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Discover Vienna’s Jewish heritage and history on this 2-hour walking tour. Led by a local guide, explore the Jewish Textile Quarter and see the Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial. Pay tribute to the World War II memorial in the central square of Morzinplatz and hear the stories behind the city’s Jewish community. 

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Walking Tour of Jewish Vienna Including Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial at Judenplatz

Your tour will begin near Stephansplatz in central Vienna. Join up with your guide and begin your walk through the city.

Arrive first in the central square of Morzinplatz and hear the history of the Gestapo’s presence in Vienna. Examine the square’s memorial up close, which honors the city’s Jewish residents who were imprisoned during WWII.

Follow your guide through the Jewish Textile Quarter as you head to the Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial. Standing solitary in the city’s ‘Jewish Square,’ the memorial was designed by British artist Rachel Whiteread and is alternatively called the Nameless Library. The structure is made from concrete and steel and is dedicated to the 65,000 Austrian Jews that died in the Holocaust.

Your tour will conclude in Judenplatz, where you can continue exploring on your own in the nearby Jewish Museum if you wish.

Customer Reviews

Frances S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

Allen G United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very knowledgeable guide who gave us lots of info and extended the tour beyond the allotted time

Barbara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful tour guide. Interesting and knowledgeable. She made the history real. Her e going was impeccable. The sites were also interesting. Slough we had to leave before the very end, it was a great glimpse into Viennese Jewish history thank you.

Ronald B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Bridget is a great historian and guide. Very knowledgable and capable.

Zina E

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.

Draz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great knowledgable guide

Laura G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing and beautiful!

Ellen M

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.

Tracy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

Susan H

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.

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