Tours of the Jewish Cemetery in Währing/Museum visits
Dear interested parties!
Due to the current situation and the new restrictions we sadly have to cancel the tours on Sunday, November 8.
And it is just as unsure if we can carry out the tours on December 13.
We are really sorry but as voluntarily working association we cannot guarantee safe conditions for you as participants.
We ask for your understanding and hope to provide alternate dates as soon as possible!
The association opens the cemetery on the second Sunday of each month (excluding Jewish holidays) from 10am to 4pm. The Info Point provides interesting background information. A small museum is under construction.
Cemetery and museum Info Point
1190 Wien, Schrottenbachgasse 3
Tours will be conducted on
- 8. November
- 13. December
at 11am and 1pm.
Men are requested to wear a head covering while on the premises.
The tour lasts for approx. 90 minutes.
You will be required to sign a liability waiver before the tour begins. Access to the Jewish cemetery may be dangerous, owing to the age of the structures and the poor condition of the premises. In particular, all visitors should be aware of the serious risk of
- falling branches
- damaged tombs (borders and covers), and
- toppling gravestones
We would also like to advise that visitors should take particular care when walking around the site, as there are many holes in the ground and other uneven areas. Please pay close attention to the surface underfoot when visiting the cemetery. Leaning on gravestones is forbidden. The dangers described above could lead to serious injury, which is why the cemetery is not open to the general public. We therefore request that all visitors consider the possible dangers before entering the cemetery and decide whether you wish to take the risk. In particular, children and the elderly may find the uneven surface and damaged graves especially hazardous. When children or invalids visit the cemetery, their companions will need to be very attentive.