About me

Nice to meet you!

Career & mission

My studies of history, political science and Roman languages but also numerous experiences at museums (e.g. the Albertina) and in cultural institutions (e.g. Melk Abbey and Klosterneuburg Abbey) paved the way for me to become an enthusiastic city guide who is always up to date.

With passion and a wealth of experience I offer you a tailor-made exploration program through Vienna and its surroundings. Thanks to my qualifications as a teacher and travel organizer in Austria and abroad my tours are adapted to the individual needs of each group. You can expect a „Viennese original“, passionate winemaker and musician in two orchestras.

 

Contact me, I ´am looking forward to hearing from you.

I have been working as a certified tour guide in my hometown of Vienna for more than 20 years. For me there is nothing more fulfilling than showing the world my favorite city. In addition to the well-known places that enjoy worldwide fame, I also take my guests on a discovery tour to unknown, hidden and remarkable places.

Contact

Mag. Karl Zillinger
Historian, certified Austria Guide
& art guide
Tel: +43 699 19225103
Mail: office@zillinger4vienna.at

My vienna

Cultural commitment

It is very important to me to preserve the cultural heritage of my home town Vienna. As chairman of the cultural association Team 21 I have been trying for more than 20 years to preserve buildings and cultural monuments with the help of local initiatives. One of these projects is the Beethoven Path in Vienna-Floridsdorf which was established in 2007. Every year we commemorate the work of Ludwig van Beethoven by organizing readings, concerts, theatre performances and a special “Culture and Indulgence” hiking event. Thereby we pay tribute to the composer’s life in Vienna’s only Beethoven memorial on the left bank of the Danube which would otherwise be let go to ruin. Find out more under this link:  Here.

read & discover

Publications

Wiener Weihnacht

Viennese Christmas

Great book, for all history enthusiasts who like to find out about the past, but are also interested in the latest.

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Wiener Straßenleben

Viennese street life

Around 220 historical photographs capture the atmosphere of church celebrations, carnival parades and anniversaries and bring back countless memories.

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20210208163015
Wien-Donaustadt

Vienna-Donaustadt

This impressive illustrated book opens a window into the past of the district and invites you to remember, discover and rediscover.

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20210208134433
Salzburger Weihnacht

Salzburg Christmas

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.

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20210208170153
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