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Vienna – Unusual Attractions & Day Trips

Vienna Off the Beaten Path

Vienna is not just a city of one past, but a city of many pasts. To gain intimate knowledge into its rich history and culture, check out a few of these underrated tourist attractions.

Private Half-Day History Walking Tour

Go deep into Vienna’s rich history on a 3-hour, private walking tour with an expert guide. Explore iconic landmarks and local neighborhoods as you trace a route from Michaelerplatz to the culture-filled MuseumsQuartier. Learn about the legacies of Habsburg dynasties and the armies that have swept through the city. See 12th-century walls, humble churches and the soaring St. Stephen’s Cathedral in this educational and inspirational tour.

Small-Group Food Tour of Naschmarkt

Explore Vienna’s incredible outdoor market, the Naschmarkt, on a 2-hour tour. You may find yourself trying anything from Viennese cucumbers to Middle Eastern kebabs, or exotic spices and ruby pomegranates. After tasting a variety of Austrian, Mediterranean and Asian offerings at the stalls, pick up some insider tips while perusing the herbs and spices so you can experiment with new dishes back at home.

Explore Interesting Art & History Museums

In addition to historical and culinary tours, you may also enjoy perusing Vienna’s multiple museums. The strange building of “Haus des Meeres” used to be an air-raid-shelter during World War II; after the war, they built various aquariums inside. Outside of the tower you may practice climbing up the walls and next door is also a “Museum of Torture.” In Berggasse 19, you may also visit Dr. Sigmund Freud’s medical practice. In 1971 the rooms of the former practice were turned into a museum, with plenty of private belongings, pictures and furniture.

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