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We start our tour at the House of the EU and Vienna's European present. What significance does the EU actually have for Austria? There were a few stumbling blocks on Austria's way into the Union. We take a closer look at them and explore the fascinating historical context of Austria's accession in 1995 at the PaN (Partners of All Nations) table and the tree circle in Sigmund Freud Park.

Europe owes its anthem to Ludwig van Beethoven. The Pasqualatihaus on the Ringstrasse was one of the great composer's Viennese residences. Probably the most important promise made when the European Union was founded was the promise of peace. Even at the beginning of the 20th century, Berta Zuckerkandl was a courageous fighter against violence and war! She held her salons right next to the Burgtheater. In contrast, the Congress of Vienna, which we are tracing at Ballhausplatz, was often ridiculed as a dance event. Was the conference ultimately of greater significance with regard to the European Union?

Herrengasse is all about the fateful year of 1848, when revolutionary uprisings shook Europe to its very foundations. This was certainly not how the princes at the Congress of Vienna had imagined it! We continue back to the Middle Ages. Was he or wasn't he? Whether Charlemagne was actually in Vienna is debatable. In any case, the sublime gaze of the ruler, who is generally considered to be the first European, touches us from the walls of St. Peter's Church. Our tour ends at St. Stephen's Cathedral, enriched by many impressions, and we are surprised at how much European exchange has taken place in this impressive building since the Middle Ages! Today, however, the cathedral is ahead of its time as part of a European high-tech restoration project!

Tour duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Number of participants: Up to 25 people

Public tours in May and June (all in German language!):

Sunday, May 19th, 15:00

Saturday, June 1st, 15:00

Sunday, June 9th, 11:00

Tour duration: 90 min. approximately

Price per ticket: € 26 for adults, € 13 for children up to 14 years

Number of participants per appointment limited to 15 persons.

Questions and registrations via the contact form or by mail to

Would you like a little more Europe? We cooperate with the multimedia exhibition "Experience Europe", which is located just a stone's throw from St. Stephen's Cathedral in Rotenturmstraße. There you can explore the entire EU in an interactive way! Vienna | Visiting | European Parliament (

Want to experience Europe from a mobile perspective in Vienna? Since summer 2023, the ontours app has been offering audio tours with which tourists and city travelers can explore Vienna by public transport in an individual, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way. The offer was recently expanded to include a special Europe tour, the content of which VIENNA YOUR WAY played a key role in setting up.

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