The Austrian Pilgrim Guesthouse offers rooms with bath/shower as well as dormitories of different sizes for your stay. 124 beds in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem. And of course: a Viennese coffee-shop with the delicacies of home.
Please plan well in advance! If you intend to travel with a group, 16 months advance notice is recommended. Get in touch with us! We are happy to help you plan your pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Go directly to booking enquiries here.
We were able to open our new “Casa Austria” in April 2019. 11 additional rooms offer our guests and volunteers more comfort and a calm atmosphere away from the main building.
You press the buzzer of a barely conspicuous door on the Via Dolorosa. And you gain access to an institution that would not look out of place on Vienna’s Ringstrasse.
The Austrian Hospice Café Triest brings the charm of Viennese coffee-house culture to the Orient. Whether in the Kaiserstüberl or outside on the terrace – the largest freely accessible green space in the Old City – the café is the ideal place to pause and refresh yourself over a Viennese mélange and apple strudel during your visit to the Old City of Jerusalem.
Schnitzel and Sachertorte are also available, of course, served by our local staff or by one of our young volunteers from Austria. In time-honoured fashion.
Our Café Triest is also open to guests who are not staying with us. The kitchen with local and Austrian specialties is open until 9 pm, the coffee-shop closes at 10 pm. Open daily from 10 in the morning.
Our historic chapel is the spiritual focus of our house. Its present appearance dates from 1909.
Holy Mass in our house chapel:
Mon – Sat 9.15 a.m.
Sun 11 a.m.
Given that we receive pilgrims from around the globe, Holy Masses are also celebrated in German / Latin. Changes to the times are possible depending on the wishes of individual pilgrim groups. Please check times with email@example.com.
If you would like to celebrate Holy Mass with your pilgrim group and accompanying clerics at other times, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The salon on the first floor of the house once served as a dining room for pilgrims. Today it is used for concerts and readings. The educational music programmes run by our Academy also take place there. You too can use it – to gather with your group, to meet local experts, to prepare for the next day
Schwester Bernadette Terasse
The roof terrace has been re-designed and offers an impressive view over the Old City of Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, and up to the Mount of Olives. On a clear day the mountains of Jordan can be seen in the distance.
Thanks to its almost effortless accessibility by lift to the 2nd floor, it is the perfect place to take memorable photos.
Price per person: 5 NIS (Free entry for in-house-guests)
Opening hours: daily from 10 a.m. til 10 p.m.
© Valentin Maierhofer, Levi Tauchner