The Balladeer of Vienna: Exploring the hidden past

Quest rating: 4.5/5
101 people played this quest

CREATED BY Job Zomerplaag

9.99 EUR
It’s 1679, and the Great Plague has brought the imperial city to its knees.

Follow the footsteps of local legend Augustin through a city crippled by an epidemic claiming thousands of its residents.

As Marx Augustin arrives back at the gates of Vienna after a long tour around surrounding cities, the famous balladeer finds out that his hometown is struck by the plague. By following the life story of Vienna’s most famous balladeer, you will rise from the dead, and become the symbol of hope for a city in despair.

To get to the starting point of this quest, use the exit metro exit Rotenturmstraße. Once you exit, turn to the right and walk for 200 meters with the river on your right side until you find the stairs on your left, those near a big marble relief (a city-view on medieval Vienna). 
9.99 EUR

About this quest:

  • LENGTH: 3.5 km
  • DURATION: 1h:40m
  • PLAY TIME: you can start and stop the quest whenever you want
  • REFUND POLICY: easy cancellation up to 24h before playing the quest

What You’ll Do

Explore the city’s past guided by the bizarre story of Augustin’s legend. Get to know more about the man who is called ‘Lieber Augustin’ (Dear Augustin) by the Viennese because of his charming humor in bitter times. Join him on his tour along taverns and narrow medieval streets and find the hidden traces that remind us of the largest tragedy in the city’s history.

Good to Know

  • Best during day
  • Instagrammable
  • Kids friendly

What people say about
The Balladeer of Vienna: Exploring the hidden past

francis il mulo parlante

Very interesting
Made the tour with kids: was very interesting about history and intriguing about Augustin story

natalia mednick

A lovely way to see the city, questions were a little easier than on other quests.

tony leucci

Italian version please

roman fronz

Sehr interessant und abwechslungsreich


Fun walk, question a bit silly

bertrand diligent

Quête sympa, assistance par whatsapp si besoin



  • 1st place anke d 3060 POINTS
  • 2nd place sophia 3029 POINTS
  • 3rd place enzo valda 3019 POINTS
  • 4th place nino d 3000 POINTS
  • 5th place chad thompson 2995 POINTS
  • 6th place job zomerplaag 2970 POINTS

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

Play the The Balladeer of Vienna: Exploring the hidden past quest and discover these attractions and their stories