Austrian Lviv Tour

Great architecture, amazing people - a tour with many stories in 2.5 hours

Austrian Lviv boasts some of the finest architecture that fans of the Habsburgs can find 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. This tour is a great possibility to discover this all at once!

Highlights of Austrian Lviv Tour

2.5 hours
Group size
1-15 people
Can start at
10am, 2pm
all year
  • Discover the amazing architecture from the Austrian period of Lviv
  • Drink tasty coffee and find out how it got to Lviv
  • Get to know about the famous Austrian Lvivians
  • Look into the most beautiful Opera theater of Ukraine
  • Hear the stories about all the inventions that were made in Austrian Lviv

Basic Tour

Budget-friendly option for those who care about having a high-quality tour


Each additional person: 5€

Professional Guiding
Free Map
All entrance fees
Austrian-style coffee

Premium Tour

Get the best extra services all inclusive and enjoy the tour even more


Each additional person: 15€

All of the Basic Tour
Cancellation Insurance
Free hotel pick up
Austrian style cake

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.

  • Prospekt Svobody – from the Hausner Palace to the Lviv Opera Theater and what other buildings should find your attention
  • the University of Lviv through the centuries and how the Austrians established it formerly
  • the Potocki Palace and why not every reward is worth it

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!

Famous Austrians and locals in Lviv during Austrian times

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

  • Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, the man who  masochism it’s name, was from Lviv?
  • that Franz Xaver Mozart, the son of genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart found the love of his life in Lviv but failed to meet the expectations set into him by other people?

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!

Discover Austrian coffee culture

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!

What you get to see on this tour

What guests say about this tour

This was a great tour. Our guide really knew her subject and took us to interesting sights we would never have found on our own. She also asked a great question at the beginning - what did we know and what did we want to find out about - which meant she tailored the tour beautifully to our interests.

Charles Pinchbeck
London, UK

Tour information

English, German, Ukrainian, Russian

Lviv Buddy tour meeting point

We meet our guests for all public tours at the Amphitrite fountain on Rynok Square next to Pravda Beer Theatre. If you wish to be picked up from your accommodation, please book a Premium Tour and it is free of charge.

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Easy Cancellation

As premium service we offer a cancellation insurance. This way even if you don't show up for your tour, we will refund you. This service is perfect for all guests who are worried they might have to cancel.


We have served thousands of visitors and take big pride in our personal service that focuses on doing the best for every of our guests. That's why 97% of our clients rate us with 5 stars. Try it yourself!


Lviv isn't fully accessible for people with mobility issues. But we know where to go and work with partners that offer services for guests with special needs. Contact us for more information.


We want our guests to enjoy their tour. Therefore all our guides are prepared for small and big emergencies, be it a free wifi device, umbrellas or a first aid kit in case something serious happens.

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