Participation in the public tours is free for visitors with a valid exhibition ticket or annual ticket.
All public tours are held in German. If you would like tours in another language, please contact our education team.
Sundays, 3:00 p.m., “Our City! Jewish Vienna – Then to Now”
Every last Sunday of the month, 3:00 p.m., “Our City! Jewish Vienna – Then to Now” – Special
The monthly special theme can be found in our event calendar.
Every last Sunday of the month, 4:30 p.m., current temporary exhibition
Every first Thursday of the month, 5:15 p.m., “Museum in Brief – Highlights in 30 Minutes"
A good kasche!
Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Yiddish term “kasche” means question. And questions are the better answers! Everything you always wanted to know and have never asked has space in the Jewish Museum Vienna. Members of the education team are looking forward to your questions about the current exhibitions, about certain objects, about the historical protagonists – about Jewish culture, history and the present in Vienna and the world.
Every first Sunday of the month, 4:30 p.m., tour of the permanent exhibition, including the excavations of the medieval synagogue
At the Jewish Museum Vienna we offer guided tours in English and other languages on all subject areas and exhibitions at the Museum Dorotheergasse, at the Museum Judenplatz, as well as in the urban space. We would be happy to design an individually-tailored tour for you or you can choose from our tour offers.
60 minutes: € 40
90 minutes: € 60
Group rate, as of 10 people: € 8
Guided tour offers
Time travels. Room travels
Travel with us through Vienna and the world, through history, into the past and back to the present. In the process you will meet famous personalities and completely unknown protagonists who tell their story (stories) based on the presented objects. We integrate the exhibition and museum architecture and turn sight lines into travel routes.
These unusual journeys are shown in the exhibition “Our City! Jewish Vienna – Then to Now” but also offered in the temporary exhibitions at Museum Dorotheergasse.
The museum up close. What you always wanted to know and have never asked – two hours of the museum with a finale in Café Eskeles.
120 minutes: € 100
A maximum of four participants
Hedy Lamarr as a guest
Hollywood’s most beautiful woman is not only to be found in the two exhibition rooms on the ground floor of Museum Judenplatz, she has also been looking over Judenplatz since the end of November 2019. What is probably going through her mind? What would she like to know? Whether she likes the square – as a Viennese native who loved her city and nonetheless did not return? In the exhibition, the actress, who also had to play several roles in real life, is presented through quotations. We have prepared these mosaic stones for you and in this way approach Hedy Lamarr in a mutual conversation. Or is it Hedwig Kiesler? The inventor? The diva?
Museum Judenplatz, topsy-turvy
Experience Museum Judenplatz from a new perspective. Instead of going seven meters downwards, we remain above ground and use the Judenplatz square itself as an exhibition. You take a seat on prepared seating furniture and we switch the locations. Have you ever tried to estimate the size of the medieval synagogue from the outside? Where do you think the entrance to the synagogue was and where east lies? An invitation to actively engage with history and the culture of remembrance, where the past meets the present.
Our city – experienced
“You have to learn to ride a bicycle!” said Arthur Schnitzler to Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and soon the whole “Young Vienna” circle was cycling. The Jewish Museum Vienna offers an exciting exploration of Jewish history exclusively for cyclists. You will meet at Museum Dorotheergasse and get inspired by the Victoria Blitz racing bike used by Theodor Herzl in his summer retreat and in Vienna. You will see, among other things, how people who prided themselves on their appearance and rode bicycles were dressed at the fin de siècle. We will also take a look at the shops where this outfit could be purchased or even custom tailored. Since Theodor Herzl’s euphoric article about cycling in the feature section of the Neue Freie Presse[B&C1] from 1896 also mentions the Ringstrasse, we will go out of the museum and from Dorotheergasse via the Ring to Praterstrasse – to learn about Jewish history.
With Wiesenthal in Vienna
“A perfectly normal Austrian” and his work in Vienna, where Simon Wiesenthal lived with his family from 1961 to 2005, are the themes of this exclusive walk through the city, the face of which he decisively shaped with his initiatives. The tour starts at Judenplatz with the Shoah memorial and the remains of the medieval synagogue discovered in the course of the memorial’s construction. On the way to Seitenstettengasse, we also cross the “Schmattesviertel,” the former textile district, which, for its part, makes Jewish history locatable in the city’s history, even though the majority of it is no longer visible today. How visible was Simon Wiesenthal at the meetings with his Mossad liaison in a Viennese inner-city café? At Museum Dorotheergasse we also encounter Wiesenthal as an audible actor in Austrian politics after 1945 in dealing with the past and the present.
The city temple (Stadttempel) is located in the Vienna Jewish Community building, Seitenstettengasse 4, 1010 Vienna. Only guided tours are permitted and take place from Monday to Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., except on Jewish, Christian and public holidays. Prior registration is necessary. Participation levels are restricted to 9 persons.
For more detailed information and registration see the Vienna Jewish Community website
Tel.: +43 (1) 535 04 31-1537 and -1538