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
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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
More of a precinct than a street, 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
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Maria am Gestade
Maria am Gestade
Although Maria am Gestade, Our Lady of
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Graben
Graben
More of a precinct than a street, Graben
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