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St Stephen's Cathedral Catacombs

Descend below the cathedral into seven centuries of catacombs, which continue to be used today for deceased members of the clergy.

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Vienna's Jewish Quarter
A lasting memory of the once thriving Jewish community in Vienna, Sigmund Freud being the most famous member.
St. Stephens Cathedral
A defining symbol of the city, Vienna's beloved Stephansdom was built in the 1137 and is a Gothic gem.
MozartHaus
This museum and concert venue is the last remaining of the apartments in which Mozart lived.
Café Frauenhuber
Is the oldest cafe in Vienna where Mozart and Beethoven once played.
Franciscan Church
Is one of the several hidden gems in Vienna which has a renaissance facade but a beautiful baroque interior.
Ankerclock
The stunning art-nouveau clock stands in the city center and has twelve different figures, each one appearing for a designated hour of the day.

Related Tours

Vienna Half Day Walking Tour, St Stephen’s Cathedral and Catacombs
This fascinating half-day highlights tour will take you to Vienna’s most compelling attractions in a city crowded with glittering gilded palaces, monuments, bronze statues, grand mansions, and dome-topped royal buildings. On your private tour of Vienna, you will: 

  • Enjoy the personalised attention of your private licensed guide
  • Be thoroughly oriented in the city's historic center, ideal for families and first-time visitors!
  • Enjoy seeing some of Vienna's most important cultural and political sites, including Rathausplatz (City Hall Square)
  • Maria Theresien Platz, Heldenplatz (Heroes Square), the Hofburg Presidential Palace, and Mozart's House.
  • Enter inside the magnificent St. Stephen's Cathedral, possibly Vienna's most recognizable landmark – with tickets included.
  • Descend under the Cathedral to explore its famed Crypts and Catacombs – with tickets included. 
  • Explore the old Jewish district, home to the haunting Holocaust Monument, also known as the "Nameless Library"
  • End the tour at the famed Anker clock, if you book the 9 am start time, you will be there just in time to hear the clock chime and admire the 12 historical figures parade in front of the clock face! 
From the glory of medieval times to the contemporary splendor of the present, Vienna is world-renowned for its dazzling, grandiose historical buildings of stucco, marble, gold leaf, and ornate stone. On your private walking tour, you will see Vienna’s most important cultural and political sites, including City Hall Square, Heroes’ Square, and Mozart’s House. 

Then, your tour continues at the seat of Vienna’s Archbishop, and one of Austria’s most important Gothic structures, St. Stephen's colourful roof tiles - laid to create the Royal and Imperial double-headed eagle and Vienna coat of arms - is a much-loved symbol of the city. Enjoy a guided tour of the cathedral, and then descend to explore its catacombs and crypts, where over 10,000 are buried, and remains in use today. See the burial place of the Austrian archbishops and bishops, as well as the crypt where the urns containing the internal organs of the former archdukes of the Habsburg Dynasty are kept.

Afterwards you will walk through the old Jewish District, and learn stories about the city’s history during World War II. Then, your tour finishes at the famed Anker clock, where you’ll have the chance to see some of its historical figures. This private walking tour is the perfect orientation for a first-timer in Vienna, and suitable for people of all ages. 
Vienna’s Catacombs & Central Cemetery Music Memorials Private Tour
Enjoy a guided tour of St Stephen’s Cathedral and its’ catacombs, followed by a driving tour of Vienna, including the Central Cemetery. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the personalized attention of your private licensed guide
  • Visit St Stephen’s Cathedral, with tickets included, and learn about its’ 370-foot steeple. See the carved wooden wing altar, the carved lace patterned canopies, and the pulpit, and the baroque main altar. 
  • Go under the cathedral to visit the catacombs, with tickets included.
  • Enjoy a private, panoramic drive through Vienna, where you will stop for pictures at several of the city’s most recognizable and famous sites, including the Wiener Musikverein concert hall, State OperaMuseum of Fine ArtsMuseum of Natural History, and the City Hall.
  • Visit the Central Cemetery of Vienna, one of the continent’s largest, and see the final resting places of several notable musicians, including Brahms, Strauss, and Beethoven. 
  • Visit the Mozart Memorial in Burggarten, one of Vienna’s quiet, green spaces in the city center. 
  • Finish your tour in Stephensplatz in Central Vienna, where your guide will happily give you recommendations for how to spend the rest of your time. 

Your tour begins at the seat of Vienna’s Archbishop, and one of Austria’s most important Gothic structures, St. Stephen's colorful roof tiles - laid to create the Royal and Imperial double-headed eagle and Vienna coat of arms - is a much-loved symbol of the city. 

Enjoy a guided tour of the cathedral, and then descend to explore its catacombs and crypts, where over 10,000 are buried, and remains in use today. See the burial place of the Austrian archbishops and bishops, as well as the crypt where the urns containing the internal organs of the former archdukes of the Habsburg Dynasty are kept. 

After, you will be picked up a private vehicle, where your guide will take you on a tour of Central Vienna, through Stephensplatz and along the Danube Canal. Then visit the Central Cemetery, where several of Vienna’s famous composers are buried. Lastly, visit the Memorial of Mozart in the Burggarten, one of the city’s many green spaces. Lastly, be sure to get expert recommendations from your guide before finishing your back in Stephensplatz. 

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