The Judenplatz is located in the Inner City (1st district), in medieval times the center of Jewish life in Vienna.

The square is the setting for the Holocaust Memorial by British artist Rachel Whiteread and a statue of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.

The medieval Jordan House (number 2) is one of the oldest buildings in Vienna. Its façade is still adorned with a Gothic relief depicting, among other elements, the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. The house of the Gastgewerbeschule (number 3-4) was one of Mozart's residences in Vienna. The house number 11 was the Bohemian Court Chancellery, built at the beginning of the 18th century based on the plans of Fischer von Erlach, today the Constitutional Court.

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