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Photography Tour Vienna

305.00 4 hours, walking, public transportation

Is taking great pictures an important part of your sightseeing program in a city? When shooting pictures, you like to take your time and to know what you are focusing on? You are looking for an individual approach towards Vienna? My Photography Tour Vienna is a combination of a sightseeing tour and a photo-shooting session.  On the way, you will hear the commentary of a professional tourist guide. Suitable for amateur or professional photographers, who would like to shoot exceptional photos of Vienna at their ease with their own cameras and along the way learn about Vienna.

After we have discussed the itinerary based upon my suggestions, your preferences, the season and the weather we will follow it at your very personal pace, having all the time needed for photography.

A first suggestion for some “photogenic” main sights:
  • Müllverbrennungsanlage (Incineration plant) Spittelau beautified by the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser;
  • Stephen’s cathedral, the city’s landmark;
  • Belvedere Palace, the summer residence of Prince Eugene in baroque style.

Not included in the price are fees for public transportation, entrance fees for museums, in case we decide to take pictures there and any personal expenses.

My experience shows that many people want to see a city through the camera lens. But they also want to know what they are taking pictures of. Amateur photographers also want to talk about their photo techniques and exchange ideas with like-minded people. I am an avid amateur photographer and I fully understand your needs. Quite a few are interested in unusual motifs, such as abandoned areas, residential areas away from the tourist flow, cemeteries, markets and water.

I had the interesting experience with a couple, who was interested only in taking pictures of water landscapes in Vienna.
The Danube, the second longest river in Europe, flows through Vienna. Due to numerous floods, the Danube was regulated in the last 150 years and now we have: the Danube Canal, the New and the Old Danube.

The bank of the Danube Canal is embellished with numerous graffiti. Many of them are by well-known contemporary artists. The New Danube is a branch of the Danube in Vienna. The approximately 100 to 300 m wide and 22 long Vienna Danube Island lies between the New Danube and the main stream. The sunsets from the left bank can be spectacular. In winter the water can freeze, best for ice skating. The Old Danube is an old arm of the river, but has no longer a direct connection with the Danube itself. It is a popular summer recreation area for the Viennese. There you can swim, go boating (paddle boat, rowing boat, sailing boat), surf and eat very well. The couple took pictures with enthusiasm: reflections in the water, the skyline of Vienna, the people, the vegetation and birds. They appreciated my stories about the history of the area and the life of the Viennese. It was an exceptional experience for them.

The Photography Tour Vienna can be combined with my Off-the-beaten-path Vienna tour.