Stadttempel

sights / Religious

Stadttempel information

Vienna , Austria
Address
Street 01, Seitenstettengasse 4
Telephone
+43 531 041 11
Getting there
metro Stephansplatz, Schwedenplatz
More information
www.jmw.at
Prices
tours adult/child €4/free
Opening hours
guided tours 11.30am & 2pm Mon-Thu
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Lonely Planet review

Vienna’s main synogogue was completed in 1826 after Toleranzpatent reforms by Joseph II in the 1780s granted rights to Vienna’s Jews to practise their religion. This paved the way for improved standing for Jews and brought a rise in fortunes. Built in an exquisite Biedermeier style, the main prayer room is flanked by 12 ionic columns and is capped by a cupola.

The synagogue seats about 500 people. Visitors of the Jewish faith can phone (Hebrew, English and German spoken) for more information about services. Arrive early to register with security, and bring your passport.