Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Berlin

Summary

Begin this half-day walking tour with a meet-and-greet with an expert local guide in East Berlin at the Hackescher Markt train station. Then set out to explore the city's Jewish heritage, from the days of its first 17th-century immigrants, through the horror of the Holocaust, to the present day.  Along the way, learn about some of Berlin’s past Jewish residents who changed the world as we know it, like Albert Einstein and philosopher Moses Mendelssohn.  Visit the site of the Old Synagogue, which was destroyed in World War II, and the “Block of Women” memorial to the women’s uprising of 1943, a peaceful attempt to save their Jewish husbands and fathers from deportation by the SS and the Gestapo. Also, see the heritage site of Hackesche Höfe; the Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt, a 1940s-era factory where workshop owner Otto Weidt protected his blind and deaf Jewish workers from persecution during the Holocaust; and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Finally, visit the 19th-century New Synagogue, one of Berlin’s most significant Jewish landmarks. It was the main synagogue of the Berlin Jewish community and an important architectural monument of late 19th-century Berlin. Today, it is home to the Centrum Judaicum, which traces the history of the building and the life associated with it. Feel free to enter the synagogue (own expense) as the tour concludes.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

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.

What’s included?

  • Local guide

  • Free map of Berlin

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

  • Entry/Admission - Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

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Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

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