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Vienna: Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

1. Vienna: Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide in front of the St Stephen’s Cathedral, then begin the tour in the heart of Vienna and pass by the Jewish Museum. From here, explore the Old Jewish Quarter and learn about the history, hardships, and culture of the Jewish community in Vienna. As you explore the neighborhood's charming cobblestone streets, hear about the lives of famous former residents, including Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler. Highlights of the tour are also the Imperial Place and the Holocaust Memorial. The tour ends in front of the Synagogue. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of Vienna’s Jewish history and culture. It is a walking tour only outside. No entrance fees are included.

Vienna: Guided Jewish Museums Private Tour

2. Vienna: Guided Jewish Museums Private Tour

Visit the Museum Judenplatz and the Jewish Museum of the City of Vienna on this guided private tour. Learn about the history of the Jews in Vienna and Austria from a knowledgeable guide. Have the option to extend your tour to see additional points of interest related to Jewish culture and history. Follow your private guide and discover events and facts about the local Jewish community at the Jewish Museum. See how the city once had a flourishing Jewish community prior to WWII and how it is today. Visit the Museum Judenplatz and see its animated virtual tour of Jewish life in the 14th century. Learn about the development of Jewish communities to the everyday routines of Jews during the Middle Ages. See the permanent exhibition of “Our city! Jewish Vienna – Then to Now” and understand the difficult path of Jewish Vienna from 1945 to the present day. Have the option to extend your journey and learn more about the Jews in Vienna. See the Holocaust Memorial at Judenplatz and Memorial against War and Fascism on Albertinaplatz. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you fascinating facts and lead you to see Stadttempel Synagogue. Stroll down toward Leopoldstadt to the other side of Danube. Once a Jewish neighborhood, the area was called Matzoh Island. Along the neighborhood's streets, come across plaques marking former Jewish community establishments and see Or Chadash Synagogue as well.

Jewish Vienna: Leopoldstadt Walking Tour

3. Jewish Vienna: Leopoldstadt Walking Tour

No other district has such a deep Jewish history as Leopoldstadt. On our tour, discover everything starting with the shtetl, moving on to emancipation, and finally, life during the Holocaust. We walk through the Gräzel, discover the „Stones of Remembrance“, the locations of the former synagogues and walk in the footsteps of important Leopoldstädters like Theodor Herzl or Sigmund Freud. Walking over towards Morzinplatz, enjoy a great view onto the second district of Vienna, Leopoldstadt, which in many ways is an anchor in the Jewish history of the city. Among other things, this is where the Ghetto was located in “Unterem Werd." After the tragedy of the Shoah and its consequences, Jewish life once again flourishes in this part of the city. In addition, today‘s vibrant Jewish life can be found at every corner here. This district holds great importance in the past, as well as the present, as the second jewish community has been sent and isolated in the second district for fifty years in the so called “ Ghetto am Unteren Werd/ Ghetto at the lower island”. Discover things you would never see otherwise with our authentic and knowledgeable guides.

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What people are saying about Jewish Museum Vienna

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,770 reviews

What a visit! I am very pleasantly surprised by this guided tour. The guide, Lisa, is simply amazing. She knows her subject perfectly and is passionate. The visit is dense but simple to understand, we learn a lot of things. Lisa is a very good teacher. She knows very well how to alternate breaks, create suspense. She masters her turn. I am absolutely delighted, I will remember it all my life! Many thanks to the guide!

My husband and I have gone on many Jewish walking tours in both Europe and Israel. I have to say Lisa Marie was one of the most interesting and informative guides we ever had. It was 95 degrees and we were outside , but she was riveting! I have already recommended her to some friends that are planning on visiting Vienna next spring!

Our guide Lisa was a historian and extremely knowledgeable about Jewish history in Vienna. We gained an invaluable insight on the subject and I would say this was one of the best walking tours I have been on.

did not expect this type of tour, really liked the different approach from a human point of view, the fact that the guide is an historian really brings a meaningful aspect - I truly recommend it

Really interesting and informative and our guide was a qualified historian!