Museum Goes City
History Herstory (14 - 19 years)
Pupils try to find addresses of Jewish life in the 2nd district that no longer exists and interview passers-by, asking them what they know of the location’s history or what they have to say about it. By doing this, they can explore two things: what Viennese people know, and what the locations look like today. Photos will be taken at each location and shown on the museum website. Thus a small gallery will be created in cyberspace depicting the historical and contemporary locations.
Back to the future (10 - 19 years)
A stroll around town with a difference. If you know where to look, you can travel through early and contemporary Jewish history in Vienna. The journey begins in Seitenstettengasse and ends on Judenplatz.
Moving through history (10 - 19 years)
Pupils “move” through history and discover the full force of the events on November 10, 1938, in Vienna. The tour starts in the museum and leads to historical locations and right into modern-day Jewish Vienna.
Remind, commemorate, remember (14 - 19 years)
This program combines Jewish historical sites in Vienna with a visit to the Jewish Museum. Starting at the synagogue in Seitenstettengasse the tour goes via Morzinplatz to Judenplatz. Rachel Whiteread’s memorial provides the transition to the museum program: pupils discover that remembering the past can be done in a variety of ways.
Guided tours of the CITY TEMPLE
The Jewish Museum Vienna education team organizes tours for school classes of the City Temple, one of the centers of the modern Viennese Jewish community. This synagogue was the only one not to be set on fire in November 1938 and can thus tell a story of both the past and the present. Guided tours are possible from Monday to Thursday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 12.30 p.m. They are very popular so advance booking is essential.