Vienna is the most liveable city in the world – but what do homeless people think? How do people get homeless? What challenges do homeless people face? How does the Viennese social system work? What is homelessness like in your country?

SHADES TOURS organizes moving tours guided by homeless people. Because… well, who else could explain this difficult topic and its issues better?

Discover the different challenges that homeless people face and the diverse possibilities that the Viennese social system offers when people need it the most. During this two hour long tour your guide – a (former) homeless person himself – will provide you with a mix of facts and personal stories that illustrate the complexity of homelessness. Together we will walk along the thin line of poverty and welfare. We will pass places that are related to homelessness and will make you realize the contrasts of the city.

The content is homelessness, its challenges and the solutions that the city provides. While you are learning something new, you contribute to the re-integration of the guide into a stable living and housing situation.

This is not a sightseeing tour – this is a tour of life. It, therefore, is an educational tour on a socio-politic topic.

Please note that the tour does not visit shelters or expose homeless people. The guides are affected by homelessness and reject social voyeurism, thus neither other homeless people will be showcased, nor former hideouts are shown.

For this event, we ask for a contribution of €10,- per person.

Registration is on a first come first served basis, registered members of the ISN only. 

Registration (closes when full)