Jewish Vienna: Culture, Cosmopolitanism & Crisis - 3 hour Private Tour
Why take this tour?
From the Middle Ages, the Jewish community in Vienna was one of Europe's largest. This 3-hour Jewish Vienna tour explores the tumultuous experiences of Vienna’s Jewish citizens through expulsion, genocide, and revival. Your historian guide will help you to discover the influential contributions of past intellectual and cultural icons and the fragile revitalization of Vienna’s Jewish community taking place today. We begin outside the Jewish City Temple before winding through the second district to the destroyed Leopoldstädter Temple. Visiting the Nestroyhof Theater with its stunning Art Nouveau exterior, once home to Yiddish-speaking ensembles, we reflect on brilliant leaders of Vienna’s intellectual, political, and economic spheres from the Jewish community: Sigmund Freud, Theodor Herzl, Karl Krauss, Franz Werfel, and Gustav Mahler. Learning of the victims and survivors of Nazi genocide, we visit destroyed Ashkenazi and Sephardic synagogues and the Judenplatz Holocaust memorial.
3-hour stroll through Vienna's relevant Jewish heritage and memorial sites with a historian guide.
Metro fare. If you don't have a visitor pass, our guide helps you to purchase at the first station.
Entry/Admission - Stadttempel Synagogue
Entry/Admission - Vienna
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Mobile tickets accepted
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Austria has done an exceptional job flattening the curve of the Covid-19 virus. Most activities, gatherings and trips are allowed for locals as well as travelers. We are keeping our eye on changes in requirements and adapting our tours swiftly.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
The guides at Insight Cities are a network of local historians in Europe, mostly with MA and PhD-level degrees. As brainy guides, we look for the crucial detail, the vital, quirky fact that illuminates local cultures while also revealing global contexts. We care passionately about good storytelling and good hosting and crafting engaging tours that reveal centuries of history to you in insightful ways. We’re proud to have helped thousands of travelers to get the most from their time in our wonderful cities.
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