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Best of Vienna Walking Tour
Discover Vienna's historic old town on a fun and comprehensive walking tour with me. We leave the big tour groups behind and explore the city in our own small team. Let's make it interactive - there are no dumb questions ;) We start on the banks of the Danube canal to find out why the Romans decided to settled down here of all places. A short walk later we marvel at the impressive tower of St. Stephen's Cathedral while I tell you about its hidden symbolism of numbers. Further highlights on the way include Mozart's apartment, the old Greek quarter, romantic hidden alleys and courtyards, the Spanish Riding School as well as an almost real da Vinci. Upon arrival at the vast Hofburg Palace complex we will finally talk about the rise of the mightiest family in the history of Europe: the Habsburgs. But Vienna's history doesn't stop with the fall of the Habsburgs: where did Hitler speak in front of 200,000 cheering Austrians? And what makes modern-day Vienna the city with the highest standard of living worldwide? While taking in the beauty of the city I will keep you entertained with the best stories about its past and present - plus some questionable jokes! Keep in mind that we finish at Albertinaplatz, not where we met at the beginning. All tours are held in English.
Paragliding Tandemflight Glacierview
A special adventure is waiting for you! Experience the Tyrolean mountains on our paragliding tandem flight with a spectacular view of the Stubai Glacier. We combine freedom with adrenaline, fun and self-awareness and lead you to places that are otherwise only known to locals. You will see natural beauties that only exist in high alpine terrain. First of all, the cable car takes us up to an altitude of 1,800 meters. (cable car ticket 12.- euro-not included) At the launch site you can see all the splendor of the Alpine habitat with flower meadows in summer, ski slopes in winter and of course an impressive mountain backdrop. Here you can also visit a walk-in sundial, which was built by local farmers. Then we prepare our equipment and get ready to start. Instead of a strenuous walk, we will fly down into the valley with the tandem glider and experience a feeling of complete freedom. During the flight we have a breathtaking view both towards Innsbruck and a bird's eye view of one of the last large Alpine glaciers. We explain everything you need to know about these primeval giants, who are very threatened by climate change. Depending on the thermals, wind and weather conditions, we will be in the air for about 15 minutes and then land gently at the starting point of our tour.
Explore Hallstatt with a photographer
Together we will discover and explore Hallstatt, probably the most photogenic mountain gem in the Austrian Alps. I was born and raised in this region and I'm quite confident to say that I know every single corner of this village ;) The tour will take at least about 2 hours. We will cover the obvious "touristy" postcard photo spots, but I will also show you some hidden hideaways. I will take pictures and provide between 20-30 edited HI-RES pictures on the same day the tour takes place via Dropbox link. PLEASE NOTE: I'm a licensed tourist guide (certified in accordance with the stipulations of Europen Norm EN 15565:2008) AND photographer, so you get the best of both worlds - a well structured tour about the history & culture of Hallstatt, plus professional pictures. If there is no availibility for the day you want to visit Hallstatt, please get in conctact with me, maybe we can arrange an alternative starting time. Also if you are looking for a proposals/pre-wedding/engagement shooting, just send me a message, I do these kind of shoots on a regular basis and know the best spots for these kind of photos Other things to note Hallstatt is a really small village, so you will definitely will see all parts of it in these approx. two hours tour :)
Be a Viennese artist for a day
"Be a Viennese artist for a day" is the opportunity to test your artistic talent and start right away with painting. If you need a new space with social distancing and creative activity, this experience is yours. The studio is located in the 7th district of Vienna and is the best cool location during a hot summer wave ..max 25°C..and is ready to offer beginners and more advanced guests all kinds of artist's tools including brushes, oil and acrylic colors, canvases and easels. The visual artist will give a short introduction to this workshop and is happy to guide you through the process. With a refreshment in hand you will always remember an enjoyable afternoon in Vienna. And your painting is your personal souvenir. Other things to note Don't wear your fancy clothes. Work-coats are available.
Apple Strudel baking lesson & Lunch
Roll up your sleeves for an Austrian cooking class in Salzburg, and create two of the country’s favourite desserts: apple strudel and Salzburger Nockerl, a light soufflé what mirrows Salzburg’s baroque atmosphere. Under the guidance of a chef, you’ll stretch pastry and mix ingredients as you learn about the food and chat with the rest of the group. As a bonus, a hearty bowl of goulash soup is served before you eat your creations.

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Best of Vienna Walking Tour
Discover Vienna's historic old town on a fun and comprehensive walking tour with me. We leave the big tour groups behind and explore the city in our own small team. Let's make it interactive - there are no dumb questions ;) We start on the banks of the Danube canal to find out why the Romans decided to settled down here of all places. A short walk later we marvel at the impressive tower of St. Stephen's Cathedral while I tell you about its hidden symbolism of numbers. Further highlights on the way include Mozart's apartment, the old Greek quarter, romantic hidden alleys and courtyards, the Spanish Riding School as well as an almost real da Vinci. Upon arrival at the vast Hofburg Palace complex we will finally talk about the rise of the mightiest family in the history of Europe: the Habsburgs. But Vienna's history doesn't stop with the fall of the Habsburgs: where did Hitler speak in front of 200,000 cheering Austrians? And what makes modern-day Vienna the city with the highest standard of living worldwide? While taking in the beauty of the city I will keep you entertained with the best stories about its past and present - plus some questionable jokes! Keep in mind that we finish at Albertinaplatz, not where we met at the beginning. All tours are held in English.
Top & fun exotic Latin salsa class by a world-class dancer
Welcome to your best latin dance salsa experience! If you always wanted to try salsa then this is your chance! In an hour with me, you will get to learn the basics of salsa in the heart of Vienna & in a private environment with other like minded dance hungry people. You're welcome to come alone and you will sure make friends in the class! You don't need a partner or any experience, just be open to have lots of fun the latin way accompanied by see latin music! We will start with a fun warm up with a latin vibe & then dive into the basics of salsa - solo & in couples. We will then dance & practice to the hot and saucy salsa music. If you love this class, you will then have the option to come along to the next progressive classes or sign up to a course, which will continue your progression in your newly found passion of salsa dancing!
Gems of Wachau Hike
On this hiking tour, we will discover the beauties and gems of the Wachau region - charming towns and amazing UNESCO protected landscapes. We will wander through the historical districts of the towns of Stein and Dürnstein - gothic, renaissance and baroque ensembles delight our eyes. Starting in Stein and following ancient panoramic wine trails, we finally reach our destination, the medieval village of Dürnstein. In its famous castle ruins, the English king Richard Lionheart was imprisoned centuries ago. We will have the chance to visit a traditional wine tavern and try some local wine and food (optional) before heading back to Stein and further on to Vienna. Walking time will be approx. 2,5-3 hours, depending on individual speed. Length: 10 km/6 mi. For this hike, you should have an average fitness level. The hike is not difficult, but can be challenging due to its length. Travelling time from/to Vienna is approx. 2 hours back and forth. The ticket for the short public bus ride is EUR 2.70 (to be paid directly on the bus). MEETING POINT is easily reachable by Vienna subway U4 (15-min ride from city centre Opera/Karlsplatz). Price transparency: the price includes 20% commission for Airbnb.
Professional photo session in Vienna
Welcome in Vienna, a city that is rightly considered one of the most livable cities in the world. The city is both: young and creative, charming and historic. In Vienna I will show same interesting and special places, there we can create amazing photos. On our tour you will see the most of Vienna attractions and have a feeling how it is to be a real local. Be ready to see a lot of new places and interesting location. We will start from city center, join the oldest cathedral in city center, after will visit some places with modern architecture Vienna has something for absolutely everyone. You will receive your photos after 1 day, BEST EDITED PHOTOS (45-55 photos) -One person: 1h session The best places in old town. Price: 67€ -Two people( or family ): 1,5 -2 hours hour session Price: 111€
Paragliding Tandemflight Glacierview
A special adventure is waiting for you! Experience the Tyrolean mountains on our paragliding tandem flight with a spectacular view of the Stubai Glacier. We combine freedom with adrenaline, fun and self-awareness and lead you to places that are otherwise only known to locals. You will see natural beauties that only exist in high alpine terrain. First of all, the cable car takes us up to an altitude of 1,800 meters. (cable car ticket 12.- euro-not included) At the launch site you can see all the splendor of the Alpine habitat with flower meadows in summer, ski slopes in winter and of course an impressive mountain backdrop. Here you can also visit a walk-in sundial, which was built by local farmers. Then we prepare our equipment and get ready to start. Instead of a strenuous walk, we will fly down into the valley with the tandem glider and experience a feeling of complete freedom. During the flight we have a breathtaking view both towards Innsbruck and a bird's eye view of one of the last large Alpine glaciers. We explain everything you need to know about these primeval giants, who are very threatened by climate change. Depending on the thermals, wind and weather conditions, we will be in the air for about 15 minutes and then land gently at the starting point of our tour.
Freud - Inside the mind of a genius
Freud changed the world and its understanding of the human mind! All he needed was a couch and troubled patients. But was it really that easy? On this tour we want to have ourselves a closer look at the exceptional personality of Sigmund Freud. We won't lie down though, instead we will walk in his footprints and uncover layer by layer of his desires, anxieties, troubles and defeats before the stardom of a genius took over! Freud was made by Vienna, so let's walk through his remarkable district! The tour will end in front of the Sigmund Freud Museum and you will have the option to enjoy it on your own. A ticket is NOT included. Please be informed that on Friday the tour is guided by your Co-Host Jascha and on Sunday you will meet your Host Lisa Maria as your guide. We are looking forward meeting you!
Schnitzel & Strudel: Cooking with Lena
I will share my secrets of making the crispiest Schnitzel and the crunchiest Apfelstrudel with you following my grandmother´s recipies. Take part in my cooking class and I will teach you about the traditional Austrian cuisine. The cooking class will take place in my home - a beautifully decorated apartment in a 200 year old house in the city center - where my grandparents already lived. We will sit down and discuss some dishes of Austrian cuisine and then cook a two or three course meal all together. The menu will consist of a soup, a Chicken Schnitzel with two kinds of salads and an apple strudel for dessert. It'll be all hands on deck – I'll help you every step of the way so that afterwards, you'll be able to make the dishes yourself at home. My Austrian grandmother did a hell of cooking - and I want to pass it on to you. After the class, we will enjoy the beautiful meal and keep chatting. Other things to note: We'll be making traditional Austrian food. Most of it contains meat. If you have any dietary/ethical requirements, please message me and we will sort something out for you! Vegetarians are welcome!
Explore Hallstatt with a photographer
Together we will discover and explore Hallstatt, probably the most photogenic mountain gem in the Austrian Alps. I was born and raised in this region and I'm quite confident to say that I know every single corner of this village ;) The tour will take at least about 2 hours. We will cover the obvious "touristy" postcard photo spots, but I will also show you some hidden hideaways. I will take pictures and provide between 20-30 edited HI-RES pictures on the same day the tour takes place via Dropbox link. PLEASE NOTE: I'm a licensed tourist guide (certified in accordance with the stipulations of Europen Norm EN 15565:2008) AND photographer, so you get the best of both worlds - a well structured tour about the history & culture of Hallstatt, plus professional pictures. If there is no availibility for the day you want to visit Hallstatt, please get in conctact with me, maybe we can arrange an alternative starting time. Also if you are looking for a proposals/pre-wedding/engagement shooting, just send me a message, I do these kind of shoots on a regular basis and know the best spots for these kind of photos Other things to note Hallstatt is a really small village, so you will definitely will see all parts of it in these approx. two hours tour :)
Be a Viennese artist for a day
"Be a Viennese artist for a day" is the opportunity to test your artistic talent and start right away with painting. If you need a new space with social distancing and creative activity, this experience is yours. The studio is located in the 7th district of Vienna and is the best cool location during a hot summer wave ..max 25°C..and is ready to offer beginners and more advanced guests all kinds of artist's tools including brushes, oil and acrylic colors, canvases and easels. The visual artist will give a short introduction to this workshop and is happy to guide you through the process. With a refreshment in hand you will always remember an enjoyable afternoon in Vienna. And your painting is your personal souvenir. Other things to note Don't wear your fancy clothes. Work-coats are available.
Create an exclusive perfume
A new way to create a perfume An original, unique and very attractive concept that is revolutionizing the world of perfumes. In Bar environment, the perfumes placed in inverted bottles are served in bottles of different sizes, depending on the taste and need of each client. Inhale we offer an innovative and unique perfumery experience that allows the customer to create their own unique and exclusive perfume. , where you can find a variety of fragrances that can be mixed as if it were a cocktail. In addition to the perfumes for woman, man and child.
Paint and Draw
Neben meiner Tätigkeit als Grafikerin und Illustratorin war ich Akteurin, Regieassistentin und Malassistentin bei Aktionen des Orgien Mysterien Theaters von Hermann Nitsch. 2014 fand unter meiner Konzeption und Leitung die Lehraktion „Im Rausch der Sinne IV“ im Nitsch Museum Mistelbach statt. Ich beschäftigte mich auch mit Kunsttherapie und malte mit geistig- und körperlich behinderten Menschen in einer Lebenshilfe Werkstatt in Wien. Das Werk Hermann Nitschs beeinflusste meine Malerei, die emotionale Auseinandersetzung mit dem Sein. Ich biete einen Mal- und Grafikworkshop an, mit Schwerpunkt auf experimenteller und emotionaler Malerei und Zeichnung. Mit Farben, Pinsel, Schwamm und Händen wird der Bildträger bearbeitet. Die Farben werden gegossen, getropft oder mit groben Pinselstrichen auf die Leinwand gemalt. Diese emotionale Konfrontation mit dem Sein stellt eine Verbindung zum Betrachter her. Der Maler und der Betrachter bilden zusammen das Bild. Für den Workshop sind keine Vorkenntnisse erforderlich. Jeder hat am Ende des Workshops sein Bild. Ansonsten zu beachten Der Workshop dauert 4 Stunden mit einer Pause. Für weitere Fragen stehe ich den Gästen jederzeit zur Verfügung.
Forever Blooming - Dried Flower Wreath Workshop
Together we will dive into the world of wreath making and get creative for a few hours. I will share all my knowledge with you regarding wreath making and will lead you step-by-step through the process of building up a beautiful wreath. We will start with a golden hoop as our base & slowly build it up with dried flowers of your choice. The Workshop will take about 2 -3 hours and is accompanied by little snacks & some tea. Afterwards we will wrap your wreath carefully so you can take it home with you safely no matter if you walk, drive or fly ;)
Wiener Unterwelt, das vergessene Wien
Genieße ein gruseliges Erlebnis in der Wiener Unterwelt. Entdecke eine andere Seite Wiens, die normalerweise übersehen wird. Erkunde dabei einen versteckten und nicht öffentlich zugänglichen Keller im Herzen Wiens. Gewinne eine neue Perspektive auf Wien bei einer Führung durch die Unterwelt der Stadt. Reise unter die Stadt, um die düstere Welt zu entdecken, die dich erwartet. Unter der Stadt Wien liegt ein verborgenes Netz aus Gängen, Schächten und unterirdischen Gebäuden. Entdecke einen ehemaligen und verlassenen Luftschutzbunker aus dem 2. Weltkrieg. Die Wiener Unterwelt ist größer und umfangreicher als in anderen Städten und birgt eine Welt voller Geheimnisse. Die geführte Tour dauert ca. 45 Minuten und im Anschluss gibt es noch ein Getränk inklusive.
Alleyways, Courtyards and Hidden Sights
Take a break from the imperial grandeur of Vienna's historic old town and discover its secret alleyways and hidden squares instead. We leave the busy main roads behind us and and will find an abundance of quaint little corners that are otherwise easily missed. Hidden passageways used as shortcuts by the locals will take us into picturesque courtyards and tranquil side streets. This tour is about oddities, quirky stories of the city's past and the beauty of Vienna beyond the main attractions. We start on its most Italian "piazza" and will amongst others marvel at some fine Baroque illusional painting, visit the place where Mozart got a kick in his gifted backside and stroll through the former Jewish heart of Vienna. We look at the city's most famous doorway and discover Beethoven's neighborhood. Finally, the "Muse who's had it" will introduce us to Vienna's scientific heart and academic hall of fame. Always walking the most charming alleys along the way we'll stay off the big tourist tracks. The tour ends at the main university of Vienna. All tours are held in English.
Half-day Countryside Wine Tour near Wien
We will pick up our guests at selected hotel in Downtown Vienna with our air conditioned minibus. During the 30 minute ride to the Weinviertel Wine Region we briefly tell about the history of Austria and the development of the wine culture in the area. In the Weinviertel we visit 3 small, family owned winery, where we will meet with the owners or their familes and they will make a small presentation about their wines. Since these wineries are usually not available all the time, because they have to do all the works in vineyard as well in the cellar, we have established partnership with 9 wineries in the area and pick 3 for every tour. We are going to taste mostly local white wines, like Grüner Veltliner and Yellow Muscat, along with Austria's favourite red wine, the Zweigelt. At each place we taste 4 glasses of wine, so we prepare with some snacks at each place and at the last winery we complete the experience with dinner. If the conditions allow we also will have the opportunity to see the wine cellar or the production facility. After the tour we take the guests back to Vienna where we picked them up.
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