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Vienna: Jewish Life in Leopoldstadt 2-Hour Walking Tour

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Vienna: Jewish Life in Leopoldstadt 2-Hour Walking Tour

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Discover Jewish life in Vienna during the early 20th century and during the present day on this 2-hour guided tour. Learn more about the eventful history, the destruction and the new development of social and community institutions.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Set off on a tour through the district of Leopoldstadt in Vienna and discover the old and new traces of Jewish life
  • Walk off the beaten tourist path through the city center and learn more about the former center of Jewish life
  • Find out more about the synagogues and houses of worship before the Second World War
Full description
Discover the area between the Danube Canal and the district of Leopoldstadt located on the Danube, once a center of Jewish life in Vienna. Set off on a journey through time and learn more about Jewish life in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century. Explore the part of the city off the beaten tourist path. Learn more about what social and community institutions dominated this district and find out which magnificent houses of worship existed at that period of time. See how the Jewish people live in Vienna today and follow the commemorative plaques marked “Path of Remembrance”.
Includes
  • Certified tour guide
  • Transfers
  • Food and drink
  • Synagogue entry
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months. All participants between 6-12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts, or a negative Antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts.
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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1st District, on the corner of Rotenturmstrasse and Schwedenplatz (McDonald's)

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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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A pleasant walk through the Jewish part of Vienna. The history of the Jews in Vienna was considered. However, I missed the part about the Second World War. In my opinion, that was avoided somewhat. While a lot has happened in that period, what needs to be told. A bit disappointed in terms of thought. Many old Jewish buildings are no longer there. The guide makes up for that with old photos. Nice guide. Her German is very intelligible for non-German speakers.

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October 23, 2019

very worthwhile

The tour was very informative and very lively, especially in terms of language. You could understand the lady really well even in traffic noise without screaming. The lady was able to give all information that she had in German in English. She also went into the origin of the participants and was able to contrast Viennese Jewish life with Brooklyn and Berlin. We could often feel the human fate behind the facades through their descriptions and spent the rest of the evening in the 2nd district.

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May 6, 2018

Informative tour covering Vienna's Jewish history

We learned a lot about our Jewish heritage. Our guide could explain the background of our grandparent's immigration to Vienna in the late 1800's. We also witnessed the revival of an orthodox community in Leopoldstadt.

August 5, 2018

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