Vienna Walking Tour: In The Footsteps Of 'The Third Man'

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    4:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Stadtpark, 1030 Vienna, Austria
  • Return Details :
    Mölker Bastei, 1010 Wien, Austria
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


In 1949, Orson Welles made famous the role of Harry Lime in the British film noir, The Third Man, written by novelist Graham Greene. On this city walking tour, explore Vienna's Old Town as you follow Harrys footsteps to locations from the film. Youll also see some of Viennas top sights such as Hotel Sacher as your expert guide takes you back more than 60 years to the fascinating time of post-WWII espionage.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Fully narrated tour

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Book this unique Vienna walking tour to see the city through the lens of The Third Man, a 1949 espionage film starring Orson Welles. With your professional guide, visit the places where Harry Lime, Orson Welles’ character, lived, appeared, disappeared and eventually died.

Starting in Central vienna, walk through the cobbled lanes of Vienna's Old Town that inspired the author Graham Greene and Carol Reed, the film's director. See famous film locations such as Harry Lime's apartment at Josefsplatz or the famous Hotel Sacher and Cafe Mozart at Albertinaplatz , setting for the secret meeting between Harry and his friend Baron Kurtz.

As you explore the city, learn from your guide the fascinating story of how one of the all-time greatest films was made and hear about what Vienna was like during the days of Allied occupation and Cold War espionage. The scars of the WWII have disappeared from the city, but most of the locations of this classic film have remained unchanged. It’s a fabulous tour for history buffs and movie fans alike!


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  • 09-Mar-2020

    Mr Timmerman provides an excellent and entertaining tour. He also loves the film whisky galore which warmed our scottish hearts.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    Great tour really informative guide. You don’t have to be a fan of the film to enjoy this tour as you learn a lot about post war Vienna from the guide which is really interesting. Our tour included a surprise at the end for the fans of the film. Highly recommended.

  • 23-Dec-2019

    We really can't praise the Third Man Walking Tour enough! We spent about a week in Vienna, and this ended up being our favorite part of the trip. You don't need to be a Third Man fanatic to appreciate the experience (though it does help if you find time to re-watch the movie before your trip). In about two hours, our tour guide took us to several key locations from the film (though not the Prater, which is too far from the city center to be practical). She would then speak about the history of postwar Vienna and behind-the-scenes information regarding the production of the film. I felt as though I learned so much about both the movie and Vienna more generally. The walking tour really helps you to see a great film with fresh eyes!

  • 16-Apr-2018

    For us this was a non-event. Our guide from a previous tour referred us to an incorrect starting point and we missed the tour. Don't follow our example - double-check the departure information!

  • 03-Apr-2018

    We met Birgitte, our guide, ten mins before the tour started. She proved to be an animated and expert guide, which is no surprise given that she is an historian and knows everything about post-war Vienna and The Third Man. She really brought Vienna and the film to life.

  • 06-Mar-2018

    A great evening with a very knowledgeable guide - full marks

  • 05-Feb-2018

    Fascinating insights into both Vienna and the art of film. I loved it. Thanks again

  • 16-Jan-2018

    The guide was very knowledgeable The Third Man film which she rated much better than the book. She was pleased that we knew a lot about the film. Think it made it much more interesting for her too.

  • 20-Dec-2017

    I really enjoyed this. Expert guide to the film and post 2WW Vienna.

  • 08-Dec-2017

    I went on this tour in honour of my dad, whose favourite film it is. I've seen the film many times, thanks Dad but my boyfriend had only seen 3/4 of it in prep for the trip. The tour was perfect for both of us. It was great to start at the iconic tunnel, and wonderful as it got dark in Vienna. The guide was very knowledgeable, inevitably as this is his family business, but we also learnt loads about the city itself. He was talkative and interested in his group too. The end surprise was lovely.

    Not quite a 5/5 as:
    - We were a group of 10, all English speaking apart from a Swiss-German couple we'd booked onto an English speaking tour. However, the guide started each time in German, before repeating it in English. I don't mind really, but after a while it was a bit annoying and obviously made it longer.
    - Would have been nice to have included a mulled wine in the tour - maybe at the end. We bought one at a Lions Club charity stall which was nice, but some refreshment at the end would have just finished it off perfectly.
    - There were no toilets at the end despite ending in a shop. We were directed to Starbucks round the corner who require a purchase before giving the code for the toilet.

    That being said, it was one of the highlights of our trip and I would recommend it to any fan of the Third Man.

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