It is essential that the Shoah Wall of Names Memorial be built in a significant location within the City of Vienna, where it will be easily accessible to a broad array of visitors. The site should however also offer a quiet environment, as befits a Place of Reverence. The Ostarrichi Park entirely satisfies these important requirements.
The Ostarrichi Park is located adjacent to the University of Vienna Campus. It is barely a few minutes away from the Ring, within easy reach of Subway and streetcars. Around the park however, there isn’t much street traffic. The site does therefore provide the quiet environment which visitors to the Memorial require and expect.
Being located beside the University gives the site of the Memorial a further, profound significance. Numerous young people of a new generation walk daily past the Ostarrichi Park site. On their way they’ll be able to stop by the Walls of Names, learn much about Austria’s past and be prompted to think about its future.
On the Ostarrichi Park site, the Memorial will make a striking impression. It will significantly enhance the esteem in which the City of Vienna and the Republic of Austria are held all over the world.