Judenplatz

In the 13C, Jews were given permission to settle in Vienna, acquire property and engage in trade. They built a synagogue, school, hospital and baths on or near this square. However, the relief and inscription of the façade of the «Haus zum grossen Jordan» is a reminder of their brutal expulsion on 12 March 1421: at that time, Christianity was feeling threatened by the Great Schism and Hussite heresy although the Jews were in no way responsible for this situation.

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Museum of Clocks and Watches
Museum of Clocks and Watches
The Museum of Clocks and Watches traces
90 minutes
Am Hof
Am Hof
This small quarter in the heart of the
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Maria am Gestade
Maria am Gestade
Although Maria am Gestade, Our Lady of
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Graben
Graben
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Church of St Peter
Church of St Peter
Despite the restricted space available
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Harrach Palace
Harrach Palace
Behind its elegant façade, the Harrach
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Am Hof
Am Hof
This small quarter in the heart of the
15 minutes
Maria am Gestade
Maria am Gestade
Although Maria am Gestade, Our Lady of
15 minutes
Graben
Graben
More of a precinct than a street, Graben
15 minutes
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