The association now offers a small exhibition in addition to access to the cemetery grounds on its opening days (the dates can be found here) .
In the room where the ritual cleansing of the corpse (Hebrew: Tahara) and the ceremonies of farewell took place, the new permanent exhibition offers a historical, religious, cultural and also emotional approach to the cemetery. Objects from the cemetery grounds and artistically designed panels, some with newly discovered images and documents, convey the multiple expansions, its desecration and neglect, and its rescue from decay. The cemetery is a mirror of its community and a Viennese cultural site: a jewel of the Biedermeier period, but with an independent Jewish character, a place of remembrance for important personalities, but also the final resting place of almost 30,000 “little people”.
Concept, curation and texts: Martha Keil/Institute for Jewish History of Austria (Injoest)
Architecture: KENH Architekten ZT Gmbh
Graphic design: Atelier Renate Stockreiter
For the support we would like to thank: Stadt Wien Kultur, Ariel Muzicant, Susanne Schober-Bendixen
Lighting design: Gunther Ferencsin-Junick
Lithography: Manfred Kostal/pixelstorm
Production: museom service gmbh, Glatzl Objektbeschriftung, Schilderwerkstatt Michael Waismayer
English translation: Tim Corbett
Editing: Sabine Hödl/Injoest
Schrottenbachgasse 3, 1190 Vienna
The next guided tours and the online registration form can be found here
Guided tours always take place at 11:00 and 13:00.
Men are requested to wear headgear.
The tour lasts about 90 minutes.
Important Notice: Before the start of the tour, you must sign a liability statement. You can find details