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Vienna: The Third Man Filming Locations Tour

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Activity provider: Vienna Sightseeing Tours

Vienna: The Third Man Filming Locations Tour

Activity provider: Vienna Sightseeing Tours

From US$ 23.06 per person

Starring Orson Welles and considered one of the greatest movies of all time, The Third Man is set in post-war Vienna. Explore Vienna's Old Town as you discover the filming locations of the 1949 film.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, German


  • Immerse yourself in the post-war atmosphere of Vienna's Old Town
  • Discover hidden lanes and courtyards in the Austrian capital
  • Follow in the footsteps of the film's creators and actors
Full description
On this guided walking tour, step into scenes from The Third Man, a British film noir released in 1949 that captures Vienna's atmosphere of immorality, insecurity, and poverty in the years after World War II. Praised by many as one of the best movies ever made, the film features Academy Award winner Orson Welles playing the main character, Harry Lime. Hear intriguing anecdotes about this dark espionage story as you walk along the cobbled alleys that inspired the movie's screenwriter and see some of the filming locations. Walk through hidden lanes and courtyards of the Austrian capital that inspired author Graham Greene and the film's director, Carol Reed. Hear insightful stories from your knowledgeable guide who puts the city's days during the Allied occupation and Cold War espionage in context as you stroll along the Danube Canal. See some of the movie's locations such as the famous Hotel Sacher and Café Mozart, where Holly Martins secretly met Baron Kurtz. Walk past the apartment on Josefplatz, where the film's hero stayed during his time in Vienna. The scars of war are long gone, but most spots in the cinematic masterpiece remain intact, making this tour thoroughly enjoyable for movie fans and the historically inclined.
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet at the Johannesgasse exit of the U4 Metro/U-bahn station Stadtpark.

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Entertaining and fascinating tour not only about The Third Man, but about postwar Vienna in general. Christopher was a great guide. Highly recommended.

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