To coincide with the foundation of the city in 1158, Dark History Tours will be running a evening tour this coming Saturday and Sunday.
Your guides Hans von Spanker and glamorous sidekick “The Wench” will regale you with fascinating tales about the ancient prehistory and archaeology of the area, Medieval life, trade, the Black Death, “justice” and persecution, defences and military history.
There might – if you are good – even be a beer tasting thrown in as well.
When and where?: Saturday and Sunday in Marienplatz, just by the fish fountain (Corner of the New Town Hall). Look for the “Dark History Tours” sign.
We leave at 5.15 – this gives folk time to see the famous Glockenspiel at 5pm.
Duration: this generally runs to about 2.45 hours – but the time flies by.. Weather permitting, the tour will end in the the lovely beer garden at The Park Cafe (2 minutes from the S and U-Bahnhof at Karlsplatz and c.4 minutes from the main train station)
How much? Regular: €15.
Concessions: (Students of any age, Seniors aged 65+, and serving or ex-military and first responders) €12.
Very young kids*: you decide
Reservations not required but an indication of interest by email would be useful so we know how much beer to bring.
*Note: While we love talking to kids about history, some of this is a bit grisly (But sadly, all too true). If you are bringing youngsters just let us know beforehand.