Austrian Lviv boasts some of the finest architecture that fans of the Habsburgs can find anywhere in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. When the Austrians divided Poland in 1772, together with the Russians and the Prussians, Lviv and Galicia fell into their hands. And they did quite a good job in giving Lviv a part of its identity that still exists today – among other cultures of Lviv. In the next 150 years the city gained most of its representative buildings. The former river Poltva was buried and theaters, banks and palaces were built. The city was one of the first in Europe to get street lighting.
Much of the Austrian heritage is left in the city and can be discovered. On our Austrian Lviv Private Walking Tour you will find out more about unique places of Austrian history in Lviv.
You will be able to soak up the atmosphere of Austrian Lviv very well during our tour. We will also give you an insight into why the architecture here was Austrian but still also Galician!
Apart from buildings there are also many stories about people that are worth visiting. Because Lviv is far away from Vienna, many forgot that there were also quite interesting people that give a tragic, a funny or a interesting background on the Austrian history of Lemberg. Or did you know that
Those people are very alive in the stories that our guides can tell you about the history of Austrian Lviv. We can promise you: You won’t need to set foot on a horse carriage to feel taken 150 years back in time!
This tour is also a wonderful possibility to find out more about the history of coffee in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. And did you know that it actually was a Ukrainian who brought coffee to the Western world? Well, if you did not know that, it’s about time for you to join our tour! If you have any questions or extra wishes, we will be happy to help!
1 guest: 49 Euro, each additional guest 5 Euro
Meeting point for all public tours: Amphitrite fountain at Rynok (next to Pravda Beer Theatre)