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Medical Vienna

Gerard van Swieten, Theodor Billroth and Sigmund Freud are just a few of the medical greats who lived and worked in Vienna. The 1st and 2nd Medical Schools, many discoveries and Nobel prize winners made Vienna the centre of medicine in those days.



Corona, Plague and Cholera

The Corona Pandemic has significantly changed our everyday life – at least for the time being. In the past, too, Vienna was afflicted with illness and death: plague, cholera, or Spanish flue - Vienna survived many epidemics. Let’s take a journey back in time to connect, feel and even suffer with the inhabitants of the city. Often they were convinced that the end was near – and yet – somehow life went on…

Our recommendation: about 2 hours

Book now:  
> Tatjana Henfling
> Katharina Trost
 

 

Medicine in "Merry Old Vienna"

Medicine in the 'good old days' - an entertaining walk about the treatment methods and wonder cures of Old Vienna, when bloodletting was considered the only successful surgical intervention. Some of the remedies are still known today, others seem utterly bizarre to us.

Our recommendation: about 2 hours

Book now:  
> Tatjana Henfling
> Wolfgang Horak
> Tanja Rosenberger
> Alla Spieldiener
> Katharina Trost
 

 

The Heyday of Viennese Medicine

This walk takes you through the Old General Hospital that was the seat of the former famous 2nd Medical School of Vienna. Many discoveries, inventions and ground-breaking operations made Vienna world renowned around 1900. Interesting not only for physicians!

Our recommendation: about 2 hours

Book now:  
> Tatjana Henfling
> Wolfgang Horak
> Tanja Rosenberger
> Alla Spieldiener
> Katharina Trost
 

 

Vienna Central Cemetery and the Medical Profession

We go in search of medical traces at the Vienna Central Cemetery. The reforms by Joseph II had a long lasting effect on the Viennese burial system. This guided tour will focus on the ‘Schöne Leich’ and cremation as well as famous doctors who found their final resting place at Vienna Central Cemetery.

Our recommendation: about 2 hours

Book now:  
> Tatjana Henfling
> Wolfgang Horak
> Tanja Rosenberger
> Alla Spieldiener
> Katharina Trost
 

 

From the University to the Josephinum

There are many busts of venerable professors in the arcade court of the university, including eminent doctors who made astounding breakthroughs in the field of medicine. Following this, we can recommend a visit to the Billrothhaus or the Josephinum, where you can see the unique collection of anatomical wax figures dating from the 18th century. Entrance fee extra.

Our recommendation: about 2 hours

Book now:  
> Tatjana Henfling
> Wolfgang Horak
> Tanja Rosenberger
> Alla Spieldiener
> Katharina Trost
 

 

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