My name is Gretl. I’m a former IES Vienna student (Fall 2004) who fell in love with the city and stuck around to get a Master’s degree at the Uni Wien. During the 8 years or so that I’ve lived here, I’ve done a lot of work as a tour guide, and recently I turned the content of my city tours into a self-guided Vienna tour app called Gretl Goes: Vienna.
Since we just launched a few days ago, reviews and ratings from real users are an invaluable source of feedback–and because my fascination with this city’s history was inspired by the teachers and experiences I had while at IES as a student, I would love to share it with you!
The preview version is free (available for download through the App Store, or by following the link at www.gretlgoes.com), and includes a fully offline-functional interactive GPS-enabled city map, free wireless hotspot locations throughout the city, and about 25 minutes of tour content (the first four stops on the ‘Top 10’ tour: Staatsoper, Burggarten, Maria-Theresien-Platz, and Ringstraße).
The 12 other themed tours (which cover everything from Medieval, WWII, Turkish and Jewish history to Austria’s two imperial families, their palaces, and the more grotesque details of their dynastic line, the occult, and the Black Death) are available as in-app purchases.
I also have a Twitter feed (@GretlGoesVienna) and Facebook profile (Gretl Goes: Vienna iPhone App) which I update just about every day with tips on local events, news, factoids, and special offers. And, as I mentioned, if you have any questions about Vienna, or thoughts/comments/suggestions about the app, don’t hesitate to email them, leave them as reviews in the App Store, send me a tweet, or snag me at IES!