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Orson Welles and Third Man Movie Walking Tour of Vienna

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The Third Man

See where the famous movie, set in WWII Vienna and starring Orson Welles, "The Third Man", was filmed and see a different side of Vienna. A definite must for movie buffs.

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Even after 50 years after his death in the sewers of Vienna, Orson Welles‘ Harry Lime still haunts the city. The scars of the WW2 have long disappeared but surprisingly, most of the locations of Carol Reed‘s 1949 film noir classic have remained unchanged.

And of course there is that famous zither music.

What is "The Third Man"?

In case you have yet to see this film that is still considered one of the all-time greatest films here is a short summary:

The Third Man is set in Post-World War II Vienna during the Allied Occupation. American writer, Holly Martins, comes to Vienna to see his friend Harry Lime. However, he arrives in Vienna to find that his friend had died in an accident. Martins then begins to get tangled up in a web of intrigue surrounding his friends death. This film of betrayal, friendship, while reflecting the difficulties that Vienna faced during the Allied Occupation.

This film has won the 1949 Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, the BAFTA for Best Film and an Academy Award for Best Black and White Cinematography.

If this peaks your interest, then take the tour and find out more about one of the greatest movies of all-time and the Vienna in which it is set.
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  • 15:50 Check-in
  • Ultimate guided tour for movie fans
    AT_3rd man More than 50 years after its premiere, the dark post-war thriller about the penicillin dealer Harry Lime (played by Orson Welles) is still one of the great film classics.
    On this tour, you will follow in the footsteps of Harry Lime through the narrow cobblestone streets of Vienna's old city centre.
  • Spies, black market and soldiers
    AT_3rd man A real rarity is the column (used for advertising) with the hidden entrance where Orson Welles disappeared into the sewers.
    Find out how script writer Graham Green developed the idea of the chase in the sewers and what tricks the movie makers used to create such exciting scenes.
  • This "Third Man Tour" is a must for all movie fans!
    AT_3rd man "The Third Man" is also an ideal example how reality and fiction influences each other.
    We show you Vienna at the time, when penicilin was only available on the black market. When soldiers patroled through the streets and one needed a passport to cross the Ringstrasse.
  • 18:30 Check-out
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Language English
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Duration 3 hour(s)


I was really surprise that a tour of the movie locations for a film from 1949 would be possible. Meeting point was easy to find, at the entrance to the station facing the street. Apart from us, ther...more
Best walking tour I have ever taken. As a film student, the Third Man is a classic. There were quite a lot of mysterious unsolved questions in my head after watching the film, and this tour is just pe...more
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