Though one of Vienna’s prettiest little squares, Judenplatz, northwest of Stephansdom, is dominated by a deliberately bleak concrete Holocaust Memorial by British sculptor Rachel Whiteread. The square marks the site of the medieval Jewish ghetto and you can view the foundations of a fourteenth-century synagogue at the excellent Museum Judenplatz at no. 8, which brings something of medieval Jewish Vienna to life. Buy a joint ticket (€10) to also visit the intriguing Jüdisches Museum, Dorotheergasse 11, a museum of Jewish tradition and culture.

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The surprising history of sex in Central Europe

The surprising history of sex in Central Europe

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Austria's KäseStrasse: the hike that's a cheese-lover's dream

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