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The Austrian Hospice

Via Dolorosa 37 jerusalem

972 2 626 5800

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An insider secret, the rooftop of the Austrian Hospice boasts spectacular, 360-degree views of the Old City. Despite its location on a busy corner in the Muslim quarter, the hostel offers a peaceful oasis and a truly new perspective. While the views are the main draw, the 150-year-old building is also a center and dormitory for Austrian Catholic pilgrims and tourists. The British occupied the formidable structure during World War II, after which the Jordanians used it as a hospital until the 1980’s. If a craving for traditional Viennese delicacies strikes, the café serves schnitzel (an Israeli favorite), Sacher-torte and a number of other Austrian dishes.

Tip: See if you can identify the four quarters based solely on their differing rooftop architecture.

Written by Emma Pierce

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