What happened to Vienna when Hitler annexed Austria? Consume WWII history the easy way with a Local History Expert on a group tour of the Old Town. See St. Stephen's Cathedral, Heldenplatz, State Opera, and more.

  • Discover the little known history of WWII in Vienna with a 5-Star Expert Guide
  • See places related to the events of WWII and the Holocaust in Vienna Old Town
  • Follow the trail of Adolf Hitler, the Nazis and the resistance
  • Learn about the events and personalities of WWI and WWII in an easy-to-understand way
  • Enjoy a small group tour for history buffs and amateurs alike

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Activity details

  • 1,5 Hours
  • Small GroupMaximum of 25 participants
  • Live GuideEnglish
  • Walking tour
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Join our Local History Expert-Guide as they explore the scars and battlefields left by World War II on the streets of Vienna. This walking tour will be an entertaining and educational experience for everyone who wants to understand the historical background and consequences of WWII in Hitler’s homeland, Austria. Take advantage of a limited group size of like-minded individuals and an Expert Guide. Experience WWII in Vienna.

Book this 1,5-hour walking tour to learn about the events and personalities of World War II in Vienna. There is a lot to uncover here, from Franz Ferdinand’s assassination, through Hitler’s annexation of Austria, to the bombing of Vienna, and more. Our group tours are conducted in English, avoiding the distractions of running the tour in 2-3 languages at the same time, so it will be easy to follow the story. Your Expert Guide will provide all the facts and answer any questions you may have about Austria’s involvement in WWII and the Holocaust. The walking route will cover places that bear traces of these events, such as the imperial Hofburg Palace, where Hitler announced the country’s annexation, the world-famous Vienna Opera House, which was heavily damaged by the 1945 bombing, the Jewish Museum and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

  • World War II History Walking Tour in Vienna
  • 5-Star Licensed Guide speaking only 1 language
  • Expert commentary on World War II, World War I and the Holocaust
  • A special tour program tailored to the interests of the group
  • Group size limited to 25 people

Important information

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Raiffeisen Bank, 1010 Vienna, Michaelerplatz 3 (3 minutes from the metro station Herrengasse line U3)

Important information

What you should know

  • We recommend arriving at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts. Delays are not allowed as being late will affect the experience of other participants.
  • There is no luggage storage so please do not bring extra clothing, umbrellas, large bags, suitcases, scooters, etc. Pets are not allowed.
  • Our group tours are limited in size to a maximum of 25 participants.
  • This tour is not suitable for people with disabilities.
  • This tour is in English only.
  • Customer info on the voucher:
    1. Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts. You will not be entitled to a refund if you are unable to join the tour due to late arrival.
    2. It is possible to cancel and modify the booking, e.g. change the number of participants, through the portal system on which you made the reservation. Please contact their Customer Service if you need assistance.
    3. The guide will arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time. You may contact us if you arrive during this time but your guide is not there.
    4. There is no luggage storage for extra clothing, umbrellas, large bags, suitcases, scooters, etc.
    5. Pets are not allowed.
    6. The tour is not suitable for people with disabilities.
    8. Tips are not expected but are greatly appreciated if you are satisfied with the tour.