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Austrians in Jerusalem

Tour about the Austrian Community

Some Important details

  • תאריכון

    Date and time

    Hebrew only:

    June 27, June 29 | 4:00pm

    Tour Length: 2.5 hrs

  • מחיר

    Cost

    40 NIS

  • מדריך

    Guide

    Rachel Arad

Among the different empires that were active in Jerusalem in the 19th century was the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Kaiser, noblemen, researchers and adventurers – everyone came to Jerusalem. Institutions were established here, bringing with them modernity and known for their effectiveness, such as the Austrian “post”. Learn about the Austrians and the institutions they founded in the city, personalities from the community who were active in Jerusalem, and the contribution of the Austrian Jews to the Jewish Quarter.

Additionally, hear about the visit of Kaiser Franz Joseph, examine the original model of Jerusalem made by Stephan Illes, view the Austrian post building, tour among sites in the Jewish quarter connected to the contribution of Austrian Jews, and tell the famous legend about the donation of the dome of the Tiferet Israel Synagogue. Finish by visiting the Austrian hospice and ascending to its rooftop for an expansive observation point on the Old City.

Meeting Point: Tower of David Jerusalem Museum

Tour includes entrance to a church, please dress modestly (no sleeveless shirts or shorts)
Advance registration required | Number of spaces is limited

Photo credit: Aya A. Ismail

Tickets purchased on the website can be canceled within 14 days of purchase, but not less than 7 business days from the date of the event. Requests for ticket cancellations must be sent in writing to: [email protected]

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