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The KlezMORE Festival has been held for the past nine years. It is a music festival of the Klezmer culture.
The KlezMORE Festival has been held for the past nine years. It is a music festival of the Klezmer culture.
Vienna Jewish Film Festival
This festival occurs every year with screenings of films, to promote better understanding of different cultures and religions.
The Mauthausen concentration camp was in use from 1938 to 1945 and was the center of over 40 subcamps. Around 190,000 people were imprisoned at this camp and over 90,000 were murdered. The “Room of Names” features over 81,000 names of those killed at Mauthausen and the surrounding sub camps. The Mauthausen Memorial was created to be a place of memory for the thousands that were murdered and a site of political and historical education. The memorial is often called a "former crime scene" as it was the main site of persecution by the National Socialist regime on Austrian territory.
The Jewish Info Point is located in "Book Shop Singer" and is the starting point for the daily guided Jewish Vienna Walking Tour. Here you can find information and brochures about cultural events, kosher cooking courses and more.
The Vienna Central Cemetery is the most famous cemetery in Vienna and one of the largest cemeteries in the world. It was designed in 1870 and was intended for all religious denominations which sparked a lot for debate at the time. This argument became more intense when the city announced that it did not want an official Catholic opening of the new cemetery but gave a substantial amount of money toward the construction of a separate Jewish section. An agreement was eventually reached, and Catholic representatives opened the Central Cemetery with a small ceremony. To avoid escalating the debate and involving the public, the cemetery was inaugurated in the early morning hours of 31 October 1874 by Vienna Mayor Baron Cajetan von Felder and Cardinal Joseph Othmar Rauscher. Its inauguration went almost unnoticed.
The Sigmund Freud Tour will take you through Sigmund Freud's life and work in Vienna. You will see 20 important places and buildings that related to his life and will experience what it was like for him to work in the city. Sigmund Freud eventually left Vienna for London in 1938 when the fascist ideology took over. He spent a large part of his life in Vienna, therefore Freud's spirit still lives on through memories, statues, buildings, and stories.
The Schnitzel Tour is mostly the same as the Hotrod Tour Wien company's Daylight Tour with an additional schnitzel and potato salad snack stop at the Cafehaus Hofburg. On this tour you will see the top sites in the city and get to drive and travel in a hot rod vehicle. All participants must have a valid class B driving license and wear helmets, which are provided upon arrival. This tour gives you a unique way to travel through the streets of Vienna, explore the city's top sites, and enjoy a delicious schnitzel.
The city of Vienna is filled with Jewish heritage and history. The Jewish community in Vienna was thriving until 1938 when the German Wehrmacht occupation of Austria began. Jews were robbed of their properties, which then became either possessions of the state or were sold at extremely low prices. It didn't matter if the man was a simple shoemaker or famous like Sigmund Freud, all Jews were persecuted, and for this reason 140,000 Austrian Jews fled the country. The 65,000 who could not escape were killed. On this tour, you will hear stories of the once flourishing Jewish community, learn about events that led up to the Holocaust, and hear about the current status of Vienna's Jewish population. The tour will cover the Museum at Judenplatz, the Holocaust Memorial at Judenplatz, the Memorial against War and Fascism at Albertinaplatz, and the spot where Hitler announced the Anschluss in 1938. You will also have the opportunity to see the only synagogue in the city that was not destroyed during the "Reichskristallnacht." This tour will take you back in time and help you understand the full history of Jews in Vienna.
Miznon is known for its entertaining staff, energetic atmosphere, good food, and lively music. It's a place where you will feel right at home, and the staff members even feel like friends you've known for years. It's often a loud restaurant and fast-paced, but fills you with positive vibes, and of course, outstanding food. They have an open kitchen where you can see the fresh ingredients being used right in front of you. Some of their unique menu items include a cauliflower pita, a chickpea bowl with egg, the Pitaburger, and a banana Nutella pita. They have plenty of traditional foods as well, such as lamb kabobs, ratatouille, and a variety of deliciously cooked vegetables. If you are looking for a fun and upbeat dining experience, Miznon is where you want to be. You're sure to leave with a boost of energy and a belly full of fresh Middle Eastern food.
Neni's goal is to bring ethnic Middle Eastern foods to the heart of Vienna and other cities around the world. Dining in the Naschmarkt is a unique experience in itself because you can feel the energy of the market through your entire meal. All of the spices you smell in the market are brought to life in Neni's dishes. If you appreciate flavor and an energetic atmosphere, you won't leave this restaurant disappointed. If you come for breakfast you can enjoy an avocado toast, shakshuka with organic eggs, vegan blueberry porridge with coconut milk, or the Oriental breakfast with fava beans, hummus, and eggs. In the afternoon you can begin your meal with a variety of vegetable-based starters, such as roasted cauliflower, oven eggplant, falafel, or oriental spring rolls. Then, for the main course, you can enjoy a fillet of salmon, lamb shank, or Sabich among several other options. The menu at Neni has something for everyone. All menu items are marked with common allergens to try to accommodate for all dietary needs. Dining at Neni at the Naschmarkt will give you a unique experience. You will taste some of the best Middle Eastern food the city has to offer.
Café Eskeles is named after Bernhard Freiherr von Eskeles who was born in Vienna in 1753. He grew up as the son of a rabbi and in 1773 he co-founded the band house: Arnstein and Eskeles. Later, Eskeles became one of the founders of the Austrian National Bank as well. This restaurant has received high remarks from travelers around the world and has been published in several newspapers and magazines. Though the cafe is located in the Jewish Museum, it is open to anyone who wants a unique Israeli dining experience in the center of Vienna. There are a wide range of vegetarian and kosher options, including the best Israeli and Austrian kosher wines to choose from. Some of the dishes rotate but, while the house favorites tend to stay around, there are always amazing Mediterranean and Israeli specialties to try.
Karyna left her marketing job to follow her dream of becoming a full-time tour guide. Ever since moving to Vienna from the Ukraine thirteen years ago, she has been in love with the history and culture of Vienna. Even in the most hidden spots around the city, there is meaning and Karyna set out to discover the meaning and history of all the sites, streets, and alleyways that were around her. She loves learning about the conflict and history that shaped Vienna into the city it is today, but even more than that, she loves being able to share that knowledge with the people around her. Her tours range from classic tours for those wanting a broad introduction of the city to specialty tours that dig into urban life, or the history of cinema in Vienna. Then there are surprise tours that can be arranged for those who might not know exactly what they want, but do know what they are not interested in. Karyna helps people discover Vienna and fall in love with the city in the same way she did.
Gertrude will take you by bus, minicar, or tram to not only the city's top sites, but also to the hidden streets, which hold just as much history as St. Stephen's Cathedral. She will tell you stories as far back as the Roman era and explain how the rest of Europe had an influence on Vienna's culture and population. For over 20 years, she has led tourists throughout the city, helping them to feel at home during their stay in Vienna. You can choose to focus on Vienna's Jewish history, Sigmund Freud, famous women figures, music, or do a full city tour to hit the top sites and historical locations. There is so much history to learn and sites to see in Vienna. Gertrude will help you to see it all and make the most of your time in this beautiful city.
Dace is a private tour guide who will help you to feel right at home during your stay in Vienna. There are many beautiful sites to see in Vienna, but also several hidden spots that many tourists don't know about that Dace will make sure you see. Some of her themed city walking tours include a Downtown Vienna Walking Tour, Belvedere Palace and Gardens Tour, Gustav Klimt Tour, Schoenbrunn Palace and Gardens Tour, Christmas in Vienna Tour, Vienna Woods Tour, Taste of Vienna Tour (with traditional Austrian food and wine), Imperial Vienna Tour, Music in Vienna Tour, Vienna for Kids and Families Tour , Jewish Heritage in Vienna Tour, Before Sunrise Film Tour, and many more. Dace wants to help you make the most of your time in Vienna and her tours are a perfect way to get to know the city and learn about its fascinating history and culture.
Hotel Sans Souci Wien is located in a prime location between the traditional 1st district and more modern 7th district. The neighborhood is filled with shopping centers, boutique shops, and historical sites that tell stories of the city's past and current status. Hotel Sans Souci Wien has a history of its own, as it was established in a historical building that was erected in 1872. Before the building became a hotel, it served as an inn called Hotel Holler. The Sans Souci Group got the building in 2010 and began careful renovations to preserve the unique character of the building while adding style and modernity. Inside the hotel, you will find original artwork, individually designed rooms, a small event room, and a phenomenal bar and restaurant. Guests can also relax in the wellness oasis, which has two treatment rooms and three saunas, as well as work out in the fitness center and sports pool. The rooms give you a personal space for restful nights sleep and are designed to open all senses. Every part of the hotel has been carefully constructed to create a perfect getaway during your visit.
Palais Hansen Kempinski was originally built for the 1873 World Exhibition. The hotel provides 152 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two bars, a ballroom, a flower shop, a spa, a cigar lounge, and seven conference rooms. Though the hotel is large in size, you don't feel overwhelmed because each space is unique and has a cozy and inviting design. The hotel is located at Schottenring and is known as a place where luxury, contemporary design, and modern architecture come together. Just a couple kilometers from the hotel you will find St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Schoenbrunn Palace, the State Opera House, the Vienna Zoo, the Golden Quarter shopping street, the City hall, the Vienna Museum Quarter, and the Giant Ferris Wheel. Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna is in the middle of the Boerse district, where the surrounding neighborhood is filled with greenery for an enjoyable stroll along the Danube Canal and an inviting visit Boerse Park. The hotel is rated as one of the top hotels in Vienna for its convenient location, design, restaurants, lounge spaces, and friendly staff.
If you are looking for a luxurious hotel in Vienna to stay during your holiday or business trip, Hotel Das Tyrol might be just what you're looking for. You can start your morning off with a home-cooked breakfast, spend the afternoon exploring the streets and sites just minutes from the hotel, then go relax in the spa, and end your day with a drink at the lounge. One of the hotel's best places to be is the bar, which offers unique cocktails you won't find anywhere else. Barman, Hubert Peter, handmakes each cocktail using organic wines, organic brandy, and local herbs from his own Vienna garden. He makes his own raspberry and lemon soda and also uses organic and local products to supply the bar's tea and cola needs. The rich drink flavors come from a variety of natural ingredients including beet sugar, lemon, lime, real vanilla, and herbal syrup. Das Tyrol is stylishly designed down to the last detail. From the white and gold porcelain leaves, and Niagara Dorado chandelier, to the luxurious artwork, and Wittmann velvet red seating, no detail goes unnoticed. It has been rated the city's best 4-star hotel for several years. The hotel is proud of its hospitality, 5-star amenities, charming atmosphere, and unique cultural touches that are sure to give you an incredible stay in Vienna.