In the shadow of Hofburg Palace
This walk will take us along the periphery of the area which was founded by the Romans as the military camp Vindobona. Still today some of Vienna’s houses are built on Roman foundations!
Avoiding the main streets, our route leads us past noble palaces and churches of the Baroque period to the medieval Minorite Church and remnants of the ramparts which formerly enclosed the city. Ludwig van Beethoven once lived here, right next to the “Dreimäderlhaus” which was made famous by an operetta based on melodies by Franz Schubert.
Across “Freyung” and passing the Church of the Scots we arrive at the square “Am Hof” where Vienna’s first ducal residence once stood at the time of the Babenbergs.
Duration: 1,5 to 2 hours