Elisabeth Wolf, Managing Owner
"I have always loved the arts, classical music, travel and nature. Put simply, I am inspired by beautiful things. For many years, I found myself seeking a suitable focus for these personal passions - ideally, one also offering a tangible connection with my chosen field of expertise, the tourism industry.
In 2015 I realised I had found the solution - when I founded Artissimi, a very new kind of agency. One designed to offer city tours, high-end cultural experiences which transform Vienna and its surroundings into an aesthetic, living stage for its most cultured visitors and sophisticated guests and locals. It is space for children who love to be astonished, and adults seeking impressions that will last. And... every single contact is enormously enriching...

I can look back with pride upon many years of experience in the international five-star hotel and tourism industry. I have planned many events over the years, with great success. I have been an entrepreneur and guide for Austria since 2012, licenced to provide my exclusive cultural experience not just in German, but also English and Italian. I am fluent in French and have held a travel agency licence since 2017."

"Do things here and now, not after you're gone. If you have some money, share it. And if you have some time, do something worthwhile!"
Jerome H. Stone

Foto: Claudia Blake Photography courtesy KHM Museumsverband

Lea Süss, Tour Assistant
Lea loves coffeehouses, ideally with a historical book in her hands, fashion and sports. She is keen in meeting inspiring people and attracted by politics and history. This is why she plans to study both subjects at the University of Vienna. She currently commutes between Munich and Vienna and is inspired by both cities.
Lea is part of the Artissimi team since September 2019 and can't wait to get to know the city even better by being on tour with Elisabeth.
Foto: Claudia Blake Photography

Johanna Wallner, Tour Assistant
A huge fan of travel, Vienna and cafés - or ideally all three at once - Johanna has been offering Artissimi her highly capable support since March 2018. As a student of European Ethnology, Johanna is mesmerised by history, the arts and culture, and particularly enjoys gathering knowledge of cultural environments which are new to her - and never more so than during her travels around the world. Because of her long experience of living abroad, in countries including the United States and Ecuador, as well as spending many years doing voluntary work in intercultural learning, Johanna enjoys bringing together people of different nationalities through cultural exchange.

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." - Unknown
Foto: Claudia Blake Photography

Barbara, Preferred Partner
Barbara is truly passionate about the arts, words and interesting encounters - so it came as no great surprise when after a career in management consulting spanning many successful years, she decided to work as a tour and museum guide in Vienna. The new position enabled her to make more room for her passion for culture by creating an entirely new tier of activities in her life. With joy and enthusiasm Barbara shares fascinating insights and background stories to monuments and artefacts throughout the Austrian capital - some well-known, some less-so. Barbara's travels often spontaneously triggered by an interesting exhibition opening or something such, have been a huge source of energy and inspiration to her over the years.
Tour Guide in English, German, French and Italian

"If you don't have time for the small things, you won't have time for the big things."
Richard Branson

Claudia Blake Wiletel, Preferred Partner
Our photographer Claudia loves Vienna, coffee and Nutella!
A native from Austria, Claudia recently returned home form the United States, where she had first started a family, then gone on to be a professional photographer. Nowadays, Claudia finds her inspiration in travel, magazines and - of course - walks through her favourite city of Vienna. Her passion, not just for her craft but also for the people she photographs, will freeze moments in time for you, creating contemporary portraits and instant memories to last a lifetime. We love it, when Claudia joint our Artissimi tours, capturing our special moments to ensure they become more unforgettable than ever!
Come, take a look: Maria Theresia and The Arts Here is Claudias Website: Claudia Blake Photography

"Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon - must inevitably come to pass!"
Paul J. Meyers