The Jewish Heritage Tour Vienna
Operating Times : Monday to Thursday at 10:00am
Duration: 3 hours
Price: €180/private group, entrance tickets (€10/pers. are not included)
Hotel pick-up service is included in the price. Contact me to book Your Tour.
3-hours Vienna Town Centre and Leopoldstadt Walking Tour with a professional Austrian guide starting at your hotel
The Jews have been living in Vienna for hundreds of years. The impact of Austrian Jews on the arts, philosophy, commerce, and science helped create this country’s rich cultural heritage . Our exceptional tour depicts the places of Jewish importance, as well as the fascinating individuals who contributed to Viennese society. Have an inimitable Jewish Heritage experience in Vienna while enjoying superior sightseeing.
Start at Ring Boulevard with Palais Ephrussi. The history of this family was described in great detail in the book The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal. Continue to Judenplatz where one of Vienna’s oldest synagogues once stood. Today you can see its ruins in the Jewish museum.
Make a stop in The City Temple - still one of the midpoints of Vienna’s Jewish community and the only one of 94 Jewish synagogues and temples which survived the November pogroms of 1938 without being demolished. Admire the beautiful interior of the City temple and learn about Jewish history in Vienna. Continue to the Morzinplatz memorial site for the victims of National Socialism and Gestapo.
The second part of this tour will bring you to Leopoldstadt - the second municipal District of Vienna. Due to its high percentage of Jewish inhabitants Leopoldstadt gained the nickname "Matzo Island".
Part of Leopoldstadt was named "Im Werd" and a large part of the Jewish community was living there. Many significant synagogues were situated there, including Leopoldstaedter Tempel - the largest synagogue in Vienna and a model for numerous famous European synagogues.
Today many residents of Vienna's small Jewish population live there again, and there are even some shops and bakeries selling kosher food there.