Braunau

A truly fabulous experience

Embark on Your Very Own Experience-packed Town Tour.

Choose for yourself the date, time and meeting place. To ensure your optimal enjoyment of our culture and pleasure tours we recommend group sizes of maximally 30 persons per guide.

Guided Tours:

  • Town Walk
  • Museum Tours
  • World War One and Braunau am Inn
  • Church spire
  • Nightwatchwoman Tour
  • Tracing Christianity in Braunau
  • Town Rallies
  • The Danube Swabians
  • Traces of Women
  • Tracing Braunau’s Contemporary History 
  • Church Tours

TOWN WALK

This guided walking tour through Braunau’s inner city (Stadtplatz, old town, Linzerstrasse, Salzburger Vorstadt and “Am Berg”) takes you to highlights no visitor to Braunau should miss: St. Stephan Church, Hans Steininger Memorial, crypt of the St. Martin Church, Bürgerspitalkirche Church, Fischbrunnen Fountain, Palm Memorial, Malerwinkel, Iron Horse, stone memorial for the victims of the NS regime and many more.

Duration approx. 1.5 hours
Price: 60 Euros; student groups 40 Euros

MUSEUM TOURS

A very special experience. Explore the museums and the culture of our more than 750 year old town. Whether medieval bathing culture between the 16th and 18th century in the Vorderbad Museum, regional historical events and collections in the Herzogsburg Museum or an original bell foundry dating back to the 14th century in the Heimathaus. Braunau’s museums harbour historical and cultural gems to satisfy any taste.

Duration per museum approx. 1 hour
Price: upon request


CHURCH STEEPLE

Enjoy the wunderful view form the more than 86 m high spire. Wich is by the way the 6th highest in Austria.

Costs: 5,00 Euros per person

Duration: approx. 45 minutes

 

TRACING BRAUNAU’S CONTEMPORARY HISTORY

Hitler’s birthplace – history and contemporary issues, Hitler and Palm, Stolpersteine in Braunau, the end of WW 2 in Braunau: The final days of war from the 30th of April to the 2nd of May 1945, coming to terms with the past in Braunau: Contemporary History Days, Ranshofen – Wertheimer Award, Jägerstätter Park – Resistance in and around Braunau.

Duration approx. 1.5 hours
Price: 60 Euros

NIGHTWATCHWOMAN TOUR

Explore Braunau am Inn with only the light of the lanterns lighting your way. From October to April, on the 1st Saturday of every month. Meeting place is in front of the Town Hall in the Stadtplatz Square. Accompany our nightwatchwoman on her nightly round through Braunau’s streets – entertaining and informative! Duration approx. 1 hour Price: Adult 7.00 Euros / Child 12 to 16 years 3.00 Euros (minimum participants 10 adults). Special New Year’s Eve Tour at 10:30 pm: Also during the year’s final hours our nightwatchwoman walks her round. She will gladly take you along on this very special end-of-year tour.

TOWN RALLIES
For students and adults. After a general tour introducing the rally’s subject, small groups are formed to seek answers to the questions set in the prepared question sheets. The questions reflect the students’ curriculum and focus on arts, history, religion, natural history or biology. They are so formulated as to highlight the interrelationship between various subjects as much as possible. For elementary school students, the questions are on general studies, for high school students profiled topics may be booked, e.g. “Art styles in Braunau’s churches” or “The social classes in the Middle Ages”. A topics list is available upon request! At the end of the tour, the question sheets are handed in and graded.  The award ceremony may take place immediately afterwards or at a later date. The questions on biological-geographical topics are prepared and graded together with the geographer and landscape guide Mag. Alfred Zeilinger.

Duration approx. 2.5 hours, dependent on the duration of the award ceremony
Price: 60 Euros

TRACES OF WOMEN
The focus of this tour is not on Braunau’s history and attractions.

If explores “female places”, reliving the lives of known and unknown Braunau women whose experiences are woven into the historical and contemporary fabric of the town of Braunau.

Duration approx. 1.5 hours
Price: 60 Euros, up to 20 persons

TRACING CHRISTIANITY IN BRAUNAU 
Saints and their influence past and present
Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque as expressions of religious conviction
Christian interpretation of illness and death (Stadtpfarrkirche Church and Bürgerspitalskirche Church)
Social welfare in the Middle Ages, Brotherhoods in Braunau
Encounters with Protestants

Duration approx. 1.5 hours   
Price: 60 Euros

THE DANUBE SWABIANS
The history of the Danube Swabians begins in the 17th century, when the Habsburg Monarchy ordered the resettlement of the central Danube region, which the Turks had left devastated and depopulated. For centuries, the Danube Swabians lived and worked in communities which today are located in Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Croatia. During the 2nd World War, many Danube Swabians sought refuge in Austria some of whom settled down in Braunau am Inn. As contemporary witnesses, Mr and Mrs Frach gladly tell you the story of their lives, before, during and after their escape from their former homeland.

Duration approx. 1.5 hours
This tour is free of charge
Pre-booking is requested, at least one day in advance.

CHURCH TOURS
Explore the rich diversity and beauty of Braunau’s sacral buildings, in which numerous rare and unique cultural treasures await to be discovered.

St. Stephan Church, duration approx. 1 hour 
Price: 40 Euros

St. Stephan Church & Bürgerspitalskirche Church, duration approx. 1.5 hours     
Price: 50 Euros

All guided town tours can of course be adapted to suit your particular interests.