On February 21st, 1985 the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) was founded in Vienna. Four years later, the congress of the WFTGA decided to implement an annual „International Tourist Guide Day“ which is always supposed to be held around the founding date.

Since then, the Viennese Tourist Guides celebrated this day with various activities. For the 30th time in succession, the guides look forward to introducing their guests to another interesting site in the City.  This time there is special focus on the Haus der Geschichte Österreich in the Hofburg. Guided tours in German will be offered free of charge on Sunday, 17th February 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The guides would be delighted to welcome not only the local Viennese, but also visitors from abroad, to our thematic tours and lectures under the motto „Contemporary Austrian History“.

The meeting point for all tours offered by the licensed Vienna guides is the entrance Hall of the National Library on Josefsplatz: So, not only the tours of the Haus der Geschichte Österreich start there, but also all other conducted tours such as tours of institutions belonging to the Austrian National Library, the Museum of Literature and external tours of the Hofburg. The lectures will also take place here in the „Camineum“. Prior registration is not necessary.

Tours in foreign languages are offered free of charge at the State Hall (Prunksaal) of the Austrian National Library. The meeting point for tours in various  languages is the entrance hall of the Austrian National Library, Josefsplatz. Details »

Two days prior to this, we shall be offering guided tours for the blind and the visually impaired in the Dom Museum next to St.Stephen’s Cathedral. More (in German) »

Information about the House of Austrian History:  www.hdgoe.at

Images: Bilder: © Österreichische Nationalbibliothek