Half-day trip to Mayerling and the Viennese Forest

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Explore the most beautiful sites in the southern Viennese Forest on this half-day coach tour with a guide. Highlights of this tour include the Mayerling hunting lodge and a boat trip on Europe's largest underground lake, the Seegrotte.

Highlights

  • Done in English
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All entrance fees included
  • Discover the sites from a boat

You will pass through the Roman City of Baden, famous for its thermal springs, as you travel through the romantic valley of Helenental in search of Mayerling, the ancient lodge. Nowadays, it is a memorial chapel but it was also the very place of Crown Prince Rudolph, the only son of Emperor François-Joseph, who committed suicide with Baronesse Vetsera in 1889.



In the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (1133), you will visit the medieval cloister which houses the remains of the last Babenberg. Keep an eye out as you drive past the Holdrichsmuhle, where Franz Schubert composed his song 'Les Tilleuls' before arriving at the Seegrotte.

Your visit will end with a boat ride on the largest underground lake in Europe. You will leave the Viennese Forest to return to Vienna, via the Liechtenstein Castle path.

Detailed schedule

Starting point :
Ecke Laxenburger Strasse/Wiedner Gürtel (about 300 meters from Südtirolerplatz). The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will meet you there.



Departure time :
Hotel pickups begin before this time; exact pickup time will be advised upon reconfirmation.

Return details:
The tour ends at the National Opera.

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