Jewish Museums and Synagogue Tours, Vienna

The three sites below can be combined into a half day tour with an official site guide.

 1. Jewish Museum, Dorotheergasse: Enjoy an informative guided tour of the permanent exhibition "Unsere Stadt!" (Our City!) which gives a comprehensive insight into Jewish life, and  the history of Jewish Vienna. The journey begins on the ground floor with the years spanning 1945 to today. On the second floor of Palais Eskeles, visitors experience Jewish history from its beginnings to the years 1938/1945.

2. Judenplatz Museum and Holocaust Memorial: The core of the museum is made up of showrooms on mediaeval Jewry in Vienna, a virtual tour through 14th century Vienna and the excavations of a mediaeval synagogue.

The Judenplatz Holocaust memorial, also known as the ‘Nameless Library’ is the central memorial for Austrian victims of the holocaust. The mausoleum adorned with concrete cast books each inscribed with the names of the World War II death camps to mark the atrocity that took place.Floor tiles around the memorial contain the names of the places where Austrian Jews were killed during Nazi tyranny.

3. Stadttempel Synagogue: The only synagogue in the city to survive World War II, It was built into a block of houses and hidden from plain view of the street, as only Roman Catholic places of worship were allowed to be built with facades fronting directly on to public streets. Ironically, this edict saved the synagogue from total destruction during the Kristallnacht in November 1938, since the synagogue could not be destroyed without setting on fire the buildings to which it was attached.

Memorial for the Victims of the Gestapo

Since 1951, a memorial stone was laid at the site of the former the Gestapo’s wartime headquarters commemorating those who were imprisoned here. Then in 1985 the City of Vienna built an official monument here, this time dedicated to all victims of National Socialist Tyranny.  The memorial can be seen as part of a walking tour or visited independently.

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Vienna Zoo

Why not spend a day at the popular Vienna Zoo where there are a number of behind the scenes talks and tours that will act as a great foil to the other visits during your stay in Vienna? Contact the team at FHT for furtehr details and we can book this as part of your itinerary to this beautiful city

Sigmund Freud Museum & Tour

Vienna's most famous address where Sigmund Freud lived for 47 years before fleeing the Nazi invasion to London in 1938.  The former apartment and practice of Sigmund Freud are now furnished as an excellent museum showing original furniture, including the waiting room and a selection from Freud's private collection of antiques, autographs and first editions of his works. It provides an insight into Freud's biograp read more ...

WALKING TOURS

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, st read more ...

Full Day Coach Excursion: Mauthausen and Linz

Mauthausen Concentration Camp (age 14+) We will provide you with a coach to take you to this fascinating camp where 100,000 prisoners lost their lives. A 2 hour guided tour will bring to light the harrowing tale of this Category III camp meaning it had the most brutal conditions.  On 8 August 1938, prisoners from Dachau concentration camp were sent to the town of Mauthausen near Linz, Austria, to begin the cons read more ...

Jewish Museums and Synagogue Tours

The three sites below can be combined into a half day tour with an official site guide.  1. Jewish Museum, Dorotheergasse: Enjoy an informative guided tour of the permanent exhibition "Unsere Stadt!" (Our City!) which gives a comprehensive insight into Jewish life, and  the history of Jewish Vienna. The journey begins on the ground floor with the years spanning 1945 to today. On the second floor of Palais Eske read more ...

Museum Quarter - Natural History Museum

An ideal place to spend your last morning. This oasis of culture and recreation includes the highly recommended Natural History Museum however several art galleries are also available.

Prater Park

An excellent location to spend the evening with your students. The Prater Park is free to enter and the rides and attractions have their own individual fee.   The most famous attraction is the Reisenrad, built in 1897 and once the largest Ferris wheel in the world and is considered a must do attraction in Vienna.

Bowling

There are several bowling alleys across the city depending on your location.  A good way to spend and enjoyable evening with your group.

Hofburg Imperial Palace

Take a tour of the  Imperial Palace, which until 1918 was inhabited by the imperial family. Originally a castle built in the thirteenth century; it was extended to a splendid residence. Today, the Imperial Palace houses the office of the President of Austria as well as an important congress centre and numerous art collections.  The Spanish Rising School is also part of this complex.

Mozart’s House: Exploring the Mind of a Genius

Mozarthaus Vienna presents the life and work of the musical genius Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, in a unique setting in the heart of Vienna close to St Stephan’s Cathedral. Domgasse 5 is the only one of Mozart’s apartments in Vienna that still exists today. The composer lived in Mozarthaus Vienna in grand style from 1784 to 1787 and nowhere else did he compose more music.  Groups can take an audio tour or a self-guided tou read more ...

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. Charle read more ...

Ice Skating at Vienna Ice World

From late January to early March, City Hall Square transforms into a giant ice rink. An area of 7,000 m2 provides a fairy-tale ice landscape daily from 9 am to 10 pm to the hits of the 80s and 90s as well as waltzes. Winding through the romantically illuminated City Hall Park is an idyllic ice path that thrills beginners and professionals alike with its countless routes.

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