Hidden corners, Mozarthaus Vienna, Old University Quarter
On this guided walking tour, you learn about the lesser known corners of Vienna city center. Passing through the medieval-style Ballgasse alley, we reach Franziskanerplatz square. At the end of the 16th century, the Franciscan friars moved into the former “Büßerinnenkloster, the Convent of the Penitent Women. Today, the square captivates with its pavement cafés, called Schanigärten, as soon as the weather permits. We continue to interesting inner courtyards and the Mozart House Vienna, Mozart’s only surviving Viennese residence. Via Bäckerstraße street, we come to the Old University. From the 14th century onwards, this area developed into a university district until 1884. That year, the new university at Ringstraße street could be moved into. The Jesuit church is a baroque jewel. Through Heiligenkreuzerhof courtyard, we reach Griechenbeisl, Vienna’s oldest restaurant. There, we encounter the legend of dear Augustin. It says in the song “Oh, you dear Augustin, all is lost!” – Why would that be so?
Duration: 1,5 to 2 hours
Guiding fee: Euro 180 per group, for small groups of up to 4 persons Euro 140
It is possible to add a guided tour through the original flat of Mozart in today’s Mozarthaus Vienna. Additional time approximately 45 minutes, additional guiding fee Euro 50, entrance fees excluded.