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  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $21.39

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Few European cities have the rich Jewish history that Vienna does, and you can discover some of it on this 2-hour walking tour of the city’s Jewish attractions, including World War II-related sites. With a knowledgeable guide, walk to two of the city’s central squares – Morzinplatz and Judenplatz – to see memorials dedicated to Jewish victims of Nazi rule and learn about the city’s Jewish past. You’ll also walk through the Jewish Textile Quarter and have the chance to enter the Judenplatz Jewish Museum.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
Meet your guide near Stephansplatz on Rotenturmstrasse and head out on your walking tour of Vienna’s Jewish sites.

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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Vienna
Departure Time:
1:30pm
Duration:
2 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Pricing information

Walking Tour of Jewish Vienna Including Holocaust Memorial

Judenplatz

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees (Jewish Museum approx. 10 euros)
    Additional Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
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    Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Sue, August 2016

    This was an excellent tour with a delightful and very knowledgeable guide. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by: Frances S, August 2016

    I would combine this tour with a tour of the synagogue as well. The synagogue tours are at 11:30 a.m and 2:00 pm and cost 5 Euros. You must also bring your passport to get in.
    Brigitte, our walking tour guide, was energetic, passionate and very knowledgeable about Vienna's history. The tour is as promised with lots of visual aids. It was interesting to hear about the history of the Jews of Vienna from the Roman times to the present. It was touching to walk the streets where Jewish families lived and of how most of 200,000 Jews that were living in Vienna left due to the virulent antisemitism at the time but the 65,000 Viennese Jews that were left were sent to the concentration camps. There were 23 Synagogues in Vienna before the war, only one remains and that is only because it is near the oldest church in Vienna. The tour ends at the Holocaust Memorial that was built in 2001. When asked how the Jews of Vienna are faring today? Brigitte said They are fine, for now...
    A very interesting tour... but visit the synagogue as well for another perspective.