The Roman colony of Vindobona, seat of the Habsburg archdukes and emperors, Capital of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, pearl on Danube river and capital of Austria today – this is Vienna, one of most beautiful cities in Europe with a rich history, a wonderful cosmopolitan character and beautiful architectural monuments.
The Jewish Vienna Tour
The Jewish community in Vienna rose up from ashes of World War II and today numbers about 6000 people. This tour includes a visit to excavations of the medieval Synagogue at Judenplatz and the memorial to Austrian Jews murdered during the Holocaust, a visit to the Stadttempel (the only Viennese Synagogue which survived Kristallnacht), the old Viennese Jewish cemetery (legendary “Cemetery of the Fish”) where Rabbi Shabtai Sheftl Horowitz, son of Rabbi Yeshayahu Horowitz (Shela ha-kadosh), is buried, as well as the Zentralfriedhof (Central Jewish cemetery of Vienna), where amongst many others Rabbi Yisroel Friedmann of Chortkow and other Hasidic Rabbis of Ruzhiner dynasties, founder of Agudas Yisroel, is buried. The tour will also give you comprehensive view on the contemporary life in the Jewish community in Vienna.
General Vienna tour
This tour covers Vienna including the Palaces of Hofburg with partial entrance to interiors, as well as the Schonbrunn Palace, the summer residency of Franz Joseph I. and other Austrian emperors. St. Stephen’s cathedral, Graben, and a panoramic bus tour around Ringstrasse (main Viennese avenue) created after tearing down of the city ramparts.
One-Day trips from Vienna
One-day trips from Vienna include tours to Bratislava, Nicholsburg, Sopron and the seven communities of Burgenland (Eisenstadt, Mattersdorf, Frauenkirchen, Deutschkreuz Ceylem, Kobersdorf, Kitsee and Lackenbach). All trips around Vienna can be scheduled according to your needs.
Enjoy a wonderful boat trip “On The Beautiful Blue Danube”, which will take you to towns between Passau (Germany), Linz (Austria), Bratislava (Slovakia) and Budapest (Hungary). This tour can be scheduled as one-day boat trip from Vienna as well.
The Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen lies roughly 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of the city of Linz and a two and one half hour ride from Vienna. It was one of largest concentration camps, operating from the Anchluss of Austria in 1938 until liberation in 1945.