Dr. Brigitte Timmermann
Brigitte, graduate historian, lecturer and author, is a well-known and respected RED-BADGE AUSTRIA GUIDE and has developed a reputation for providing an exciting experience of Vienna to those who have joined her historic walks and talks. Coming from a teaching background, she has that special enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge and love for Vienna with others. She is also internationally recognised as the leading Vienna-based authority on the celebrated Graham Greene/Carol Reed movie-classic, THE THIRD MAN shot in Vienna 1948. Her special all-year THIRD MAN walking tour is recommended by all major guide books of Vienna and has made the day for film-buffs from all over the world for years. Her book "THE THIRD MAN'S VIENNA - CELEBRATING A FILM CLASSIC" was launched in September 2005 and can be ordered on-line: www.shippenrock.com Amongst Brigitte's many other special interest tours are Jewish Vienna and architecture & design. She will be pleased to accompany you on a city sightseeing tour, a scheduled or customised walking tour of Vienna (on and off the beaten track!), also beyond the city limits to Prague, Budapest or other places of interest within the boundaries of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. She also gives illustrated talks & presentations on Austrian and Central European history and art-history in English For more info: www.viennawalks.com

Tel.:+43 (1) 774 89 01
Fax:+43 (1) 774 89 33

The following tours are scheduled (public):

Vienna in the Footsteps of the Third Man
The quintessential tour for film buffs! More than 60 years after his death in the sewers of Vienna, Orson Welles's Harry Lime still haunts the city. The scars of the war have long disappeared but almost all the locations of Carol Reed's ...

Unknown Underground Vienna
Hidden away from the eyes of locals and visitors alike, Vienna boasts a labyrinth of underground passageways, historic cellars and burial crypts. Although many of them were badly damaged or destroyed in the last war or in the course of post-war re-de...

Jewish Vienna in the Maelstrom of History
There have been Jewish communities in Vienna since the 13th century. This tour gives an overview over the eventful and often very tragic Jewish history of the city. We talk about Jewish life in the city from its earliest beginnings, about the medieva...

Vienna’s „Naschmarkt“: Art, Culture and Savoir Vivre in one of Vienna’s most trendy neighbourhoods
What Covent Garden was for London and Les Halles for Paris, Vienna's Naschmarkt is for Vienna. It offers an enormous variety of traditional local and international produce. At the same time it reflects the multi-cultural pattern of Vienna. Often...

All other tours can only be privately booked:
Jewish Vienna in Leopoldstadt
A walk through the vanished world of Vienna's Jewish Quarter between the Danube and the Canal. Leopoldstadt, Vienna's second district, was once a hub of Jewish life. Some of the town's finest synagogues were to be found there, also a w...

From Imperial Pawn Shop to International Auction House
Founded in 1707, the Dorotheum is the oldest auction house in Europe. Emperor Joseph I established it to improve the lot of his impoverished subjects. Today, the Dorotheum is a treasure trove and venue of high profile art auctions. The objects offere...

Highlights of the Imperial Tableware and Silver Collection: Wining and Dining at the Imperial Court
One of the most interesting collections of Imperial Vienna is undisputedly the Imperial Table- and Silverware Collection. Housed in the Imperial Palace, the Imperial Silver Collection offers a fantastic insight into life at Court. On this tour, we hi...

Viennese Art Nouveau: Outcry against the Establishment in Art and Design
Art Nouveau Vienna boasts some of the finest talents in architecture, painting and the applied arts. Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Gustav Klimt, Kolo Moser and Adolf Loos - to name but a few - were household names in Vienna around 1900. Enjoy some of ...

Death in Imperial Vienna - the Imperial Crypts
On this tour we visit St. Stephan's Cathedral, the imperial Capucine Crypt, last resting place of the Habsburg family, and the unique "Heart Crypt" at St. Augustin's, the former court church. ...

Red Vienna: Palaces for the Proletariat
"Red Vienna" was the political experiment of Vienna's Socialist city government of the 1920s and early 1930s. It aimed at creating a model culture for the urban proletariat unrivalled worldwide. Sunshine and fresh air at last - also fo...

Old World Vienna off the Beaten Track
This tour takes us into Vienna's oldest quarter between the Danube Canal and St. Stephan's Cathedral. It has recently come to life through successful revitalisation, in-bars and trendy restaurants. Highlights of this tour are some of the fi...

Hollywood in Vienna – Vienna in Hollywood
Endless is the list of film artists, who have made their way from Vienna to Hollywood. Among them are producers, directors, actors, composers and cinematographers. Names like Erich von Stroheim, Max Reinhardt, Otto Preminger, Max Steiner, Erich Korng...

Graham Greene’s Vienna - a Centenary Walk
Graham Greene is celebrated as one of the great British authors of the 20th-century. In February 1948 he came to Vienna for the first time - to find inspirations for a screenplay that was to become one of the blockbusters of his career: The Third Man...

Napoleon Bonaparte: In the Footsteps of Leo Tolstoi’s “War and Peace” through Vienna
The Napoleonic Era marks the beginning of our modern world. Revolutions, reforms of the feudal system and military campaigns all over Europe led to a new European society. Leo Tolstoi describes these social and political changes in his masterpiece "W...