Vienna Walking Tour Of Jewish Vienna

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Key Details

  • Printed Voucher Required
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Schwedenplatz, Schwedenpl., 1010 Wien, Austria
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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 citys Jewish attractions, including World War II-related sites. With a knowledgeable guide, walk to two of the citys central squares Morzinplatz and Judenplatz to see memorials dedicated to Jewish victims of Nazi rule and learn about the citys Jewish past. Youll 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

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Meet your guide near Stephansplatz on Rotenturmstrasse and head out on your walking tour of Viennas Jewish sites.

First up is Morzinplatz (Morzin Square), where youll 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.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear comfortable walking shoes

Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Tour guide very thorough and knowledgeable. Was very happy with the tour. Background noise could make it difficult to hear at times

  • 16-Apr-2018

    Brigitte was very knowledgable and did a great job.

  • 20-Mar-2018

    Excellent guide, very knowledgeable.

  • 14-Mar-2018

    Barbara has a vast amount of knowledge about the history of the Jews in Vienna that she is only too happy to share. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 08-Mar-2018

    This was an interesting tour but we felt that it should have included more information about the synagogues in Vienna. We deid see a lot of interesting sights and would recommend this tour.

  • 07-Mar-2018

    The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave a wonderful overview of Jewish history in Vienna. I had hoped to see more historical sites but the guide explained that most sites were bombed and destroyed during the War.

  • 18-Sep-2017

    The tour guide was knowledgeable and had photos to show us of what the city looked like after the war. She also took us to many off the beaten track. However, she was in a hurry because she had another group right after ours and seemed very rushed at the end.

    I did read a suggestion here before I went that a tour of the synagogue before the walking tour was a must and I agree. I asked Viator about it and they said there were no tours but there are and are easily found on the temple's website. Don't miss it. It made the walking tour all that more meaning ful.

  • 15-Sep-2017

    Exceptional!! Our guide was very informed, had lots of information to show us and took the time to go into detail about the history, buildings and monuments. She was so good that we gave her a round of applause and tipped her without her even mentioning tips. Our 1 1/2 tour lasted 3 hours. Ten Stars!

  • 04-Aug-2017

    The tour guide was very informative but during the trip there were two groups one of them speak German and other speak English .. she combined them together and take the two language which mislead the audience so how.

  • 07-Apr-2017

    Barbara was brilliant. We were the only English speaking couple on the tour but Barbara took the time to translate everything for us, including questions in German. Her knowledge of the history of the Jews in Vienna was incredible, to the point that she could give a detailed, thoughtful analysis that went beyond any other history text or film on the topic. Truly outstanding.

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