FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THE YOUNG AT HEART
MORE EXCITING THAN ANY THRILLER!
Vienna is full of buildings and monuments that bear witness to bygone ages. They are the key to a heritage that is rich in myths and legends and at the same time they form a magical bridge to the city’s rich and varied history.
Awakening children’s interest in things that are new to them and answering their many tricky questions in a way that is appropriate to their age, is surely one of the most exciting challenges in cultural education.
Here are a few suggestions for tours that are sure to make children prick up their ears. Of course, all the other tours offered on this website can also be adapted to appeal to children (and adults)!
FOR SIX TO TEN YEAR OLDS:
UP AND DOWN AND THROUGH
THE EMPEROR’S PALACE
Why is the Hofburg only a palace in English but not in German? Who was allowed to read the Habsburgs’ books? What do Lipizzaners learn at school? Where did people dance and make music? How did the Imperial children have to behave at the table? Questions followed by yet more questions…
FROM VINDOBONA TO THE CAPITAL OF THE DUCHY OF AUSTRIA
DOCTOR OF ARCHITECTURE
Which illnesses did he treat? What kind of houses help our 5 senses? How many skins do people have? Lots of fanciful ideas for a more colourful world!
FROM THE UNTERER WERD TO THE SECOND DISTRICT
CITY WALKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
VIENNA FOR SCHOOL CLASSES AND STUDENTS
What Austrians should know about their capital city. An interactive walk to the most important sights in the historic city centre with plenty of photos, historic pictures of the city as well as written material and much more, all tailored to the age of the group.
FROM THE CITY WALL TO THE RINGSTRASSE
Learn all about the Ottomans & bastions, the regulation of the Danube, prestigious projects, and the fact that all that glitters is not gold; a fascinating walk to those places that played an important role in Vienna’s development as a cosmopolitan city.
FROM HORSE-DRAWN TRAMS TO AN URBAN MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM
The history of public transport in Vienna: a cultural-historical tour through the various means of transport that have come and gone over the last 300 years.
Where did the Habsburgs live, dance, celebrate and rule, where did courtiers play tennis and where did they ride their horses, what did an emperor actually do all day? A humorous excursion through the various inner courtyards of the Hofburg palace and the usages of the different wings of the Habsburg’s winter residence.
ANNE FRANK - NOT A UNIQUE FATE
Nazi terror, persecution, humiliation, exploitation, deportation … a walk through the Inner City and/or Leopoldstadt on the Path of Remembrance.
TAILORMADE INDOOR-VISITS ON FREE ADMISSION
Free admission for children and teenager under 19
- Albertina, 1., Albertinaplatz 1
- Red Vienna (Das Rote Wien im Waschsalon Karl-Marx-Hof), 19., Halteraugasse 7, Waschsalon Nr. 2, Karl-Marx-Hof
- Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum), 3., Arsenal, Objekt 18 (behind Objekt 1)
- Imperial Treasury (Kaiserliche Schatzkammer), 1., Hofburg, Schweizerhof
- Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna (Kaiserliche Wagenburg), 13., Schloß Schönbrunn
- Fine-Arts-Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien), 1., Maria-Theresien-Platz
- Museum for Applied Art (MAK), 1., Stubenring 5
- Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), 1., Burgring 7
- Belvedere, 3., Prinz Eugen-Straße 27
- Theatermuseum, 1., Lobkowitzplatz
- Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek), 1., Josefsplatz 1
- Weltmuseum, 1., Heldenplatz
- Wien Museum locations:
- Beethoven Museum, 19., Probusgasse 6
- Beethoven Pasqualatihaus, 1., Mölker Bastei 8
- Haydnhaus, 6., Haydngasse 19
- Johann Strauss Wohnung, 2., Praterstraße 54
- Wien Museum MUSA, 1., Feldergasse 6-8
- Otto Wagner Pavillon Karlsplatz, 4., Karlsplatz, closed in winter
- Pratermuseum, 2., Oswald-Thomas-Platz 1, Planetarium
- Schuberts Birthplace, 9., Nußdorfer Straße 54
Free admission for children and teenager under 18