Pawlatschen walking tourThis is the best tour you can take to escape the crowds while being right in the city centre. Pawlatschen are 18th century residential buildings in Vienna that have typical wooden galleries at the inside of their courtyards.
There is even a Pawlatschen hotel in Vienna.
My best friend Veronika had to inspect many of them when she was working for the Office for the Protection of Local Monuments, and showed me around. Since then, the Vienna City Council has mapped out a comprehensive Pawlatschen walking tour.