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  • Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

    1. Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

    Begin your tour by meeting your private guide right outside where you're staying. Start exploring Vienna's old town and collect local tips as you go. Dive into Vienna's history and get acquainted with the must-see sights. Stroll down Ringstrasse and admire the opulence of the State Opera and the Hofburg Palace. Gaze up at the impressive spire and dazzling rooftop of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Learn more about the Austrian's capital's culture and its global influence. Pass by its famous coffee houses. See where famous historical figures lived, from the Habsburgs to Mozart.

  • Vienna: Jewish Museum and Museum Judenplatz Tickets

    2. Vienna: Jewish Museum and Museum Judenplatz Tickets

    In the main house of the Jewish Museum Vienna, an old palace near St. Stephen's Cathedral, you can discover the fantastic exhibitions on the Jewish history, religion, and traditions in Austria. Experience the history of Jewish Vienna with the permanent exhibition at Dorotheergasse “Our City! Jewish Vienna – Then to Now”. On the ground floor, the start of the exhibition presents Jewish Vienna from 1945 to the present day. It shows how the almost completely destroyed Jewish community developed over the years to a modest but diverse and vibrant community despite the resistance of Austrian post-war policies. After a look at present-day Vienna, the exhibition takes you back to Jewish Vienna from the Middle Ages to the Holocaust on the second floor. A multimedia guide provides visitors with additional perspectives on the exhibits. The collections are presented and placed in a historical con...

    An informative and at the Dame time elegant museum with a shop that also sells fine books.

  • Jewish Vienna Walking Tour

    3. Jewish Vienna Walking Tour

    Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Jewish Vienna on this informative walking tour. Learn more about the tension between repeated construction and destruction on a guided tour between the Danube Canal and Judenplatz. Hear individual stories and see commemorative plaques, important buildings, squares, and institutions. Learn about the medieval Jewish quarter from the mass extermination of the 20th century to the latest developments of Jewish Vienna today. Visit the exhibition of the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance in the old town hall and learn about the symbolism of the Holocaust Memorial at Judenplatz. You can also visit the impressive Or Zarua Synagogue or the Art Forum of the painter and Holocaust victim Adolf Frankl.

    The guide was very knowledgable about all the Vienna and Holocaust History and all the places we went to. Excellent Tour. Thanks so much.

  • Jewish Quarter: Walking Tour

    4. Jewish Quarter: Walking Tour

    Go on a journey through the past, present, and future of Jewish Vienna on this informative walking tour. Hear the personal stories and see commemorative plaques, important buildings, squares, and institutions. See the roots of the community in the medieval Jewish quarter. Learn about the Jewish Museum and the ruins of the medieval synagogue below it. Discover the symbolism of the Holocaust memorial and dedicate time to remember the victims at Judenplatz. Walk through the streets of Leopoldstadt, a district along the Danube and a former center of Jewish life. Continue through to the Old Quarter and hear about the lives of famous former residents, such as Sigmund Freud or Gustav Mahler.

  • Vienna: Private Walking Tour

    5. Vienna: Private Walking Tour

    Choose a tour of Vienna with a duration of 1 to 4 hours and learn more about its history, architecture, culture, and people. Get to know Vienna from a different perspective and stroll through the narrow streets and magnificent boulevards to famous buildings and monuments with your certified tour guide. You can decide which of Vienna's highlights you want to see. For example, you can visit Michaelerplatz with its Roman and medieval excavations and see the interior of St. Michael’s Church. Admire the treasures of the Hofburg Palace and listen to true stories about Empress Sisi. Stroll across Heldenplatz and hear stories about the Austrian heroes. Listen to stories about Josef II at Josefsplatz and learn more about the National Library, the Spanish Riding School, the Augustinian Church, and the Habsburgs. Walk past the Albertina, home to the largest graphic collection in the world, and s...

    The walking tour helped us understand both the history and layout of the city. It provided an excellent framework for all our following tourist activities. We really felt that Herbert had tailored His commentary and routeur response to our preferences.

  • Vienna Criminal History Tour in German

    6. Vienna Criminal History Tour in German

    Immerse yourself in the history of criminal law in Vienna. Start your tour at the monument against fascism and continue to Lobkowitzplatz, a former execution site, where a mayor of Vienna was beheaded in 1408. Hear, what this execution meant to the Augustinian monks in the neighboring monastery. Take a stroll past the home of the biggest mass-murderer of all time to one of the places, where once a pillory for punishment of marital offences stood. They served to amuse the people, though certainly not the delinquents. The hangman lived within the city walls in the prison on Rauhensteingasse, the basement of which served as a torture chamber for centuries. Follow the last way of poor sinners to the Steffl, before whose gate they had to do penance. Get to Hoher Markt, the old seat of the court. Many executions took place here until 1700 AD. 1421 Vienna's Jews became victims of justice - a ...

  • Introducing Vienna Part 3: Middle Ages & Judaism

    7. Introducing Vienna Part 3: Middle Ages & Judaism

    On this tour you will immerse yourself in the history of Vienna. Learn more about the city and its history as you explore the picturesque streets that have shaped the character of Vienna since the Middle Ages. You will also hear many legends and stories along the way. Whether the Middle Ages, modern times, or present day, you can listen to entertaining and amusing stories, and learn important and interesting historical facts. Admire unusual buildings, narrow streets, and religious buildings, some of which have withstood the ravages of several wars. Learn more about the tragic history of Viennese Jews during the times of the world wars. Along the way you will see the highlights of the city including the Monument to Karl Lueger, the Museum and University of Applied Arts, the former Ministry of War, and the Austrian Postal Savings Bank. Stroll through the Greek Quarter and pass by the Jew...

  • Vienna: Guided Jewish Museums Private Tour

    8. 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 journe...

    It was very educational and important tour. Our guide Mark has very big knowledge about Jewish community and it is history. This tour was just amazing and it is absolute must do if you are in Vienna.

  • Vienna: Private Jewish Walking Tour

    9. Vienna: Private Jewish Walking Tour

    The Jewish community of Vienna is a culture rich in history and goes back hundreds of years. From the first Jewish person in Austria, to the artists, doctors, and scientists who shaped Viennese culture in 1900, to the Holocaust, and to the present-day Jewish community, the city would not be what it is today without its Jewish community. This walking tour emphasizes the intellectual, cultural, and artistic flowerings of a remarkable community that has shaped Vienna's history, as well as exploring the darker periods wherein the community was banished from Vienna. Highlights of the tour include the University of Vienna, Sigmund Freud’s favorite café, Café Landtmann, Palais Ephrussi, Seitenstettengasse Synagogue, Judenplatz, Joseph’s Square, Memorial against War and Fascism, Vienna State Opera, and many more.

  • Vienna: Private Walking Tour

    10. Vienna: Private Walking Tour

    Learn about Vienna's fascinating history as well as some of its most famous people on a private walking tour. Begin by tracing the city's historical roots, from the Celts and Romans to its modern-day inhabitants. Visit some of the most important locations of the city including St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Vienna State Opera, Heldenplatz, Hofburg Imperial Palace, The Graben and Plague Column, the Jewish Square, Burggarten, and Volksgarten. Hear about the life of the various members of the Habsburg family who were once one of the most distinguished royal houses of Europe. Learn more about famous composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as the proud tradition of classical music in the city.

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What people are saying about Judenplatz

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 162 reviews

It was very educational and important tour. Our guide Mark has very big knowledge about Jewish community and it is history. This tour was just amazing and it is absolute must do if you are in Vienna.

Our rather critical high school students from Bern, who will graduate in summer, said that this was the best tour of the whole week! And we have seen many interesting tours ...

The guide was very knowledgable about all the Vienna and Holocaust History and all the places we went to. Excellent Tour. Thanks so much.

Wonderful tour. Friendly, patient and extremely knowledgeable tourguide.

Very knowledgable and passionate about the history