Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial

Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial

Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial
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Neighbourhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Herrengasse • 5 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 6 min walk
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Foodange
Manchester, UK3,898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This memorial by Rachel Whiteread stands in the centre of Judenplatz.
It is a grey, solemn, brutal, windowless library with books turned the wrong way round. It’s not supposed to be beautiful and really does contrast with the usual buildings in Vienna.
Written 13 February 2023
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J Oliveira
Sao Paulo, SP180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Worth it for three reasons: the memorial, the museum and the square itself, which is realy beautiful! I was lucky enough to be there at the same time as a guided tour (the tour was in a language I am slightly familiar with) and I was able to learn a little bit more about the memorial.
Written 2 February 2023
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spongebob2210
Horsham, UK127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
How many times in your life do you get the chance to see the remains of a medieval synagogue? A wonderful if subduing experience. A very quiet part of town away from all the hustle and bustle elsewhere.
Written 10 December 2022
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NCtravelz
Raleigh, NC1,661 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Before the war, Vienna had one of the largest Jewish populations and was a cultural center for art, music and medicine. This memorial, also known as the nameless library is comprised of bookshelves turned inside out. It may be stark, but a meaningful reminder of all that has been lost and what could have been.
Written 2 December 2022
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Lee S
Australia3,942 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
The Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial is in the heart of the Jewish center in Vienna.
Built over the ruins of a synogogue to remember the Austrian victims in the dark days of world War 2.
Written 29 October 2022
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Sandra M
Henderson, NV398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Nice memorial to Holocaust victims. On our trip to Europe we saw quite a few memorials. It is in an area that was part of Jewish center of Vienna. Nearby is a museum that we visited as well.
Written 9 September 2022
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Janet B
Greater London, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
More thought provoking than the first glimpse suggested it was going to be. The concept and execution are both excellent.
Written 12 August 2022
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zdaati
Vienna, Austria4,519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Judenplatz or Jewish Square is a town square in Vienna's Innere Stadt that was the center of Jewish life. It is located in the immediate proximity of Am Hof square. The memorial is to Austrian Holocaust Victims, a project based on an idea of Simon Wiesenthal and unveiled in 2000. Created by British artist Rachel Whiteread, the memorial is a reinforced concrete cube resembling a library with its volumes turned inside out.
Written 30 January 2021
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bmkutok
Tucson, AZ99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
After visiting the Jewish Museum we strolled through the mostly residential neighborhood to Judenplatz and the Holocaust Memorial. Another testament to the darkest side of humanity. Come to see what con't be seen.
Written 14 January 2020
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Lenny2299
Washington DC, DC1,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
There is a 12th century synagogue foundation under the memorial. The memorial is designed to look like books. The museum is well worth a visit.
Written 11 December 2019
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