Ever since the history of Jewish Vienna has been torn between repeated construction and destruction. On a guided tour through former Jewish Vienna between the Danube Canal and Judenplatz, we want to shed light on this interplay by commenting on individual stories, memorial plaques, buildings, squares, and institutions and, at the same time, virtually guiding visitors through the medieval Jewish city to mass destruction of the 20th century to the latest developments in Jewish Vienna of today. After a glance at the exhibition of the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance in the Old Town Hall, the tour ends at Judenplatz, where we explore the symbolism of the Holocaust Memorial and visit the impressive excavations of the medieval Or Saruah Synagogue, and the Art Forum designed by Maler and Holocaust victim Adolf Frankl.
Meeting point: 1st district at the corner of Rotenturmstraße / Schwedenplatz (McDonald’s)
Private guided tours require reservation in advance.
Tours start at 1:30 p.m.
All tour dates:
October: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
November: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
December: 3rd, 10th, 17th