Learn about Austrian Jewish life at the Jewish Museum Vienna

The Jewish Museum Vienna documents, at its two locations in Dorotheergasse and Judenplatz, the former greatness and depth of Viennese Jewish life before its destruction by the Shoah and provides insights into present-day Judaism.


The permanent exhibition tells the Jewish history of Vienna from the Middle Ages to present. The Visible Display provides an insight into the history of Austrian Jews through the collections of Judaica, ritual objects, works of art and memorabilia from Viennese and Austrian synagogues and prayer houses. The museum’s temporary exhibitions combine Jewish urban history with global cultural and social topics and contemporary art.

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Credit: Klaus Pichler

The permanent exhibition of Museum Judenplatz, opened as a second location of the Jewish Museum Vienna in 2000, focuses on medieval Jewish Vienna. Here you will also find the Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, designed by British artist Rachel Whiteread.

Opening times

Jewish Museum Vienna
Dorotheergasse 11
1010 Wien
Opening hours: Sunday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm

Museum Judenplatz
Judenplatz 8
1010 Wien
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 10am – 6 pm, Friday 10 am – 2 pm (wintertime) / 5 pm (summertime)

Tickets and audio guides

A ticket allows entry to both locations of the Jewish Museum Vienna within 4 days from issue.

Adults €12
Seniors from 65 years €10
Students up to 27 years €8
Children (18 and under) FREE

Audio guide, Museum Judenplatz: €2 per person

Multi-Media-Guide, Museum Dorotheergasse
Per Person: €4
Take 2: €7
Family (max. 2 adults + 1 up to 3 children): €8
Group (from 10 people): €3

Contact information

Tel.: +43/1/535 04 31
info@jmw.at
www.jmw.at

This article was in partnership with The Jewish Museum Vienna

Featured image: www.wulz.cc

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