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Freyung Square Tours

Starting life in the Middle Ages as a civic garbage tip, Freyung Square has morphed down the centuries into one of Vienna’s prettiest public piazzas. It’s a triangular cobbled space dominated by the Austriabrunnen (Austria Fountain), which was gifted to Vienna in the 1840s by sculptor Ludwig Schwanthaler. The cobbles are bordered by the medieval monastery of Schottenkirche and – thanks to its location not far from the Hofburg Imperial Palace – a smattering of elegant Baroque palaces built by royal courtiers, including the ornately decorated yellow-and-white stucco façade of Palace Daun-Kinsky, which dates from 1717. The Ferstel Palace was built in 1860 and is home to Vienna’s famous Café Central as well as the upmarket, arcaded Freyung Passage shopping mall; nearby the Bank Austria Kuntsforum holds frequent cutting-edge contemporary-art exhibitions. 

Freyung Square is also the venue for two of Vienna’s most popular and traditional seasonal markets; the weeks before Christmas herald an advent market dating back to 1772. At Easter the stalls appear again for two weeks, selling delicate hand-painted Easter eggs by the thousands as well as Easter palm fronds; there’s also a puppet theater and craft workshops for kids.

Practical Info

Innere Stadt. Open 24/7. Metro U2 to Schottentor.

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Christmas Markets Walking Tour in Vienna, Vienna, null
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Christmas Markets Walking Tour in Vienna

From mid-November to New Year's Eve, Vienna’s prettiest squares transform into magical Christmas markets. The generously illuminated monumental buildings ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $227.18
Private Tour: Vienna Inner City Highlights, Vienna, Christmas
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Private Tour: Vienna Inner City Highlights

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The perfect half-day tour for first-time visitors, this sightseeing experience in Vienna’s center is led by a private guide for a personal experience. The ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Flexible

From USD $227.18
Christmas Vintage Photo Tour with a Polaroid Camera in Vienna, Vienna, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Christmas Vintage Photo Tour with a Polaroid Camera in Vienna

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Explore Vienna with a vintage Polaroid camera on this 2.5-hour photo and city walking tour. Capture Vienna's lively Christmas markets, most famous sights and ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.76
Vienna First District Walking Tour, Vienna, Christmas
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Vienna First District Walking Tour

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Unfold Vienna’s layers of history on this 3-hour walking tour of the Innere Stadt, the first district and historical city center. Visit St Stephen’s Cathedral ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.66

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