Opulence and Elegance
An Era of Prosperity
Can this walk be booked for other times of day? For example, in the late afternoon?
Yes, certainly! This walk can be booked on a private basis for any day, any time. In winter (November-February) it's better not to start later than 1:30-2:00 pm because it gets dark by 3:30-4:00 pm.
Does this tour go inside any sites?
Our Ringstrasse tour is an entirely outdoors walking tour, so we will only look at the exteriors of the venues mentioned. If you would like to go inside one of Vienna's beautiful palaces, we recommend our tour of Schönbrunn Palace.
What if it’s raining?
Alexandra Brauner is a Vienna-based art historian and psychological counsellor. With expertise in modern and contemporary art, architecture, design and human development, she leads bespoke tours in Vienna. Alexandra has been passionate about art and architecture since high school. She graduated with a Master of Art History from Vienna University, where she specialized in Viennese Architecture of the Eighteenth Century and Venetian Renaissance Painting between 1440 and 1580. Alexandra looks forward to showing you the many facets of her hometown in the walks Introduction to Vienna, Art Nouveau in Vienna and Crash Course of the Kunsthistorisches Museum.
Marlene Possnitz was born in Graz, Austria and moved to Vienna to attend university, where she pursued interests in cultural studies, translation, and several European languages. She graduated in Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Studies in 2012 and subsequently worked in tourism management and operations across Scandinavia. Since then, she has been inspired to share her deep cultural knowledge of Austria and Vienna with visitors to the city and completed intensive training to become qualified as a licensed Austria Guide, with a specialty for Vienna's landscape of museums and institutions.
Peter was born in Vienna and grew up in the 3rd District, at that time British occupation zone after WW II. His school years were spent in Krems, the gateway to the Wachau Valley, and he graduated at the local Piaristengymnasium before studying law at the University of Vienna. Immediately after University, Peter started his own business as an art and antique dealer and gallery owner. The gallery was located in Krems and specialized in applied arts (in particular for Austrian silver and porcelain from the 17th - 19th centuries) and Austrian paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. He participated for many years as an exhibitor in the prestigious Austrian Art Fairs in Vienna and Salzburg. 25 years in the arts and cultural sector have been followed by years as an entrepreneur in Vienna in the field of financial consulting and communication training. Now he is back to his old love - the world of art and culture, and is very pleased to be able to inspire all of his guests and friends with his passion for the finer things in life.
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