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THE SPECIAL

CITY WALK

Uwe and Marko on the football field of Union Landhaus

Where proles kicked peasants. A city hike to football in Floridsdorf.

 

From the "FAC-Bau" to the Jewish football club Hakoah, from the former football field of Admira to the one of Landhaus, where we attend the UFK Schwemm championship game against Penarol Vienna in 1st class B together: the city guide Marko Iljić and the journalist Uwe Mauch take you on this Saturday in the traditional football district of Floridsdorf. On the way, they explain in a knowledgeable way how much Viennese football was shaped by proletarian and rural traditions and why it continues to be an underestimated integration factor in this city. City guide Iljić has the facts of a previously little-known story about Vienna, author Mauch tells about his first goal for Floridsdorfer AC, about the rescue of the whales and other anecdotes from the Vienna lower house.

 

DATE:

June 2023, 5 hours (including a live match)

 

STARTING POINT: Gasthaus Birner, An der oberen Alten Donau 47 (near small foodbridge, bus 33A - station Morelligasse)

PRICE: EURO 20,00

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: +43 699 105 33 011 or office@iljic.wien

 

Takes place from ten full-paying participants onwards.

"We people of Vienna look confidently into our past."

 

KARL FARKAS, Viennese cabaret artist

CITY WALK ACCORDING

TO YOUR WISHES

Vienna University of Economics and Business  (Leopoldstadt)

If you would like to do a different tour of Vienna with your group, I would be happy to put together a route for you. Contact me in that case here

 

DATES: By appointment.

PRICES: See here.

MY DISTRICT:
LEOPOLDSTADT

Porcelain manufactory Augarten

From the Vienna Giant Wheel to the Vienna Boys' Choir

 

World-famous institutions, the Vienna Giant Wheel in the Prater and the Vienna Boys' Choir in the Augarten, characterize the image and level of awareness of the Leopoldstadt today. Noble palaces and imperial hunting grounds, huge dance halls and old inns, popular theaters and spacious circus buildings, magnificent synagogues and extensive monasteries characterized the two suburbs of Jägerzeile and Leopoldstadt. Famous composers, writers, actors and scientists have lived and worked here. The approximately two-hour cultural-historical walk starts in the Prater and ends in the Augarten.

 

DATES:

Friday, August 12th, 2022, 2:00 p.m. (German)

Friday, October 10th, 2022, 2:00 a.m. (German)

2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Kaiserwiese (in front of the planetarium)

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

 

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

THE AUGARTEN

St. Rupert's church

A Viennese federal garden as a natural experience and cultural oasis

 

“A place of entertainment dedicated to all people. From your appraiser.” we read above the triumphal arch-like entrance portal to the Augarten. We happily accept the invitation from 1775 and enter the front garden, with a view of the elongated building of the porcelain factory, as the end of a former courtyard of a palace. Now it gets puzzling: where do we see the Alte Favorita, the summer palace of the Habsburgs? What is the name of the palace on the right above the enclosing wall? Can we already see the oldest baroque garden in Vienna? During the guided walk, which lasts about two hours, I will tell you many exciting stories about famous people and historical events related to the Augarten. And: How did the time-honored baroque garden develop into a modern leisure oasis with a famous manufactory and noble boarding school.

 

DATES:

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Am Augartenspitz (in front of MuTh music hall)

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

 

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

ON A SLOPING MEADOW
ON THE DANUBE CANAL

MB Wien close to Siemens Nixdorf footbridge

In the footsteps of Friedensreich Hundertwasser - from the Rossauer Lände to the Kunst Haus Wien

 

Friedrich Stowasser, the famous Viennese artist and environmental activist, spent his youth on the Danube Canal, was fascinated by the Seegasse roller ferry and painted his first landscape watercolors there in 1944. In 1960, Hans Lang composed the music for the Viennese song "A oblique Wies'n am Donaukanal", based on a text by Josef Petrak, which is still often played today. Get involved with other exciting topics related to "Viennese water"! 

The cultural walk takes us along the Danube Canal through the "urban center", with the many restaurants, past the so-called floating gardens and the Urania, to the only Hundertwasser Museum, the Kunst Haus Wien in the Weißgerber district.

 

DATES:

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (German)

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (German) 2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: U4 Rossauer Lände (exit Seegasse, at the footbridge)

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

 

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

COTTAGE OF WÄHRING

Row of villas on Linneplatz

The noble residential area under the Türkenschanze

 

The cottage district was conceived as a response to the construction of expensive rental palaces, starting in 1873. After initially English-style villas were built, French and Italian architectural styles were later added. Famous residents were Heinrich Ferstel, Arthur Schnitzler, Felix Salten, Ludwig Boltzmann, Adolf Loos, Emmerich Kalman, Peter Alexander, Johannes Heesters, current residents include Arik Brauer. The walk takes us to the most important villas and to the famous university observatory.

 

DATES:

Thursday, July 21st, 2022, 4:00 p.m. (German)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, 4:00 a.m. (German) 2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Linneplatz (park centre)

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

 

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

THE PRINCE OF SCHWARZENBERG

The smallest vineyard in Vienna is located on Schwarzenbergplatz

From the Schwarzenberg Palace to the Augustinian Church

 

The Schwarzenberg family belonged to the high nobility of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The Palais Schwarzenberg, completed in 1726, is located on the spacious and magnificent square named after Field Marshal Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, who sits enthroned there on a pedestal. Our walk starts at Schwarzenbergplatz and takes us through the inner city to the Augustinian Church, the former burial place of the Schwarzenberg princes. The main members of the family are presented, but other curiosities along the route of our walk are also explained.

 

DATE:

Tuesday, July 6th, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (German)

Tuesday, September 7th, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (German)

2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Schwarzenbergplatz (at the high jet fountain)

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

 

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

BEETHOVEN'S PLACES IN VIENNA

Beethoven monument (details)

Ludwig van Beethoven lived and worked here

 

Beethoven had many residential addresses during his 35-year stay in Vienna, very many! The venues where Beethoven's most famous works had their premiere and the works of art that want to immortalize one of the famous composers of "Viennese Classicism" are also places of remembrance. The guided walk through the city of Vienna, which lasts about two hours, takes us back to the period between 1792 and 1827, also with the help of old photos. The tour is particularly suitable in the anniversary year 2020 (250th birthday) to show the great artist through his Vienna to follow.

 

DATE:

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (German)

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (German) 

2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Beethovenplatz (at the monument)

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

 

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

MY DISTRICT: ALSERGRUND

Strudlhof stairs in Alsergrund

Beethoven, Schubert and Freud say hello

 

Alsergrund, named after the Wienerwald creek Als, was one of the many suburbs of the walled city of Vienna until 1850. Today's 9th district also includes the districts of Rossau, Althangrund, Thurygrund, Lichtental, Himmelpfortgrund and Michelbeuern. Not only the buildings Votivkirche, Liechtenstein Palace, Strudlhofstiege, Altes AKH, the Narrenturm and the Rossauer Barracks, but also the memorials of Franz Schubert (birth), Sigmund Freud (ordination) and Ludwig van Beethoven (place of death) are located in this district. Our two-hour guided walk takes us along a route that partly runs along the (canalised) streams of the Als and the Währinger Bach and ends on the banks of the Danube Canal.

 

DATES:

Monday, August 29th, 2022, 2:00 p.m. (German)

Monday, October 24th, 2022, 2:00 p.m. (German)

2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Votivkirche (at the main entrance)

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

 

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

CROATIAN VIENNA

Plaque of Ruđer Bošković

Walk through Bošković's and Strossmayer's Vienna

 

In no other cosmopolitan city can one find such a large number of traces of famous Croatians and personalities associated with Croatia as in Vienna. The scientist Ruđer Bošković, Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer and the sculptor Ivan Meštrović are the most famous examples. As part of the guided walk through the inner city, we will also see the places where Cardinals Leopold and Sigismund Kollonitsch lived and worked, the politician Anton Grassalkovich I and the composer Franz von Suppé and learn about their connection to Croatia. The starting point of the tour is in front of the church "To the Nine Choirs of Angels" at Am Hof, in which the community of Catholic Croats in Vienna has been celebrating mass for 50 years. Let's dive together into the "Croatian" Vienna!

 

DATES:

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022, 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022, 10:00 a.m.

2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Kaiserwiese (in front of the planetarium)

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

 

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

JEWISH VIENNA

Mahnmal für die österreichischen jüdischen Opfer der Schoa am Judenplatz

Important places of Jewish and Viennese history between Judenplatz and Karmelitermarkt

 

On our tour we will visit locations of synagogues and other Jewish institutions in the inner city and Leopoldstadt. The city temple in Seitenstettengasse and the former Leopoldstadt temple in Tempelgasse are or were the most important. Viktor Frankl, founder of the Third Vienna School of Psychotherapy, was born in the Czernin quarter. Like Frankl, Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler also graduated from the Leopoldstadt municipal high school. As new immigrants to "Mazzes Island", many Jews have lived a life of great poverty, as described by Veza Canetti in her novel "The Yellow Road" in the 1930s.

 

DATES:

Friday, August 5th, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

Friday, November 25th, 2022, 2:00 a.m. 

2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Judenplatz (at the monument)

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

 

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

CHURCHES AND MONASTERIES

OF THE DOWNTOWN

St. Rupert's church

About magnificent churches and their donors

 

Did you know that the inner city is home to 39 churches and chapels and 23 monasteries. Learn more about the history and present of these unknown and enigmatic places from today's perspective.

 

DATE:

Friday, July 1st, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

Friday, September 16th, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Ruprechtsplatz 1

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

CLASSICAL CITY WALK

Plague column at Graben

The Tour for Newcomers

 

We start the classic city walk at the Albertina, then we go in the direction of St. Stephen's Cathedral, continue this at the Graben and Kohlmarkt to the Hofburg. We will visit this large palace complex with the seat of the Federal President, the Spanish Riding School and other attractions. The rest of the way leads us to the Albertina at the starting point.

 

DATES:

Monday, July 25th, 2022, 10:00 a.m.

Monday, September 26th, 2022, 10:00 a.m.

2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Albertinaplatz 2

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

 

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

BOULEVARD RINGSTRASSE

Burgtheater (Ring)

Monumental buildings of the Habsburgs and magnificent palaces of the moneyed nobility

 

With his decree of 1857, Emperor Franz Joseph I enabled the demolition of the city walls. The result of the building boom that followed right outside Vienna's former gates is a boulevard worth seeing lined with a number of public buildings and gardens as well as magnificent palaces of the 19th century moneyed nobility. We start our walk at Schwarzenbergplatz and follow the Ringstrasse clockwise to Rathausplatz.

 

DATES:

Friday, August 19th, 2022, 10:00 a.m.

Friday, October 14th, 2022, 10:00 a.m.

2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Schwarzenbergplatz 2

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

 

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

ON MYSTERIOUS PATHS

Schoenlaterngasse with Basilisk House

How well do you know Old Vienna?

 

Until 1850, the 1st district within the ring formed the urban area. The narrow streets and small squares can be discovered in many places in the modern city. The mysterious sagas and legends take us to Roman, medieval and baroque Old Vienna.

 

DATES:

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Franziskanerplatz 1

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

MY DISTRICT: MARGARETEN

Red Vienna's oldest residential building: Matzleinstaler Hof

The seven fountains and red Vienna

 

The 5th district, Margareten, was named after a chapel saint. Although only 2 km² in size, a total of six settlements were combined to form the Vienna district in 1862. After the line wall was demolished, large open spaces made it possible to construct a number of large communal buildings along the new belt, affectionately known as the "magnificent boulevard of the proletariat". A park bears the name of Bruno Kreisky, his birthplace is in the immediate vicinity. Joseph Haydn was buried in the old Hundsturm municipal cemetery in 1809, and Franz Schubert was buried in the Margaretenkirche in 1828. The district center is Margaretenplatz, an old castle and the Margaretenkapelle were located there. Get involved with Margareten!

 

DATE:

Thursday, July 21st, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (German)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (German) 

2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Margaretenplatz (at the monument)

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

 

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.

MY DISTRICT: WIEDEN

Wall mosaic in the Freihaus district

Home of musicians and nobles

 

The Wieden, the district south of Vienna's old town, has been home to many musicians and also many palace owners. The Karlskirche, the Technical University and the Theresianum have been preserved as historical heritage of architecture, other formerly important buildings can be viewed on the basis of photographs, paintings and graphics. When walking through the Wieden, we remember the places where Gluck, Mozart, Johann Strauss, Brahms and others lived and worked - Vivaldi's grave is also in the Wieden. The Rothschilds and Archduke Rainer also appreciated the hilltop location and the view from the palaces and gardens of the city walls, the old town and the Kahlenberg. We are looking at the locations of these.

 

DATES:

Monday, July 18th, 2022, 2:00 p.m. (German)

Monday, September 19th, 2022, 2:00 p.m. (German)

2 hours

 

STARTING POINT: Karlsplatz (at the main entrance)

PRICES see here.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED here.

 

Takes place from three full-paying participants onwards.