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Heldenplatz Tours

A colossal piazza right at the heart of Imperial Vienna, Heldenplatz stretches out in front of the sweeping arcs of the Hofburg Palace, which was commissioned for the Habsburg Imperial Family in 1881. Constructed under the orders of Emperor Franz Joseph II as part of the city’s elegant Ringstrasse thoroughfare in the late 19th century, the square is dominated by two vast equestrian statues of Archduke Charles of Austria and Prince Eugene of Savoy, and completely surrounded by the Baroque beauty of Vienna’s most important landmarks. 

The Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, lived on this spot in various palaces from the 13th century until its demise in 1918; now the palace is home to several sublime Imperial collections in the Neue Burg, Sisi and art museums; the Imperial Apartments; the office of the Austrian President; the National Library; the Hofburgs’ private chapel; and the Augustinian Church, parish church of Vienna’s aristocracy. The Spanish Riding School is in the Winter Riding School and members of the Vienna Boys’ Choir perform at concerts in the Burgtheater.  

Originally Heldenplatz was enclosed at its southern flank, but this now stands open; the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is all that remains of the walls. In keeping with its role in the center of Viennese history, it was from a balcony overlooking the square that Hitler announced the Anschluss on March 15, 1938. 

Practical Info

Heldenplatz is accessible 24/7. The museums are open from daily 9am–5.30pm (Jul–Aug 6pm). Take metro Line U3 to Herrengasse.
 

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Vienna Super Saver: City Walking Tour plus Highlights Bike Tour, Vienna, null
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Vienna Super Saver: City Walking Tour plus Highlights Bike Tour

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See the highlights of Vienna on a full day of sightseeing, combining two bestselling guided tours at a 15% discount! This Vienna Super Saver starts with a city ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Vienna City Walking Tour, Vienna, Super Savers
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Vienna City Walking Tour

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See Vienna's greatest sites and hidden gems on a classic Vienna City walking tour! Your expert guide will treat you to a 2.5-hour walking tour around Vienna, ...  Read more

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

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Small-Group Vienna Highlights Walking Tour, Vienna, Walking Tours
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Small-Group Vienna Highlights Walking Tour

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Get a complete overview of Vienna's Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour. Explore Vienna's alleys and sweeping squares to discover both famous and hidden ...  Read more

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

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Vienna Highlights Bike Tour, Vienna, Walking Tours
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Vienna Highlights Bike Tour

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See Vienna’s top sights in a fun (and healthy!) way on this 3-hour bike tour. Ride through the city’s historic streets with a professional guide, catching ...  Read more

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

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Private Art City Tour of Vienna with Skip the Line Schonbrunn Palace Ticket, Vienna, Bike & ... 
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Private Art City Tour of Vienna with Skip the Line Schonbrunn Palace Ticket

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Get a profound insight into Vienna's history, art and lifestyle while being chauffeured to the main sights in a private car. Enjoy skip the line access to ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Private History and Art City Tour of Vienna, Vienna, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private History and Art City Tour of Vienna

Enjoy the superb service and personal atmosphere of what is probably Vienna’s best city tour: your licensed tour guide meets you at your hotel and takes you on ...  Read more

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

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Vienna Small-Group Christmas Market Walking Tour, Vienna, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Vienna Small-Group Christmas Market Walking Tour

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Join a guided walk through old Vienna during one of the most magical times of the year, the perfect introduction to Austria’s capital city. Vienna, the capital ...  Read more

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

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Vienna Day Trip from Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Christmas
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Vienna Day Trip from Ljubljana

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Journey from Slovenia to Vienna on this small-group, full-day trip departing from Ljubljana.  After arriving by shuttle, you will be taken to all the must-see ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 18 hours (approx.)

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