The Austrian Hospice of the Holy Family in Jerusalem, which opened its doors in 1863, was the first national pilgrims' guesthouse in the Holy Land. In the spirit of our foundation and our history, our guests are primarily Austrian pilgrims and those from German-speaking regions, as well as from those countries that were part of the Habsburg monarchy at the time of our founding.
The Austrian Hospice is located in the Old City of Jerusalem, directly on the Via Dolorosa. From here you can easily visit the holy places, for example the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall or - on the other side of the Kidron Valley - the Mount of Olives.
Amidst the bustling street life of the Old City, the Austrian Hospice offers visitors an oasis of tranquility. Built in the style of Vienna's Ringstrasse palaces, the pilgrims' hospice invites you to linger awhile.
Find serenity in our private chapel, enjoy the breathtaking views from our rooftop terrace or relax in the garden of our Viennese coffee-house.
The famed Austrian hospitality is also reflected in our cuisine. In addition to local Oriental specialties, we also serve goulash soup, schnitzel, Sachertorte and apple strudel. Our coffee-shop uses exclusively Julius Meinl products.