Guided 'Grätzl' tour through the centre of Vienna


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We have produced our exclusive audio-guide to provide you with even more insider tips for your stay in Vienna! At the moment the audio-guide is currently only available in German, but here is a brief insight into the most important sights which are included on the tour. 

Get to know the inner city of Vienna in a completely different way. It doesn’t matter if this is your first visit to Vienna, or if you feel that you already know most of the sights: our audio-guide will provide you with lots of insider tips, as well as interesting information which you certainly haven’t heard before. You will also meet some of our “local heroes”, who have left their mark on the Austria Trend Hotel Rathauspark and the surrounding Grätzl*

* What would Vienna be without its “Grätzl”? A “Grätzl” is an Austrian synonym for “the immediate neighbourhood”.  Most of the “Grätzl” can be found around Vienna’s 1st district, the size of which is roughly the same size as Vienna originally was within its city walls. 

Start in the Austria Trend Hotel Rathauspark Vienna

This is where our walk through the “Grätzl” starts. Download the app and our exclusive “Grätzl” walk (in German only). Our friendly local heroes on the artistically designed wall in the rear area of the lobby welcome you to the hotel: the Rathausmann, Empress Maria Theresa, Sisi, Falco, Sigmund Freud, Oskar Werner, Stefan Zweig and the Goddess Austria.

Local Tour of Vienna - Part 1

The first part of the tour through the area around your hotel will take you past forgotten Viennese antiques, the wonderful living room atmosphere of a café and modern Viennese art. Discover the everyday culture of the Viennese.

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Local Tour of Vienna - Part 2

In the second part the beautiful Volksgarten amongst other things will invite you to linger. It is worth taking time to enjoy the splendour of the roses and the historical monuments.

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Local Tour of Vienna - Part 3

An extra portion of getting to know the area around the hotel! During the last part of your walk you’ll find out more about the local heroes better and get a feel for how Vienna lives and breathes. Take your time and immerse yourself fully in the local atmosphere.

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hotels: Hotel Rathauspark Wien, Hotel Savoyen Vienna, Hotel Astoria, Hotel Europa Wien


Mei Lie Tjia

At the age of five Mei Lie Tja emigrated with her parents from Shanghai to Vienna. Since then she has been both fascinated and obsessed by Vienna. Mei  loves photo safaris in the chic, bohemian districts, discovering new cafés (espresso with lots of sugar) and writing short stories about magical Vienna.  Since she has become the mother of two children, she no longer has so much time for that – has however discovered a new side of Vienna. One which also has lots of surprises in store for families.

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