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Vienna Old Historic Streets in the Old Town City Centre, Austria

Last Updated on August 20, 2022 by gregor

Spring and Summer are perfect times for strolling through the historic city centre of Vienna and exploring the Old Historic streets. They have a long historic background which is often reflected in the magnificent architecture of the small houses. Most of the streets have cobblestone pavements and host traditional shops and small coffee houses.

I took the opportunity last week to embrace these Old Historic Streets of Vienna.

My walk started in the Weihburgasse then heading via Franziskanerplatz to Grünangergasse then Blutgasse –  Domgasse –  to finally the magnificent Deutschordenskirche backyards. So if you plan to visit Vienna`s Old Town make sure you do not miss these lovely areas.

For more information about Vienna’s Old Town Restaurants, Coffeehouses, and Events please visit the Website: https://www.meinbezirk.at/ (German Language)

For your convenience, I have put a Video of Vienna’s Old Town City Center Walking Tour on my YouTube Channel (with Timeline Links) so you can jump to the sections.


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  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:56 Weihburggasse Backyard
  • 01:54 Franziskanerplatz (Lovely Square with Church)
  • 02:55 Kleines Cafe (traditional Viennese Coffee House
  • 03:55 Grünangergasse
  • 04:16 Nikolaigasse
  • 05:20 Pawlatschen Homes (Typical Old Viennese Homes)
  • 06:08 Blutgasse
  • 06:28 Kumpfgasse
  • 08:37 Weibels Wirtshaus
  • 08:53 Typical Vienna Pawlatschen Homes
  • 09:17 Domgasse
  • 10:00 Mozart House Vienna
  • 10:20 Domgasse
  • 11:17 Stephansplatz (St. Stephens Cathedral)
  • 12:50 Churhausgasse
  • 13:20 Deutschordenskirche
  • 15:00 Palais Neupauer- Breuner
  • 15:58 Grosser Fähnrichshof (Backyard)


Franziskanerplatz (Square)

Hardly any square in Vienna has retained as much of its original charm as Franziskanerplatz in the city centre. Cobblestones, famous but not overcrowded cafés, and an unusually quiet atmosphere characterize this idyll in the middle of the otherwise busy city.

Highlight: Kleines Kafe

Cozy café with traditional cuisine, draft beer, outdoor area, and long opening hours.
Service Options: Dining On Site · No Delivery
Address: Franziskanerplatz. 3, 1010 Vienna

Pawlatschen Houses (Old style Homes in Vienna)

The word “Pawlatsche” is derived from the Czech “pavlač”. It means balcony or gallery. In Vienna, this refers to the narrow, open wooden balconies that connect the individual apartments in the inner courtyard.

Domgasse (Left) and Kumpfgasse (right)

Stephansplatz (St. Stephens Cathedral)

The Cathedral of St. Stephen is one of the most important churches in Austria. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Austria. The cathedral is also one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Austria. Every year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims visit the cathedral to see the relics of Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

The Cathedral of St. Stephen is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vienna. The cathedral is open to the public and there is no admission fee. Visitors can explore the cathedral’s interior, climb the 343 steps to the top of the south tower, and enjoy the stunning views of Vienna from the tower’s viewing platform.

The entrance fee to the Stephansdom is free

Visit a concert at the Stephansdom Church

Book your Tickets here: Vienna: Classical Concert at St. Stephen’s Cathedral


The Deutschordenskirche stands in the heart of the historical center of Vienna between the Stock im Eisen Platz and the Franziskanerkirche. It takes less than two minutes to walk here from the Stephansplatz underground station.

The church was consecrated on the 4th Sunday in Advent in 1395 after the previous building had fallen victim to several fires in the city. However, the church tower from the 13th century has been preserved to this day.

Although the church is only a few meters away from Stephansplatz, it was pleasantly quiet and peaceful here during my city walk. The interior is not spectacular, but worth seeing.

Palais Neupauer- Breuner


The Blutgasse in the 1st district of Vienna’s Inner City is one of the oldest streets in Vienna. The foundations of the houses partly go back to the 12th century.


Grosser Fähnrichshof (Backyard)

The core of the Fähnrichhof dates back to the 13th century. According to a legend, the Order of the Knights Templar once had its headquarters here. Since the 16th century, it has been a complex of several houses. After 1945, the City of Vienna bought the residential complex, which was in dire need of renovation, and had it redesigned and renovated between 1962 and 1965. The Fähnrichhof includes the houses at Blutgasse 5, 7, 9, and Singerstrasse 9 and 11. The square in the courtyard is overshadowed by a magnificent plane tree.

Grosser Fähnrichshof (Backyard)