of Maria Theresa. I am happy to meet you
most beautiful Vieux-Laque works in the world, the chandeliers, the portraits of princesses, one
A special feature in Zita's bathroom, ... to show.
From May to Oct. The tour ends in the Crown Prince Garden, which was laid out around 1700. He is with
edged in an arcade, so that one does not endanger the genteel pallor while strolling. In
this former private garden will be part of the extraordinary citrus collection
Federal Gardens presented.
The Vienna Central Cemetery
A 2 1/2 hour walk through the central cemetery. We visit celebrities, historical and new graves of honor, darlings of the Viennese theaters, the Art Nouveau church, memorials and the wildly romantic old Jewish part. I also talk about social funerals, different types of burial and together we think about: what is important? - what do I wish for, what is remembered?
In den 1920ern wurde der Gemeindebau in Wien erfunden. Am Margaretengürtel stehen die ältesten dieser Superblocks, die als Anlage, aber auch mit vielen sehr schönen Details beeindrucken. Wir schlendern durch die Höfe, dann zu Joseph Haydns erster Begräbnisstätte und dort erzähle ich Euch den Krimi um seinen Schädel; außerdem sehen wir die begrünte Fassade der 48er, ein gerade renoviertes Hallen- Wannen- Sonnen- Sauna- Brausebad aus dem Jahr 1890, Wandbilder vom Calle Libre Festival, das Neunerhaus, Bruno Kreiskys Geburtshaus und einen Mädchenpark.
Ich zeige Euch einen bei diesem ca 4km langen Spaziergang einen Teil von Wien, von dem viele bis jetzt nicht mehr als den Blick aus dem Autofenster kennen.
1 tour-2 worlds
Homelessness can really happen to anyone! - Don't you think so? Listen to what Ferdinand tells us: how he became homeless, what he experienced, what the situation is like for homeless people in Vienna. Facts and food for thought.
In addition, I will tell from the story.
We offer 2 guided tours, one in the 1st district and one in the Servitenviertel of the 9th district.
Like all my tours, in German and English.
We'll take that first Lift up to the Pummerin and see the cathedral with his from above
impressive roof almost all of Vienna. Then I'll show you around the interior, explain the
Kolomanistein, the pulpit, the organ base, the Friedrichsgrab, and also why the cathedral does that
Austria's landmark is and where Mozart's children were baptized. And finally rise
we down into the catacombs.
Baroque garden art and representation
I love the Schönbrunn Palace Park, which is in my neighborhood, so one too
bit is "my" garden. For many it is a surprise in its versatility.
Like the baroque summer residence, the 190 hectare park served as a stately representation,
so it is a continuation of the open air state rooms. As part of my tour, I show
the most beautiful parts of the park AND the state rooms of Maria Theresa.
I lead through 3 wonderfully designed floors in the Leopold Museum and tell us about the fin de
Siècle in Vienna as the most diverse disciplines in art and science flourished and
are our inspiration to this day. The hyper-aesthetic Art Nouveau in furniture, jewelry, glass,
Key works by Gustav Klimt, Richard Gerstl and Egon Schiele.
ruled in history Tenements and mills this suburb, today is the Graetzel
very trendy and offer me art galleries, fashion, diverse shops and Local
all kinds, the Ehrbarsaal and the hay mill and Schubert's death house a backdrop for a very
beautiful and an interesting walk that ends at the Naschmarkt / Kettenbrückengasse.
is a votive church and its location and what the architecture expresses has been very carefully
selected. she is THE example of the Habsburg high baroque. The architecture of the
The interior and the altar direct our gaze upwards - to God, to the light, to the
Ceiling fresco by JM Rottmayr, which we take a close look at after we
went up with the lift. And I'll tell you about Hedy Lamarr who is in this church
was married in 1933.
Love and marriage
A love oracle with rose petals. - The rose of Baierland. - What happened after
Colonel Redl gave his friend a sleek Austro Daimler. - Mummy powder as
Sexual enhancers. - Sex vacation - Who is the Uxori Optimae? - Emperor Franz Joseph, his
Friends and their children - and a lot more history and stories in the
Imperial crypt with the Capuchins.
There is so much to discover: The Dorotheum as a pawn shop and auction house, the view
over the roofs of Vienna, the Jewish Museum that is so interesting and touching that
Evangelical Church AB, the unspeakably good Trzesniewski rolls, an Otto Wagner
House and the artist café Hawelka.
The imperial treasury
When was the last time you saw the Rudolf crown? - How many carats is the large emerald? -
What is the Ainkhürn that should stay with the House of Austria forever? -
Let us look together at the 800-year-old coronation robes and the Imperial insignia
of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. I lead with history and history
to my favorite objects through the treasury.
Tales from the Vienna Woods
Full day excursion
We start by visiting the scene of the tragedy in Mayerling, go on to
Heiligenkreuz, visit the medieval part of the Cistercian monastery and take
take part in the choir prayer. Lunch in the monastery inn. Then it goes on through the beautiful Helenental
after Bathe. We will through the city center the Stroll through the spa town.
You return to Vienna via Weinstrasse and Gumpoldskirchen.
A walk on Mozart's footsteps: where, how and with whom did Mozart live in Vienna? Was he rich?
For what coronation was the coronation mass written? What, please, is hot frizz?
Where is the flour market? Who was Ludwig Alois Friedrich Ritter von Köchel?
And of course there is also contemporary history and stories.