A Self-Guided Tour of Vienna the Home of Classical Music

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Waltz through the Old Town in the musical steps of Mozart, Beethoven and Vivaldi on this self-guided tour. Experience the magic of GPS-playback on this immersive stroll through Vienna.


  • Gain an appreciation for the melodies that echo through the soul of Vienna.
  • Hear from Context Travel expert, Gilles Gubelmann.
  • Do it all in 60 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control
  • Get unlimited use of the tour before your booking date and after it
  • Use the virtual tour option at home


Embark on a captivating journey through Vienna‘s rich musical history guided by Context Travel expert, Gilles Gubelmann. On this walking tour, he‘ll be your maestro, connecting tales of musical prodigies with the history of the city. The tour begins in front of the Vienna State Opera, a place where history reverberates through every note. As you explore Vienna‘s charming Old Town (Innere Stadt), your trusted guide Gilles will be your portal to the past, revealing the captivating lives and backgrounds of early musical geniuses who once called this city home. He‘ll point out the buildings they performed in, including the Stadtpalais Todesco, Palais Lobkowitz, and Café Frauenhuber, where both Beethoven and Mozart performed. As this journey through Vienna‘s musical history reaches its crescendo at the iconic St. Stephen‘s Cathedral, you‘ll have gained a profound appreciation for the city‘s soul, etched in the melodies of its past. On this Vienna walking tour, you‘ll have a chance to: • Deepen your understanding of musical history, exploring the legendary opera houses, renowned conductors, celebrated directors, and prolific composers who have graced Vienna • Listen to timeless symphonies by Austrian and Viennese composers as you stroll through the heart of the city • See where internationally renowned composers and conductors, from Mahler to Schönberg, lived, worked, and performed • Discover the remarkable stories of Jewish musical geniuses who faced adversity and ultimately triumphed, leaving an indelible mark on Vienna‘s cultural heritage • Stroll through Neuer Markt and see where Mozart used to organize concerts • Take in Hotel Sacher Wien, built on the site of the hospice where Vivaldi died • Hear Mozart‘s “Figaro“ and see the apartment where he composed the tune, now Wien Museum’s Mozarthaus • Walk along Helmut Zilk Square and see the Monument Against War and Fascism Join Gilles on this music-filled stroll through Vienna‘s Old Town. By the end of the tour, you‘ll feel the city‘s musical history resonate through its streets.


Lifetime access to this tour in English VoiceMap app for Android and iOS Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Important Information

  • You need to install the VoiceMap smartphone app.
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
  • This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
  • When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
  • This tour is only available in English.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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