Vienna audio tour: Vienna and the Holocaust: From Tragedy to Justice

Vienna and the Holocaust: From Tragedy to Justice

Walking Tour

90 mins

About the Tour

This walking tour is an essential introduction to Vienna’s role in the Holocaust. It tells the story of Viennese Jews throughout the city’s history, with a focus on the Holocaust and the post-war years when justice was being sought. If you like overlooked history, forgotten stories, and off-the beaten path places, this walk through the center of Vienna will be right up your alley (and we’ll be wandering down a few of those too!)

We’ll explore locations with links to Jewish Vienna that aren’t often found on tourist maps. Along the way, you’ll learn about Simon Wiesenthal, the greatest ‘Nazi hunter’ of all time, and how many of his efforts eventually led to justice.

You can look forward to hearing about:

• Jewish Vienna’s history, and Austria’s role in the Holocaust
• The original site of the Gestapo headquarters
• Stadt Temple
• “The Nameless Library”, the central memorial for Austrian victims of the Holocaust
• Leopoldstadt, Vienna’s thriving Jewish community
• The O5 headquarters, the most prominent pro-Austrian resistance group

Whether it’s your first time in Vienna or you’re a curious history buff eager to uncover the city’s hidden corners, this 90-minute walk will keep you captivated and have you yearning for more intriguing tales.

Tour Producer


Raymond and Krista White

Hi! We're the White's and our motto is travel, curiosity, and adventure. Having lived all over the world as Diplomats and professional travelers for more than 20 years, we love to explore off the beaten path places and learn about unknown history and unique facts. We hope you come and explore with us and learn something new. Also, please check out our website

Major Landmarks

  • Leopoldstadt Temple

  • Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies

  • Stadt Temple

  • O5 Headquarters

  • Jewish Memorial

  • Rathaus

  • Burg Theater

  • Hofburg Palace

  • Palace of Parliament

  • Kunsthistorische museum

  • Museum of Natural History

Directions to Starting Point

The tour begins at Praterstrasse 70/2 in front of a beautifully refurbished Venetian palace built in 1899 as part of an Italian Quarter in Vienna. Above the building you’ll see the winged Saint-Marc Lion of Venice above the entryway.

How to get here:
U-Bahn: U1 Nestroyplatz, Praterstern;
U2 Praterstern
Bahn: S1, S2, S3, S4, S7
Straßenbahn: 5, O
Bus: 5B, 80A, 82A

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Places to stop along the way

Our tour ends at the statue between the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Museum of Natural History. Both museums are well worth visiting after your tour!

Best time of day

This tour can be enjoyed anytime day or night


Be mindful of traffic in the city. Be respectful at religious sites.


Very helpful tour to understand what happened in Vienna during Nazi regime. Extremely well researched and equipped with astonishing details I did not know about despite living in Vienna for several years. Well done Whites!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 6 months ago

Thank you so much for taking the walking tour and for your support. Glad you enjoyed it!

Posted by Raymond and Krista , 6 months ago

Super tour for locals. Great for friends and family visiting now that Austria has opened up its borders. Best money I have spent in a long time.

Posted by Cam , 7 months ago

So glad you enjoyed the self-guided walking tour and learned something new about your own backyard. Agreed — this is a great outdoor activity especially during these COVID times! Thank you for the positive feedback!

Posted by Raymond and Krista , 6 months ago

Wow. Everyone should take this tour. Fascinating!

Posted by Logan , 8 months ago

Thank you so much for the positive feedback. It was incredibly intriguing doing the research!

Posted by Raymond and Krista , 6 months ago

I am not from Vienna but have traveled extensively and this is one of the most in depth walking tours I have taken. Bravo!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 8 months ago

So glad you liked it! This self-guided tour is a great way to see off the beaten path locations or to “learn while you walk.” I hope you enjoyed it at your own pace!

Posted by Raymond and Krista , 6 months ago
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Vienna and the Holocaust: From Tragedy to Justice