Jewish neighbourhood in the 9th district in Vienna
A walk through the city is a reminder of its Jewish past
The city of Vienna has always been home to many different nations of various religions. This was also the case in the early 20th century for a large Jewish community. Numerous memorials and synagogues were erected to commemorate the victims of National Socialism. A specially organised walk takes you past the remains of former temples, synagogues, prayer temples and a school. There is also a Jewish neighbourhood in the Servitenviertel, in the city of Vienna’s 9th district. In this part of the residential district, individual stations still remind us of the Jewish community living there at that time.
The stations of the city walk through Jewish Vienna
The one and a half hour long city walk starts at the Jewish community’s city temple in the 1st district. The tour continues to the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance, then to the Jewish Welcome Service and then to the Jewish Museum and the Shoa Memorial at Judenplatz. It also stops at the Arnold Schönberg Center and the ESRA Psychosocial Centre. The end of the walk is marked by the arrival at the Sigmund Freud Museum in Servitenviertel, where your hotel The Harmonie Vienna is located. In the world-famous psychologist’s birthplace, you visit the former psychoanalyst’s rooms, faithfully furnished true to the original.
If you still have enough stamina, a visit to the Rossau Jewish cemetery in the Seegasse is recommended. The oldest preserved Jewish cemetery in Vienna is just a ten-minute walk away. Once you arrive at this memorial site, you visit up to 350 grave monuments, which are managed by the Jewish Community today.
Finish with tea & coffee at The Harmonie Vienna hotel
You then return to your hotel The Harmonie Vienna in just a few minutes. There you can share your impressions over a hot cup of tea or coffee and gradually return to the here and now.