Jewish Heritage Walking Tour Of Berlin

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Overview

Chart the twisting fortunes of Berlin’s Jews through the ages on this 4-hour walking tour. With a knowledgeable guide, explore the Jewish quarter to learn about the city's Jewish communities from the 17th century on. View the Old Jewish Cemetery and New Synagogue, explore the Hackesche Höfe, once home to Jewish immigrants, and choose to visit other sites such as the Otto Weidt Museum, whose Jewish workers were protected in the dangerous days of the Third Reich. With numbers limited to 15 people, this small-group tour promises a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Led by a local guide

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Meet your guide at the start point in either West or East Berlin, and then set off to explore the city's Jewish heritage, from the days of its first 17th-century immigrants through the terrors of the Holocaust to the present day.
As you walk, learn about history-changing Berlin Jews such as Albert Einstein and philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, and chart the twists in the fortunes of the Jewish community, particularly during the devastating anti-Semitism of the 20th century and World War II. Hear, too, how Berlin is now home to one of the world’s fastest-growing Jewish communities.
See the site of the Old Synagogue and pause at the Rosenstrasse Memorial or ‘Block of Women’ monument. Hear from your guide how it honors the brave women who protested here in 1943 to save their Jewish husbands and fathers who were being held by the Nazis nearby.
View the former Jewish boys’ school, where a plaque celebrates Mendelssohn, one of its founders, and see the cemetery, where he is buried.
Stop at the Missing House, a gap in a row of buildings that marks where a house inhabited by Jews stood before being destroyed in WWII. Then, delve into the Hackesche Höfe, a complex of restored old courtyards that housed many poor Jewish immigrants before the war.
Next, visit the moving Otto Weidt Museum (own expense), a workshop where Weidt protected his blind and deaf Jewish workers during the Third Reich. Tour the original workshop rooms and learn how Weidt’s efforts have earned him the moniker of the ‘Schindler of Berlin.’
Finally, stop at the 19th-century New Synagogue to admire its stunning façade and dome as your guide explains its history. Your tour ends here, leaving you free to go inside the synagogue independently (own expense) or make your own way back to your hotel.
Please note: The order of activities as described above may change of the day of your tour.

Inclusions for Jewish Heritage Walking Tour Of Berlin

  • Local guide

Exclusions for Jewish Heritage Walking Tour Of Berlin

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket, 2.70 Euro
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide in English and German

Youth pricing applies to all travelers under the age of 26 years

A moderate amount of walking is involved; good walking shoes are recommended

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • I highly recommend this fascinating tour! Our tour guide was a graduate student in Jewish Philosophy, and she covered a great deal of material the origins and development of Berlin's Jewish community, the Holocaust, and beyond in a highly engaging fashion. She moved from the macro to the micro and back - juxtaposing historical overviews with anecdotes about particular individuals. She even touched upon the contributions of luminaries such as Moses Mendelssohn to the Jewish philosophical tradition and, generations later, the thriving Berlin Jewish intellectual community of the Weimar Republic.

  • Incredibly informative and interesting. There was so much that we did not know about prior to the tour even though we considered ourselves fairly well-informed about Jewish life in Berlin just before as well as during World War 2. Our Israeli tour guide had all the facts at her fingertips, answering many questions about the Jewish community in Berlin, both before the war, and also at the present time. I would highly recommend this tour.

  • Our guide Ariel knew the subject matter very well and also did a good job managing the logistics including breaks for food and bathroom. Highly recommended.

  • The tour guide Asap was very knowledgeable. Buying this tour on. Viator was a nightmare. They didn't give details about where to meet, the tour company they booked and that you needed a train ticket. I ran back and forth for 45 minutes trying to find the tour almost missing it. The first two people I asked at Insider tours nice heard of Viator the third person was a charm and told me the tour was through them and ready to leave I was there an hour early You can just show up at Insider tour and go on it.

    Do not book a tour if they haven't provided details about the meeting place.

  • We enjoy this tour with our guide Oren. It was very interesting.

  • Maybe we misunderstood what the tour was about? It was really a history lesson which at times wasn't that interesting unless you were of the Jewish faith. It was also a very cold day and we were stood around for long periods just listening but thinking about keeping warm. The visit to the factory of Otto the Berlin Schindler the brush maker was very interesting and brought home the plight of the Berlin Jews during WW2. For us the tour needed to be more interesting and to move around to other points of interest.

  • Our guide, Oren S, was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. We could never have found these places on our own. We learned a great deal about Jewish life in Berlin, both before and after WWII.

  • Our guide, Tal, was very good, we very much enjoyed the tour. she was very knowledgeable and interesting, but I was irritated that she skipped the lunch break so that we could end the tour earlier, even though everyone agreed to it except for me. We learnt a lot and it was a very good tour, but not quite as good as the four hour walking tour with the other company.

  • Oner was really good!

  • A great tour--we learned so much.

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