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Concept and moderation: Marion Kuzmany / ARCH ON TOUR; in cooperation with Denise Landau

City tour: Patrizia Kindl

Guided tour in the Jewish Museum: Denise Landau

On the occasion of the current exhibition “Die Ephrussis. A journey through time ”in the Jewish Museum Vienna provides the Sunday tour with a comprehensive overview of the scenes of the European-Jewish family Ephrussi between history, architecture and art. Starting from Palais Ephrussi, the walk, enriched with historical facts and exciting anecdotes, leads to significant buildings in the city center and lets you experience them anew from the perspective of the Viennese branch of the Ephrussi family and their contemporaries.

The exhibition tour in the Jewish Museum in Palais Eskeles shows the family archive of the Ephrussi family, originally from Russia, their fate and travels in numerous objects, pictures and documents as well as 157 netsukes. Below is the rabbit with the amber eyes, around which Edmund de Waal - grandson of Elisabeth de Waal, who grew up in Palais Ephrussi and was born to Ephrussi - created his family novel of the same name.

For an exchange and a refreshing conclusion, a champagne reception in Café Eskeles will delight you.

PROGRAM , subject to change


Meeting point in front of the Palais Ephrussi, Universitätsring 14, 1010 Vienna

Guided walk to the scenes of the Ephrussis in Vienna:

Palais Ephrussi ( Theophil von Hansen  1872-73)

University of Vienna (Heinrich Ferstel, 1877-84)

Café Landtmann (interior design: Ernst Meller, 1929) in the Palais Lieben-Auspitz ( Carl Schumann , Ludwig Tischler  1873-74)

Burgtheater (Gottfried SemperKarl Freiherr von Hasenauer , 1874-88)


formerly Café Griensteidl in the Herberstein Palace (new building by Karl König, 1897)

Palais Eskeles (16th century, redesign by Kupka & Orglmeister, 1895):

Jewish Museum Vienna (conversions and courtyard roofing: Eichinger or Knechtl, 1996)

Guided tour through the current exhibition “ Die Ephrussis. A journey through time ”in the Jewish Museum Vienna

Champagne reception in Café Eskeles



Photos:  Archive ARCH ON TOUR, © Meta Kuzmany

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