Vienna has to offer all sorts of artistic directions. Selected neighborhoods show the architectural variety.
Welcome to my wonderful Vienna!
Welcome to Vienna, the city of music, art and culture in the heart of Europe. Accompany me to discover the city’s mysteries, the hidden corners, the secret passageways and cellars which are often overlooked, but which document a nearly 2000-year long history. The guided tours reveal social and economic backgrounds which make Vienna’s cityscape, its personalities and its society come alive in a historical context. An experience for all five senses, always with contemporary references.
I look forward to welcoming you again to my city tours in and around Vienna.
Yours Karl Zillinger
MAG. KARL ZILLINGER
Historian, Austria Guide,
Tel: +43 699 19225103
Architecture, music & art
Visit of museums & exhibitions
History of Viennese neighborhoods & monuments
Viennese customs and traditions
Culinary specialities and Opera Ball
Silent places & secret passageways off the beaten track
INDIVIDUAL SPECIAL TOURS
Ball walks before and after the ball
Guided tours in (new / recent) urban development areas
Semmering World Cultural Heritage
Wachau World Cultural Heritage
Lake Neusiedl World Heritage Site
Hallstatt World Heritage Site
may I introduce
Popular walks in Vienna
In the footsteps of Viennese music
As a musician in two orchestras it matters very much to me to point out Vienna’s long musical tradition, in theory and in practice.
Art Tour – Vienna´s fine arts today and in the past
As a certified Austria guide I can show you all the current exhibitions in Vienna’s museums. Follow me on my tours!
Secret passageways and hidden neighborhoods with culinary specialities and natural beauty
All my guided tours, which I offer on foot or by bike, show the city’s unknown sides.
My beautiful Vienna
ENGLISH TOURS: individual time and meeting point!
City walks on specific topics
Insights and news from vienna
Weihnachten in Wien ─ Weihnachtsmärkte, kulinarische Spezialitäten, Krampus und Krippenschau
Bei meiner jährlich stattfindenden Weihnachtsführung erfährt man Antworten auf viele Fragen rund um das Weihnachtsfest und sein Brauchtum, wie zum...
Springtime in Vienna – blooming lilac and charming palaces as part of the world cultural heritage site
The flowers and trees along the Ringstraße start blooming when the days become longer and the temperature is increasing. After the strict restrictions due to the Corona pandemic it is slowly possible to join walking tours in Vienna.
Walking tours for all 5 senses in „the World`s most liveable city“ – in the footsteps of music and culinary specialities
In September 2019 Vienna was named „The World´s Most Liveable City“ by the British weekly „The Economist“.
In the footsteps of Beethoven in Vienna – At home with the maestro
Ludwig van Beethoven lived and worked in Vienna for 35 years, and the city inspired much of his creative output.
Modern Vienna and Christmas in Vienna – from the Christmas Markets to Klimt and Schiele
At the end of November the whole city of Vienna is ready for Christmas. The sparkling festive lights have been switched on and markets, ice-rinks and Christmas villages are popping up all over the city.
Read & discover
Zu Gast bei radio klassik
Kurz vor Weihnachten hatte ich die Ehre, zu einer meiner beliebtesten Stadtführungen bei radio klassik zur Wiener Weihnacht interviewt zu werden.
Great book, for all history enthusiasts who like to find out about the past, but are also interested in the latest.
Viennese street life
Around 220 historical photographs capture the atmosphere of church celebrations, carnival parades and anniversaries and bring back countless memories.
This impressive illustrated book opens a window into the past of the district and invites you to remember, discover and rediscover.
This book invites you to rediscover the festive traditions of bygone days – from playing christmas carols with a trumpet from the tower to driving out the winter and the last snow with a whip.