Counterpoint and Harmony, Music in Vienna
There is perhaps no better way to explore and understand Vienna than through her relationship to music. In this music tour of Vienna, led by a music historian or professional who works in Vienna’s music industry today, we’ll trace a course through the city's 1st District, visiting some of the city’s major theaters and concert halls, the cafes where musicians and composers worked, as well as several places where critical works were first screened.
Gilded Ambition: a Tour of Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn palace was built at the end of the 17th century by Emperor Leopold I on the site of an old imperial château. Along with its glorious gardens, the palace provides a unique insight into the lives and loves of a long line of Habsburg monarchs. This tour of Schönbrunn Palace explore the magic of the summer palace and delve into the hidden narratives of its gilded details and ornate furnishings.
Vineyards of Vienna, Wine Capital
While many European capitals once had vineyards as part of their urban fabric, Vienna is unique in the sheer quantity and quality of vineyards still in operation. A quick 30-minute metro ride from the old town center will leave you in the heart of Vienna's 700 hectares of vineyards, run by more than 300 vintners. Our vineyard and wine tasting experience brings us close to the heart of Vienna's wine traditions, exploring both its origins as wine capital, as well as its modern place in the world of viticulture.
City of Dreams, Freud's Vienna
Sigmund Freud spent most of his life in Vienna, and such is the gravity of his legacy that his adopted hometown became known as the City of Dreams. During this tour of Freud's Vienna we will explore the places he lived and worked, and discover how the city inspired his work, and vice versa.
Made in Vienna
Just outside the Ringstrasse, a burgeoning design scene is taking hold in the Nebau district. Bold, experimental, and without the classic “machine” behind them, a new generation of artists, artisans, and craftsmen are redefining Viennese design. During our Vienna design tour we will not only visit some of these designers, but will also look at the factors that make Viennese design so hot.