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Sinful Vienna: Following the Tracks of Josefine Mutzenbacher

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Explore Vienna's city center against the backdrop of Josefine Mutzenbacher's life and listen to the frivolous stories all around the sinful life of prostitutes in the 19th century.
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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Vienna from a completely different angle and learn more about the sinful life of Josefine Mutzenbacher
  • Discover the streets and squares in Vienna's old town that played a decisive role in the acquisition of clients
  • Listen to frivolous stories and enjoy a tour with a generous portion of humor
Full description
Journey back in time to follow the tracks of Josefine Mutzenbacher, a novelistic Viennese prostitute, who loved her way up the Viennese society successfully in the second half of the 19th century.

Her memoirs were written in the old Café Griensteidl in the literary circle Young Vienna (Jung-Wien) by Felix Salten and are still considered today one of the bestsellers in erotic literature. Learn where and how Josefine Mutzenbacher and her colleagues found their clients during this guided walking tour of the streets and squares of the old town and get fascinating insights into the customs of her time. Beyond that, look forward to the interesting facts about prostitution during Roman times, the Middle Ages, modern times as well as getting insights into the situation today.

Discover Vienna as the classic city of double standards, because ‒ as is well-known ‒ in Vienna, everything fun is forbidden. For example, there were no brothels in Vienna for 500 years until recently. Learn more about the alternatives, listen to the sotries and hear how prostitutes were paid in Vindobona.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour through Vienna's city center
  • German-speaking guide

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Meeting point

In the middle of Michaelerplatz, at the excavations.

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Important information
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• Not suitable for children under 14-years-old