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A self-guided discovery game to enjoy Vienna's secrets

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What do you, Indiana Jones and a scientist have in common? That’s right, curiosity and a thirst for discovery. Solve a trail of riddles and unlock Vienna's secrets. From surprising statues to colourful (street) art and local cafes - this adventure will take you there!

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • An unconventional view of Maria Theresa’s square, the Museum Quarter, curious courtyards and Mozart’s statue.
  • A self-guided & real-life city discovery game via your phone.
  • The joy of solving riddles and unlocking local stories + secret recommendations.

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Description

An interactive city discovery experience across Vienna. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. Your challenge starts on Franziskaner Platz. All the information you need for your adventure is in your email from Secret City Trails.

Solve 12 riddles. Each riddle takes you from one (hidden) location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts - as well as the history of the city.

You’ll discover spots in Vienna that many locals don’t even know. You’ll see popular sights from a different angle (literally!). This discovery trail shows you Albertina’s Museum, the Burggarten (garden) and its curious statues, The Museum Quarter, Maria Theresa’s square, hidden courtyards and colourful street art. What are you waiting for?

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What’s included & not included

  • A link to the web app game (received via email). The game is played in the browser of your phone.
  • You need a little bit of data - max 2MB. No downloads.
  • 12 riddles & many local recommendations + secret spots!
  • This is self-guided city discovery experience. There is no tour guide that will join your urban adventure. No one will wait for you at the meeting/starting point. All you need for your exploration will be written in your email from Secret City Trails.

Meeting point

This game starts on Franziskaner Platz, in front of the statue. This game can be played between 9:00-18:00, every day of the week/7 days a week. (Franziskanerplatz, Vienna, Austria)

This operator has 2 reviews for other tours

3.5/5

Fun way to (re)discover Gracia
I bought the game for my husband's birthday, as he loves a good history-related riddle/ scavenger hunt. We found the clues to be a nice mix of challenging and easy; and we liked the tidbits of history you are given along the way!
A few things for the creators of the clues: 1.) It's very hard to see the sides of the buildings at night, so I would recommend people play during daylight hours for visibility reasons. 2.) At least one of the clues was outdated, since businesses tend to move or go out of business (esp. on Travessera de Gracia). Also a building had been recently painted so the clue was painted over! (We used Google maps history street view to see the older version of the building in order to figure out the "subtract top from bottom" clue).
3.) My husband's one critic was that the "scrambled" letters/"backwards" words clues were too evident, and it would be more fun to have to figure out the words through a different kind of riddle. Perhaps some sort of key you receive when you download the game?
I was pleasantly surprised at how good the game was overall and would recommend it to friends who are visiting.
A bit tricky
The guide really take you around Bratislava through small streets and to places you probably would have missed out without the guide. However we found it a bit difficult and we spent most of our time looking at our mobiles to try to find our way...
But we think it is worth trying, and if you like a tricky "quiz" you will probably love it.
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Tour operated by: Secret City Trails