Superblocks

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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. 

Superblocks

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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.  

Bike tour with Sonja

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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

Hietzinger grandeur

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Why is the place called Hietzing? What was there earlier? Who is buried at the Hietzinger Friedhof? who lives 

in the beautiful villas?

A lordly, varied and happy walk that ends in Café Dommayer.

 

Schönbrunn Palace without tourists

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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

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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?

Quiet streets, romantic inner courtyards

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I have been offering this inner city walk in different variations for many years,

very often for family reunions that start or end in a restaurant. 

1 tour-2 worlds

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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.

Our cathedral

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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.

Viennese legends

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the violet song in the Neidhart dance hall followed by a walk through the city center,

in which I tell the most beautiful Viennese sagas, but also hair-raising urban legends.

Baroque garden art and representation

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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.

The Cottage and the Türkenschanzpark

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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 .  

  

Vienna 1900

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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.

The Karlsplatz

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a story and  Architectural tour: Karlskirche, Museum Vienna, Technical University with

Dome hall (if possible), Otto Wagner Pavilions, Musikverein, Albertina Modern, Protestant

School, monuments, if desired also Secession.

The Freihausviertel

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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.

The Karlskirche

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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. 

The Hofburg

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Sissi Museum and Imperial Apartments
and then a visit to the kuk confectioner Demel, we visit the

spectacular display decorations made of sugar in the Demel Museum.

The Art History Museum

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Overview tour

P. Bruegel the Elder

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Women in the KHM

Love and marriage

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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.

Art in public space

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Is accessible to everyone and  all over Vienna in large  Finding diversity. We stroll through that

Downtown and see, among other things, the most expensive monument  Vienna,  Art in  Subway stations,  in

Passages,  on squares as a sculpture, factoid or tape,  Bananas  and  Spring.

The Dorotheergasse

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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 town hall district

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We visit the Loos apartment, the Vienna Library (with the Pater Noster), admire the  

Rathausmann, the Iron Wehrmann  and  the art library of the MUSA and

see what's new on Rathausplatz. 

The imperial treasury

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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

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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.

The Biedermeier cemetery St.Marx

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A romantic walk into Biedermeier:  touching fates,

unusual professions like  Kitchen gardeners, lard merchants, parasol manufacturers,

famous musicians, inventors, officials and manufacturers. Most beautiful at the time of the lilac blossom.

Karmeliterviertel and Augartenspitz

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Walk through a particularly diverse, beautiful and interesting part of the 2nd district.

The Naschmarkt

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A culinary journey around the world where we nibble, smell, taste and look

and also include the surrounding Grätzel. Not on Sundays.

Amadeus

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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.

Schubert's birthplace on Himmelpfortgrund

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Franz Schubert, his music, his friends, anecdotes about the lieder prince and

Walk around the Biedermeier house where he was born 220 years ago. 

 

Each tour is held in English on request.

Book a tour:  KKadletz@gmx.at