Coffee House Walking Tour


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Coffee House Walking Tour

Get to know Viennese coffee house culture on this small-group tour. Not only will you be able to cover many of the best cafes in the shortest period of time, but will also get interesting background information about the traditions of coffee consumption in Vienna. Ask your guide to tailor the selection of cafes to your particular interests.


Since 2011, the traditional Viennese coffee house culture has been regarded as part of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. Legend has it Vienna's café culture had its beginning back in 1683 when a sack of coffee beans was left behind by the retreating Ottomans. In the late 19th and 20th centuries, coffee houses became the go-to places for intellectuals and creatives, including the likes of Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimt, James Joyce, and Leon Trotsky. Traditional cafes entice visitors with a wide variety of coffee-based specialities, heavenly pastry creations, and a unique cosy and friendly: Austrian gemütlichkeit. If you are in the mood for something more modern, there are hundreds of third-wave coffee places in Vienna.