Guided city tour of Vienna: in pursuit of Sissi

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Lluís Enric Mayans

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Get to know the culture of Vienna as you stroll through the Old Town during this guided walking tour, following in the footsteps of Empress Elisabeth – "Sissi" of Austria. You will start the walk with a visit to the Imperial Crypt, the burial place of the Habsburgs, where Empress Elisabeth "Sissi" was also buried. Then, follow in the footsteps of Sissi on a guided tour through the glittering Hofburg, an official residence of Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Franz Joseph.


  • Done in English
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Immerse yourself in the past, the time of a historical circuit

In 1854, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria married Elisabeth, who with her charm and natural grace quickly became a fairy tale princess in the eyes of the public. Empress Elisabeth of Austria, affectionately known to millions as “Sissi,” was as smart as she was extravagant, and was decades ahead of her time.

Even a century after his death, Sisi still remains in the popular imagination. This can be seen with the popularity of Sissi films and the musical “Elisabeth”, which ran for years in Vienna. The sites where the Empress lived, including the Hofburg, continue to attract tourists from around the world.

Sissi was also the best in the world in women's riding. She trained hard to become a professional sportswoman and achieve this goal. If you are in Hofburg, you will have the opportunity to observe the formation of the famous "Lipizzaner horses", where the tradition of the High School of Riding is still cherished (entrance fees not included).

Detailed schedule

Starting point :
Tour departing from hotels located in the center of Vienna. If hotel details are not advised at time of booking, proceed to Laxenburger Strasse Gurtel / Wiedner (approx. 300 meters from Südtirolerplatz). The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will meet you there.

Departure time :
The tour departs at 9:45 a.m. Please be ready at 9:30 a.m.

Return details:
Ends in Hofburg

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