Small-Group Walking Tour of Jewish Vienna Including Holocaust Memorial
- Small group ensures personal service
- Led by a local guide
First up is Morzinplatz (Morzin Square), where you’ll see a monument that honors the Jewish residents of Vienna who were imprisoned by the Gestapo (the Nazi Secret Police) during WWII. Learn from your guide about the actions of the Gestapo in Vienna, including how the police imprisoned and tortured Jews in the basement of their Vienna headquarters at the former Hotel Metropole.
Next, walk through the Jewish Textile Quarter near Rudolfsplatz on your way to the Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, which stands in Judenplatz (Jewish Square). Also known as the Nameless Library and designed by British artist Rachel Whiteread, the steel-and-concrete memorial is dedicated to the 65,000 Austrian Jews who died in the Holocaust. Hear from your guide about the political controversy that surrounded the memorial and delayed its opening.
Your tour ends in Judenplatz, where you can visit the Jewish Museum (also in Judenplatz) if you wish. Entry is approx. 10 euros, and the museum is home to an excavation of a medieval synagogue, as well as work by painter and Holocaust victim Adolf Frankl.
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- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees (Jewish Museum approx. 10 euros)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes
- Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
Reviewed by: Ellen M, June 2015
Our tour guide, Barbara, was fantastic! She was extremely knowledgeable, funny, brought along visual aids maps, pictures, newspaper clippings that she had downloaded from the internet. We had a tour of the synagogue earlier in the day and thought the tour might be repetitive, but it was very interesting and provided us with a great history of the Jewish people from medieval times to today. Highly recommend the tour.
Reviewed by: Tracy S, June 2015
Informative, interesting, emotional, relevant. Barbara's passion was evident and appreciated. Great tour