Exceptional Vienna Tours
Touring Vienna with a Polaroid camera
Outfitted with a polaroid camera (provided free of charge), our Polaroid Photo Guides take you on a variety of different "Instant Tours" to some of the city’s most photogenic locations (Schönbrunn Palace, the city center, Prater, etc.). This of course includes a primer on the art of instant photography and a roll of film with eight pictures.
Information and booking: www.sophort.com
Soapbox car ride along the Ringstrasse
Ugly Vienna with a wink
The unusual and entertaining “Vienna Ugly Tour“ (English only), led by British-born Eugene Quinn, takes you to 19 of Vienna’s architectural scandals. More information
Vienna’s Graffiti Museum offers guided group tours (with prior reservation) to interesting examples of the city’s graffiti culture.
Information and booking: www.graffitimuseum.at
In the footsteps of Napoleon
"Secret Vienna" has come up with some original tours. For example, you can walk in the footsteps of Napoleon in Vienna with grenadiers of the Royal and Imperial Regiment No. 3 Archduke Charles. Other extraordinary tours: "The dark side of Vienna", "The secrets of the Freemasons" etc. http://secretvienna.org
Tours guided by homeless people
The tours explain what it means to be homeless in Vienna. Away from the tourist trails, these tours look at the different challenges posed by homelessness and the approaches to solving them. The tours are led by homeless people. www.shades-tours.com
Vienna Greeters are long-standing residents of Vienna who show their very personal Vienna to visitors on a two-hour tour. The free tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance; the maximum group size is limited to six people. www.viennagreeters.com
(Important: Vienna Greeters are not certified tour guides! These can be booked on the website www.findaguide.at.)