Museum and Church Visits

StephansdomThe indoor-tours vary between either 1 hour to get a first impression – perhaps in connection with a city walk – or 2 hours for a closer look at the collection:

Imperial Treasury in the Viennese Hofburg – about 1 hour

Are you interested in the insignias and the immense treasury of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian Empire of the Habsburgs? Each piece of the collection has its own fascinating story and gives us an insight into 1.000 years worth of history.

KHM Kunsthistorisches Museum – Art Gallery and/or Cabinet of Curiosities – about 1-2 hours

Art Gallery: Some of the Habsburg reigns were known to be passionate art collectors. The result of these ambitious collections over centuries, has ultimately provided the foundations of the KHM Art Gallery. We will have a look at paintings from some of the most famous artists in the world such as Peter Paul Rubens, Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Caravaggio and others.

Cabinet of Curiosities: In 2013, the cabinet of curiosities re-opened after several years of renovation. Since then it has been known to be one of the most important collection of it‘s kind worldwide, and houses many extra-ordinary pieces of curiosities and exotica.

Sisi-Museum and the Imperial Apartment in the Hofburg – about 2 hours

„…and they lived happlily ever after“… – the life of Empress Elisabeth began as typical fairytale, but eventually turned out completely different. Find out everything about Sisi’s life and myth!

Imperial Crypt at the Capuchin Church – about 1 hour

650 years of the Habsburg dynasty can easily be traced back by visiting this crypt: it is the last resting place for 12 emperors and 19 empresses as well as other important royal family members. Definitely a remarkable sight worth visiting!

St. Stephen‘s Cathedral (inside and/or outside) – about 1-2 hours

Located in the heart of Vienna, this landmark is a reminiscent of the middle ages in Vienna. We will explore the inside and outside of the Cathedral and listen to the many stories behind its development.

Schönbrunn Castle – either 1 hour or 2 hours

Schönbrunn Castle is not only one of the UNESCO World heritage sites but also one of the most visited tourist attractions in Vienna. Explore the former summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, particularly of Emperor Francis Joseph and Maria Theresia. This visit can be perfectly combined with a round trip on the Ringstraße!