Vienna St Michael's Crypt and Michaelerplatz: Small-Group Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Vienna

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If you’ve already seen Vienna’s grand, imperial attractions, or you just want a different perspective on the Austrian capital, enjoy this walking tour of underground sites. See a different side of the city as you head below ground with a knowledgeable guide to explore the crypt of St Michael’s Church, where more than 4,000 bodies were interred beginning in the 16th century. You’ll also visit the Roman excavation on Michaelerplatz and tour the city’s historical cellars. This walking tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring a small-group experience with your guide.
Meet your tour guide in central Vienna, near Michaelerplatz, and start your Underground Vienna tour at St Michael’s Church, one of Vienna’s oldest churches, consecrated in 1217. With your guide, head underground to explore the crypt below the church. Created in the 16th and 17th centuries for the burials of nobleman and wealthy Viennese, the crypt held more than 4,000 bodies, and due to the crypt’s ideal constant temperature, these corpses have been well preserved. Next, follow your guide back above ground to visit the Michaelerplatz archaeological site, an excavation that uncovered a Roman settlement of soldiers’ homes from the Vindobona military camp. Your tour ends here, on the Michaelerplatz, so you’ll be perfectly placed to continue exploring Vienna on your own.

What’s included

  • Professional guide

What’s not included

  • Admission to St Michael's crypt (2.50 euros)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide