Poverty and homelessness tour in Vienna
Walking tours

Poverty and homelessness tour in Vienna

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Thursday and Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Do this because
  • Discover the different challenges that homeless people face
  • Take the time to listen and dive into an unknown world
  • Your guide is or was homeless himself and therefore gives you personal insights
What to expect

Discover the different challenges that homeless people face and the diverse possibilities that the Viennese social system offers when people need it the most.

During this two-hour tour your guide – a (former) homeless person himself – will provide you with a mix of facts and personal stories that illustrate the complexity of homelessness. You will walk along the thin line of poverty and welfare. You will pass places that are related to homelessness and will make you realize the contrasts of the city. The content is homelessness, its challenges and the solutions that the city provides. While you are learning something new, you contribute to the re-integration of the guide into a stable living and housing situation.

This is not a sightseeing tour – this is a tour about life. It therefore is an educational tour on a socio-politic topic. Please note that the tour does not visit shelters or expose homeless people. The guides are affected by homelessness and reject social voyeurism, thus neither other homeless people will be showcased, nor former hideouts are shown.

Photos copyright Eugenie Berger

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What's included
  • Guided tour by a (former) homeless person
Where

Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien, Austria

Meeting point:

Meetingpoint is at Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien, in front of the horse statue

What to remember
  • This tour is guided in English language
  • Please wear weatherproof clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Photos copyright Eugenie Berger
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When
  • Thursday at 4.00pm
  • Saturday at 3.00pm
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Provider
SHADES TOURS
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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