Vienna Art Nouveau and Otto Wagner walking tour with a historian
Activities

Vienna Art Nouveau and Otto Wagner walking tour with a historian

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the iconic Art Nouveau buildings in Vienna
  • Explore Otto Wagner's use of Art Nouveau
  • Admire the design elements of Vienna's metro stations
  • Follow Vienna's transition from the historic imperial capital to a modern metropolis
What to expect

Learn about German Jugendstil, or Art Nouveau, on this 3-hour walking tour through the metro of Vienna.

When Vienna's parliament hired Otto Wagner to design their new metro in the late 19th century, they wanted a modern construction to match the majestic buildings of the Ringstrasse and accommodate the capital's ever-expanding population. Wagner set out to make an easy-to-use system that could be quickly adapted to the city's different areas and highlight Vienna's cosmopolitanism. So he chose the international avant­-garde style of Art Nouveau, creating designs for fences, doors, and stone carvings that were displayed across the Vienna's metro and surroundings.

Your tour will explore two of the remaining iconographic stations while exploring Viennese Art Nouveau more in depth. You'll start at Karlsplatz with a visit to the small Wagner Museum. Afterwards you'll move on to Stadtpark station, the best preserved of the original metro stations still in use. Next, you'll visit the Kettenbrücke station. Along the way you'll be able to visit the famous Sezession art building, the best example of Viennese Jugendstil that there is, and two beautiful apartment houses designed by Otto Wagner. Your guide will also delve into the philosophy of the style and help you understand the symbols and materials used in the designs.

Then you'll take the metro to your last destination, the Imperial station. Originally built for the Emperor's use only, it demonstrated to the metro's critics that Vienna's emperor supported the line. From here to Schönbrunn castle you can find more elements of the generally bourgeois style of Art Nouveau hidden within imperial grandiosity.

Read more
What's included
  • Guided tour
What's not included
  • Public transport ticket
  • Admission to exhibitions
Where

Operngasse 7, 1010 Wien, Austria

Meeting point:
The tour starts at the Café Museum.
When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
Read more
Provider
Insight Cities
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 days before the experience begins.

You might also like

Vienna's Ringstrasse Project walking tour with a historian
Activities

Vienna's Ringstrasse Project walking tour with a historian

Follow a historian along Vienna's Ringstrasse and learn all about this great architectural project on a historic walking tour.

free cancellation
Available in:

en 

Schönbrunn Palace guided tour with skip-the-line ticket
Must see
Activities

Schönbrunn Palace guided tour with skip-the-line ticket

Join a guided tour around Schönbrunn Palace with skip-the-line tickets and visit the magnificent Palace, the historic state-rooms and the beautiful baroque gardens.

free cancellation
Available in:

en, es, de 

Historical tour of Hitler's Vienna
Activities

Historical tour of Hitler's Vienna

Join a tour across Hitler's Vienna and take a deeper look into the darkest days of Vienna's history. You will see major historical landmarks and the remains of World War II.

free cancellation
Available in:

en 

Skip-the-line Schönbrunn Palace visit and Vienna city tour in the morning
Must see
Activities

Skip-the-line Schönbrunn Palace visit and Vienna city tour in the morning

Discover the majestic Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna during a guided tour in the morning and learn more about the city's highlights on a tour through the center.

free cancellation
Available in:

en, es, de 

Hallstatt day trip from Vienna
Activities

Hallstatt day trip from Vienna

Join a half-day trip to Salzkammergut from Vienna. Explore its crystal-clear lakes and majestic mountains and take a walk through 7000-year-old Hallstatt.

free cancellation
Available in:

en, de 

Wachau Valley day trip with river cruise on the Danube
Activities

Wachau Valley day trip with river cruise on the Danube

Book your Ticket for the Wachau Valley Day Tour with Danube River Cruise. Enjoy a boat trip through the UNESCO World Heritage Danube Valley and visit Melk Abbey.

Duration up to 8 hours
Available in:

en, es, de 

Instant Confirmation
Classic Vienna 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus
Activities

Classic Vienna 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus

See Vienna's main attractions during a hop-on hop-off bus tour and learn more about the history from an audio guide.

free cancellation
Available in:

en, it, fr, es, ar, +6  de, pt, ru, nl, ja, zh

Spanish Riding School Vienna Training
Activities

Spanish Riding School Vienna Training

Book your ticket for the Morning Exercise of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and get an insight into the training of the riders and their Lipizzans in the beautiful setting of the Winter Riding School, accompanied by classical Viennese music.

free cancellation
Official Reseller
Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum tickets
Attractions & guided tours

Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum tickets

Visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, one of the world's foremost museums, and see great masterpieces from a big variety of periods of art.

Flexible
Instant Confirmation
Mozarthaus Vienna tickets
Attractions & guided tours

Mozarthaus Vienna tickets

Visit the Mozarthaus Vienna. Explore the only Vienna apartment of Mozart that has been preserved, here he composed more music than anywhere else!

free cancellation
Available in:

en, it, fr, es, de, +3  ru, pl, ko