City Walk Tulln
The small town of Tulln, about 30 km north-east of Vienna, was very important at the time of the Roman Empire. Most people do not know that Tulln was the capital of Austria between the 10th and 11th centuries. Certainly, its optimum strategic location on the shore of the Danube played a major role. Tulln is also the birthplace of Egon Schiele, the famous expressionist painter.
We walk through the town in the footsteps of Egon Schiele, starting at the house where he was born. We pass many places that were relevant to his life, e.g. his school. We also take a look at the so-called Karner, a charnel house that is one of the finest of its kind in Austria, and St. Stephen’s Church with its Roman origins. We walk along the Danube and see the Nibelungen statue: Tulln plays an important role in the famous Nibelungen story, which was used by Richard Wagner as the basis for his opera. If desired, we can also visit the Schiele Museum or the Roman Museum in Tulln.
The walk takes about 2 to 2.5 hours incl. coffee break.