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Stadttempel Synagogue

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Address: Seitenstettengasse 4 | Innere Stadt, Vienna 1010, Austria

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Stadttempel Synagogue is situated in a quiet corner of Vienna downtown just next to the busy streets. Grand building restored after unfamous Kristalnacht is a heart of the Jewish... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Stadttempel Synagogue is situated in a quiet corner of Vienna downtown just next to the busy streets. Grand building restored after unfamous Kristalnacht is a heart of the Jewish community. Unforgettable atmosphere, nice cantor singing, I was there for the first time on Shabbat but was warmly greeted by the members of community. Shabbat meals were delicious. But to be... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I contacted the Stadttempel as I was going to be traveling during Yom Kippur and wanted to still attend services during my travels. I contacted the Synagogue weeks before the High Holidays to ask if it's ok I attend Yom Kippur services. The kind lady me back and said I may attend. She said to send copies of my passport... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

There are tours at 1130 and 2:00 p.m. and cost 5 Euros. It looks like a regular building but you will see two police officers nearby. Line up outside and then be prepared to go through security. Bring your passport. The synagogue is beautiful and the history is fascinating and lamentable. The only reason this synagogue survived is because it... More 

2 Thank Fran337
Yakima, Washington
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This beautiful synagogue is tucked away in the Jewish quarter and you would not know from the outside what it was. It was the only Synagogue to survive WWII in Vienna - be prepared for security at the door. The interior has been restored and staff there are available to tell its story.

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

There are 2 tours each day, except at Saturday I would assume, at 11 am and 2 pm. It is 5 Euros entrance fee and you need to take your passports. This is a very old and beautiful synagogue with a great history which will be relayed to tourists by a guide, included in the tour.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is a place I had to visit on this trip as homage to my father's family who fled before the war. I attended Friday night services last evening and they were beautiful. It is a unique combination of Orthodox and Reform as the Cantor has a Choir. Men and women sit separately. Services were SRO. Everyone was very friendly... More 

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montgomery county md
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had a tour with the history of this synagogue, which was the only one of 23 not burned by the Nazi's- and is still functioning. Restoration is ongoing and the interior is stunning, along with its long and interesting history.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

We purchased tickets for a tour of the Synagogue. The guide provided little information about the history of the Synagogue or the people. Guide preferred to discuss local politics which distracted from the reason why we were there. The administration people meet in the sanctuary during the tour and were so loud that you could not hear. The last item... More 

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staten island
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Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Historical for Jew and non Jew alike. See where Mahler , Schubert , Freud , Adler and others congregated. Excellent presentation by local historian.

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Reviewed 29 August 2015

The Stadttempel Synagogue is a beautiful synagogue located in the heart of Vienna. It was built by an opera house architect and it truly shows with its great design. The synagogue offers a tour Monday-Thursday at 11:30 and 14:00 and it is a fantastic guided tour led by Mally Shaked. She is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the history of... More 

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