Medieval Vienna: Legends of the Great Plague
On this medieval Vienna walking tour, you will walk around the city center and visit top Vienna attractions like St. Stephen's Cathedral, Figlmüller, Basiliskenhaus and more.
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Explore Vienna’s past guided by the bizarre story of Augustin’s legend.
Get to know more about the man who is called ‘Lieber Augustin’ (Dear Augustin) by the Viennese because of his charming humor in bitter times.
Join him on his tour along taverns and narrow medieval streets and find the hidden traces that remind us of the largest tragedy in the city’s history.
Ruprechtsplatz (close to Schwedenplatz Metro Station)
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Quest available in German, Spanish, French, English
This quest has 10 challenges
Follow the footsteps of local legend Augustin through a city crippled by an epidemic claiming thousands of its residents.
As Marx Augustin arrives back at the gates of Vienna after a long tour around surrounding cities, the famous balladeer finds out that his hometown is struck by the plague. By following the life story of Vienna’s most famous balladeer, you will rise from the dead, and become the symbol of hope for a city in despair.
To get to the starting point of this quest, use the exit metro exit Rotenturmstraße. Once you exit, turn to the right and walk for 200 meters with the river on your right side until you find the stairs on your left, those near a big marble relief (a city-view on medieval Vienna).
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Discover new places
As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.
Solve puzzles, crack riddles
You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.
Learn fun history
Each place comes with its own bit of history that you’ll discover as you walk.
Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.
Lars van Wijngaarden