WALKING TOURS, Vienna
Jewish Vienna: Throughout the centuries, the Jewish population of Vienna has been subject to an ever-changing history. Often granted privileges and protection by the ruling family; or they were made to take the blame for deplorable conditions in the city and were driven out or murdered. And so Jewish settlements were continually established and destroyed. Students can trace the history of the Jews in Vienna through its buildings, streets and squares, memorials and through the fate of individuals.
Exploring the War Time Jewish Ghetto: People of Jewish origin from all over Austria had been relocated to the Leopoldstadt district in 1938, which was designated a Jewish Ghetto where some of the town's finest synagogues were to be found along with a wide array of Jewish shops, and social hangouts. Jewish life here was brutally destroyed in the holocaust but new Jewish life is returning. Discover the events that took place, memorials and understand the suffering and the rebuilding process of this 2nd Disctict.
City Highlights Walking Tour: On this tailor-made walk a host of Vienna’s sites await you, from the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the home of the Vienna Boys’ Choir- Palais Augarten, St Stephen’s Cathedral, The Soviet War Memorial, the Spanish Riding School and through popular shopping areas.
Panoramic City Tour (Coach required) When visiting Vienna for the first time this is an excellent way to be introduced to the history and the most important buildings of the former Imperial City. You will drive along the famous Ringstrasse with its splendid palaces, seeing the world-renowned Vienna State Opera, the Imperial Residence Hofburg, the stately Parliament, the City Hall, and the State Theatre. Passing Vienna’s most impressive Baroque church, St. Charles, you will see the magnificent Belvedere Palace. Pass Prater Park with the Big Ferris Wheel and the Danube area. During the drive you will learn interesting facts about the Viennese, their habits and traditions, past and present.