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Vienna Ringstrasse Tourist Scavenger Hunt

It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.

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$47

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Duration

2 to 3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • 20+ Challenges on this walking scavenger hunt
    • Available in English and in French
    • Do it with your smartphone
    • Scavenger hunt / walking tour on your smartphone (mobile site, not an App)
    What's excluded :
    • Internet access on your smartphone is required - Wifi is not enough
    • Entry/Admission - Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)
    • Entry/Admission - Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
    • Entry/Admission - The Austrian Architecture Museum (Architekturzentrum Wien)
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation (MUMOK)
    • Entry/Admission - ZOOM Kindermuseum
    • Entry/Admission - Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude)
    • Entry/Admission - Karlsplatz Metro Station
    • Entry/Admission - Kunstlerhaus
    • Entry/Admission - Vienna State Opera
    • Entry/Admission - Albertina
    • Entry/Admission - The Hofburg
    • Entry/Admission - Spanish Riding School
    • Entry/Admission - Burgtheater
    • Entry/Admission - Austrian Parliament Building
    • Entry/Admission - Rathaus
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Maria Theresien Square, Burgring 5, Vienna 1010 Austria

    Maria-Theresien-Platz stands between 2 important museums and near several other museums, theaters, churches and important monuments.
    This place honors Empress Maria-Theresa (1717-80) who reigned over the Holy Roman Empire, Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia (now the Czech Republic).
    Learn about her history and the many museums near here and solve a puzzle.
    Close to:
    - Museum of Natural History Vienna
    - Fine Arts museum in Vienna
    - Mumok
    - Aschiteckturzentrum
    - Leopold Museum
    - Zoom Kindermuseum
    - Hofburg
    - Neue Burg
    - Heldenplatz

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), Burgring 7 Maria Theresien Platz, Vienna 1010 Austria

    This museum built between 1872-89 presents over 100,000 items through 39 exhibition halls. It was Emperor Franz I Stephan of Lorraine (1708-65), Maria-Theresa’s husband who bought the initial collection of 30,000 items for the museum in 1750.
    Her interest in the natural sciences was reflected in the creation of the Schönbrunn Zoo in 1752 and the botanical garden in 1753. Upon her death, Maria-Theresa transferred everything to the state to create this museum.
    Solve a challenge here.
    Close to:
    - Maria-Theresien-Platz
    - Fine Arts museum in Vienna
    - Mumok
    - Aschiteckturzentrum
    - Leopold Museum
    - Zoom Kindermuseum
    - Hofburg
    - Neue Burg
    - Heldenplatz

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Maria-Theresien-Platz, Vienna 1010 Austria

    On the other side of the square is the Gallery of Fine Arts in Vienna.
    It was built at the same time, between 1871-1891. It was also Franz Joseph I (1830-1916) who inaugurated it.
    You challenge here is by observation.
    Close to:
    - Museum of Natural History Vienna
    - Maria-Theresien-Platz
    - Mumok
    - Aschiteckturzentrum
    - Leopold Museum
    - Zoom Kindermuseum
    - Hofburg
    - Neue Burg
    - Heldenplatz

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Austrian Architecture Museum (Architekturzentrum Wien), MuseumsQuartier Museumsplatz 1, Vienna 1070 Austria

    The Austrian Architecture Museum, opened in 1993.
    It particularly presents design from the 20th and 21st centuries.
    Your challenge here is to crack a code.
    Close to:
    - Museum of Natural History Vienna
    - Fine Arts museum in Vienna
    - Mumok
    - Maria-Theresien-Platz
    - Leopold Museum
    - Zoom Kindermuseum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation (MUMOK), Museumsplatz 1, Vienna 1070 Austria

    MUMOK is Vienna’s Museum of Contemporary Art. You can see here over 10,000 art works by modern artists such as Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso.
    Your challenge here is to crack a code.
    Close to:
    - Museum of Natural History Vienna
    - Fine Arts museum in Vienna
    - Maria Theresien Platz
    - Aschiteckturzentrum
    - Leopold Museum
    - Zoom Kindermuseum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, Vienna 1070 Austria

    This museum houses collections of Austrian art, over 5,000 items. You can admire works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kkoshka and Richard Gersti. It opened in 2001.
    Your challenge here is to properly count the stairs.
    Close to:
    - Museum of Natural History Vienna
    - Fine Arts museum in Vienna
    - Maria Theresien Platz
    - Aschiteckturzentrum
    - Mumok
    - Zoom Kindermuseum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: ZOOM Kindermuseum, MuseumsQuartier Museumsplatz 1, Vienna 1070 Austria

    ZOOM Kindermuseum is a children's museum. Here, children from 8 months to 14 years of age can touch everything. Exhibitions include the deck of a cartoon animated ship.
    Your challenge here is to investigate a specific day's opening hours.
    Close to:
    - Museum of Natural History Vienna
    - Fine Arts museum in Vienna
    - Maria Theresien Platz
    - Aschiteckturzentrum
    - Mumok
    - Leopold Museum
    - Gänsemädchenbrunnen

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Gansemadchenbrunnen, Rahlstiege 6, Vienna 1010 Austria

    This fountain of a girl and her goose was installed here in 1886. There was originally a poultry market here.
    You'll need to count a particular thing in this fountain for this challenge.
    Close to:
    - Mumok
    - Leopold Museum
    - Zoom Kindermuseum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude), Friedrichstrasse 12, Vienna 1010 Austria

    The museum of the secessionist artistic movement formed in 1897.
    This is a group of artists who resigned from the Association of Austrian Artists. They include painters, sculptors, and architects. They left wishing to express themselves differently than by the conservatism that was taught at the time.
    They wished to focus on the art itself, rather than marketable art.
    Close to:
    - Naschmarkt
    - Karlsplatz

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Vienna Naschmarkt, Kettenbruckengasse Kettenbrückengasse, Vienna 1040 Austria

    It’s been a public market operating here since the 1780s. It’s a great place if you’re looking for a bite to eat.
    Close to:
    - Secession
    - Karlsplatz

    Stop At: Karlsplatz Karlsplatz strasse, Vienna Austria

    Karlsplatz translates into Charles Square. Here you will find some monuments and a museum pavilion, as well as a large church.
    Find a fountain for your 1st challenge here.
    Close to:
    - Secession
    - Naschmarkt
    - Tilgner Brunnen
    - Stadtbahn-Station Karlzplats
    - Museum in Art
    - Resselpark
    - Johannes Brahms Monument
    - Karlskirche

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Karlskirche, Kreuzherrengasse 1 Karlsplatz/Belevedere Quarter, Vienna 1040 Austria

    This baroque style church to Saint-Charles was completed in 1787. In 1713, when the last great plague was finished, Emperor Charles VI (1685-1740) promised to build a big church in honor of his patron saint, Saint-Charles (Charles Borromée 1538-84) who had helped the residents of Milan in 1576 during a similar epidemic.
    Close to:
    - Secession
    - Naschmarkt
    - Tilgner Brunnen
    - Stadtbahn-Station Karlzplats
    - Museum in Art
    - Resselpark
    - Johannes Brahms Monument

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Johannes Brahms Monument, Karlsplatz 12, 1010 Wien, Austria

    Your challenge here is to determine Johannes Brahms position on his monument.
    Close to:
    - Secession
    - Naschmarkt
    - Tilgner Brunnen
    - Stadtbahn-Station Karlzplats
    - Museum in Art
    - Resselpark
    - Karlskirche

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Karlsplatz Metro Station, Karlsplatz, 1040 Wien, Austria

    Turn to the building opposite the statue of Brahms in white and green. This is the Otto Wagner Pavilion of the Vienna Museum. There you will find an inscription for Karlsplatz under a green and golden arch.
    The Vienna Museum is spread across several buildings in the city presenting various collections.
    Close to:
    - Secession
    - Naschmarkt
    - Tilgner Brunnen
    - Johannes Brahms Monument
    - Museum in Art
    - Resselpark
    - Karlskirche

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Kunstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, Vienna 1010 Austria

    To the right of the Otto Wagner Pavillon, across the street from Karlsplatz, is the Künstlerhaus Wien (written on the building), or the House of the Arts.
    This building from 1868 presents artistic exhibitions of the Society of Austrian Artists since that time.
    Close to:
    - Secession
    - Naschmarkt
    - Tilgner Brunnen
    - Stadtbahn-Station Karlzplats
    - Museum in Art
    - Resselpark
    - Karlskirche

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Vienna State Opera, Opernring 2, 1010 Wien, Austria

    Built in 1869 in the Neo-Renaissance style. It was originally named the Court Opera during the Habsburg rule but changed its name in 1920 when the monarchy was abolished in Austria.
    The Opera House was the first building completed on the Ringstrasse. Several firsts took place here including Notre Dame by Victor Hugo in 1914 and Crème Fouetté by Richard Strauss in 1924.
    Learn more about the many 1st and films that shot scenes here on our scavenger hunt.
    Close to:
    - Opernbrunnen
    - Albertina
    - Monument against war & fascism
    - Burggarten

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Albertinaplatz 1, Vienna 1010 Austria

    This museum established in 1805 boasts around 1 million paintings by the old masters, as well as more modern pieces, photographs and architectural drawings.
    Among the most popular pieces in the museum are by Leonardo da Vinci and Claude Monet.
    Close to:
    - Vienna State Opera
    - Monument against war & fascism
    - Burggarten

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Burggarten, Vienna Austria

    The Burggaten is the Hofburg Palace garden.
    Your 1st challenge in this park is about the entry gate and the bird that dominates it.
    Close to:
    - Albertina
    - Monument against war & fascism
    - Kaison Franz Joseph statue
    - Frans Stephan von Lothringen statue
    - Mozart Monument
    - Hercules and the Nemean lion fountain
    - Neue Burg

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Denkmal Kaiser Franz Josef I. von Osterreich, Burggarten 1, Vienna 1010 Austria

    This statue honors Emperor Franz Josef (1830-1916) who ruled the empire for 68 years. The Austrian-Hungarian Empire at the time included a portion of Germany, Hungary, Bohemia, Croatia, Lombardy-Veneto and other small kingdoms.
    He survived his younger brother, Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, his eldest son Prince Rudolf, his wife Elisabeth and the assassination of his nephew Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
    Close to:
    - Albertina
    - Monument against war & fascism
    - Burggarten
    - Frans Stephan von Lothringen statue
    - Mozart Monument
    - Hercules and the Nemean lion fountain
    - Neue Burg

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Mozart Statue, Burggarten 1, Vienna 1010 Austria

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) was born in Salzburg, and died here in Vienna. He composed over 600 musical works from the age of 5 until his early death at 35.
    Several of his symphonies, concertos, and operas, including the Requiem, were composed here in Vienna.
    Identify the correct instruments on his monument for this challenge.
    Close to:
    - Albertina
    - Monument against war & fascism
    - Burggarten
    - Frans Stephan von Lothringen statue
    - Kaiser Franz Joseph statue
    - Hercules and the Nemean lion fountain
    - Neue Burg

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, Vienna 1010 Austria

    This is the Neue Burg, or the new portion of the Hofburg Palace, built for Franz Josef in 1869.
    Close to:
    - Burggarten
    - Frans Stephan von Lothringen statue
    - Mozart Monument
    - Hercules and the Nemean lion fountain

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna 1010 Austria

    Hofburg is the former palace of the Habsburg dynasty, the Emperors of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.
    It is today the official residence and office of the President of Austria.
    The construction of the Hofburg began in 1279. Several additions and improvements have been made over the years. It was the winter residence of the monarchy. They resided in Schönbrunn palace during the summer.
    Discover which film shot scenes here and solve an observation challenge here.
    Close to:
    - Neue Burg
    - Prince Eugene Statue
    - Spanish Riding School
    - Imperial Treasury Vienna
    - Michaelerplatz
    - Michaelskirche

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Prinz Eugen Statue, Himmelpfortgasse 4, Vienna 1010 Austria

    Prince Eugen Francis de Savoy (1663-1736), a member of the Savoy household and statesman of the Holy Roman Empire, was one of the most important military commanders in modern Europe.
    He was born in Paris and grew up at the court of King Louis XIV of France. A scandal with his mother prevented him from joining the ranks of the French army. He therefore moved to Austria where he devoted his loyalty to the Habsburg monarchy.
    He served for almost 60 years, under 3 emperors: Leopold I (1640-1705), Joseph I (1678-1711), and Charles VI (1685-1740).
    He is buried at St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephensdom) here in Vienna.
    Close to:
    - Neue Burg
    - Spanish Riding School
    - Imperial Treasury Vienna
    - Michaelerplatz
    - Michaelskirche

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Erzherzog Karl Denkmal, Heldenplatz, Vienna 1010 Austria

    The other statue is of the Archduke Charles of Austria (1771-1847), 3rd son of Emperor Leopold II (1747-1792) and Maria Luisa of Spain. He reformed the Austrian army and is considered one of Napoleon’s (1769-1821) more formidable.
    Close to:
    - Neue Burg
    - Prince Eugene Statue
    - Spanish Riding School
    - Imperial Treasury Vienna
    - Michaelerplatz
    - Michaelskirche

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Denkmal Kaiser Franz Josef I. von Osterreich, Burggarten 1, Vienna 1010 Austria

    Here you will find another monument, this one honors the Kaiser Franz Joseph.
    He is presented here as Caesar, like a Roman emperor, because his reign was in direct line with all the emperors of the Holy Empire who preceded him dating back to the time of Julius Caesar.
    Close to:
    - Neue Burg
    - Prince Eugene Statue
    - Spanish Riding School
    - Imperial Treasury Vienna
    - Michaelerplatz
    - Michaelskirche

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Spanish Riding School, Michaelerplatz 1 Unter der Michaelerkuppel, Vienna 1010 Austria

    You are at the entrance to the old Spanish riding school in Vienna whose practice yard was the inner courtyard where you were a moment ago.
    Close to:
    - Neue Burg
    - Hofburg
    - Imperial Treasury Vienna
    - Michaelerplatz
    - Michaelskirche

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Michaelerplatz, Vienna Austria

    This square was built in 1725 and takes its name from the church in the east (right diagonal when exiting the Hofburg.
    You will decipher a date from Roman numerals here.
    Close to:
    - Neue Burg
    - Hofburg
    - Imperial Treasury Vienna
    - Michaelerplatz
    - Michaelskirche

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Michaelskirche, Michaelerplatz 4-5, 1010 Wien, Austria

    The church, Michaelerkirche, is one of the oldest in Vienna, dating from the years 1220-1240. Over 4,000 aristocrats are buried in the crypt.
    Close to:
    - Neue Burg
    - Hofburg
    - Imperial Treasury Vienna
    - Michaelerplatz
    - Roman Ruins

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Memorial for the Victims of Nazi Military Justice, Ballhausplatz, Vienna 1010 Austria

    Here is a gray cement monument in the shape of a pyramid. It is a memorial to the victims of Nazi justice during World War II.
    Your challenge is to determine its shape.
    Close to:
    - Neue Burg
    - Hofburg
    - Michaelerplatz
    - Volksgarten

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Volksgarten, Burgring 1, Vienna 1010 Austria

    The Volksgarten, or the people's garden stands between the Neue Burg and the Burgtheater.
    Close to:
    - Neue Burg
    - Hofburg
    - Michaelerplatz
    - Memorial for the victims of Nazi Military Justice

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Burgtheater, Universitätsring 2, 1010 Wien, Austria

    This is one of the most important theaters in the world and definitely the most important in Vienna. Plays here are presented in German.
    Empress Maria-Theresa built it in 1741. 3 of Mozart's operas debuted here. The Abduction from the Seraglio (1782), The Marriage of Figaro in 1786, and the Magic Flute 1790. Also, Beethoven's 1st symphony was inaugurated here in 1800.
    In 1945, it was largely destroyed, like the Opera. It was restored in 1953.
    Close to:
    - Neue Burg
    - Hofburg
    - Volksgarten
    - Rathaus
    - Rathausplatz

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Ringstrasse, Vienna Austria

    The Ringstrasse was built at the end of the 19th century. It is a large boulevard encircling the old town. It houses several important attractions today, such as theaters, the Hofburg, museums, the National Assembly and the City Hall (Rathaus) where you are going next.
    Close to:
    - Neue Burg
    - Hofburg
    - Volksgarten
    - Rathaus
    - Rathausplatz
    - Parliament of Austria

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Austrian Parliament Building, Dr. Karl Renner-Ring 3, 1017 Wien, Austria

    Before you is the Austrian Parliament, located very close to the Hofburg, and the Palace of Justice.
    Initially, it housed the imperial council and the legislature. Its cornerstone was deposited in 1874 and it was completed in 1883 in the Greek style.
    This building also suffered major damage during World War II. It was repaired soon after.
    On the building, you will find 44 allegorical statues representing human qualities, and 32 others of important personalities of classical antiquity
    The white marble fountain at the front honors Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice. It is accompanied by 4 figures which allegorically represent the 4 most important rivers of Austria. The Inn, the Elbe, La Vitava, and the Danube.
    Close to:
    - Volksgarten
    - Burgtheatre
    - Rathausplatz
    - Rathaus

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Rathaus, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, Vienna 1010 Austria

    Opposite the Burgtheatre is the Ringstrass. You crossed it earlier in front of the Vienna State Opera, and at the very beginning at Maria-Theresien-Platz.
    The Ringstrasse was built at the end of the 19th century. It is a large boulevard encircling the old town. It houses several important attractions today, such as theaters, the Hofburg, museums, the National Assembly and the City Hall (Rathaus) where you are going next.
    Close to:
    - Volksgarten
    - Burgtheatre
    - Rathausplatz
    - Austrian Parliament

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Maria-Theresien-Platz, Burgring 5, 1010 Wien, Austria
    Departure Time :
    3/28/2020 - 10/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Austrian Parliament Building, Dr. Karl Renner-Ring 3, 1017 Wien, Austria
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Activity done in small groups of 6 max. No need to touch anything, or enter anywhere.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Activity ID: V-152849P33

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