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  • Location:Vienna, Austria
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Walking Tour of Jewish Vienna Including Holocaust Memorial

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. This walking tour has a maximum of 15 people, providing a small-group experience.


  • 2-hour walking tour of Vienna’s WWII-related Jewish sites
  • Visit Morzinplatz to see the site of the Gestapo headquarters and the monument to Jewish prisoners of WWII
  • Walk to Judenplatz and see the Holocaust Memorial, opened in 2000
  • See the Jewish Textile Quarter
  • Learn about the history of Jewish Vienna from your guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Walking Tour of Jewish Vienna Including Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial at Judenplatz

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Barbara is so great!!! She's giving a lot of information, open for questions and talking. I've enjoyed this tour every minute.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great knowledgable guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing and beautiful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Informative, interesting, emotional, relevant. Barbara's passion was evident and appreciated. Great tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour included everything we expected plus more. The guide, Walter, was knowledgeable, passionate, and very courteous. I recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our tour guide was very energetic and well informed. She knew her history and showed a lot of interest in the topic. I would recommend this tour to anybody who is interest in learning more about the Holocaust.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent, high-energy, bilingual tour with tour guide Barbara Timmermann! The tour was very smooth even though it was completely bilingual in English and German. Barbara was extremely knowledgable even on subtle details of Jewish practice. She also has a very strong voice that really projected well. Highly recommend this 1-1/2 hour tour which involves walking very short distances.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This tour was very interesting. Our guide, Barbara, was very knowledgeable about the Jewish community in Vienna. Our group consisted of German and English speaking people. Barbara was very adept at explaining in both languages.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

This tour was let very good and very informative. Our guide was extremely knowledgable.

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