Jewish Life in Berlin Half Day Walking Tour
- Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
- Small group ensures personal service
- Fully narrated tour
On this morning walking tour you'll see the sites of the first synagogue in Berlin; the Boys School, founded by Moses Mendelssohn in the 1780s; the Old Cemetery site on Gross Hamburger Strasse; and the spectacular New Synagogue, now rebuilt as a museum about the pre-war Jewish community and about the synagogue itself.
While you walk, you'll learn about the years of persecution from 1933 to 1945 by visiting the site of the main detention center used by the Nazis (the former Old People's Home). You'll hear about Otto Weidt and his workshop, and how he helped save the lives of many members of the Jewish community. You'll also see the site of the Women's Protest in 1943, perhaps the only mass protest against the Holocaust that ever took place.
This tour is recommended in the Goldapple Guide to Jewish Berlin by Andrew Roth.
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At the taxi stand at Zoo station (Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten). The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you.
DEPART EAST BERLIN (10:30am departures only):
Outside restaurant Weihenstephaner opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station. The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you.
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West Berlin 10am Departure
Departs from central meeting point in West Berlin at 10am
East Berlin 10:30am Departure
Departs from central meeting point in East Berlin at 10:30am
Jewish Life in Berlin Walking Tour
- Professional guide
- City map, including information regarding public transport and the best of Berlin's museums and nightlife!
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket (approx 2.10 Euros) that is available from your guide on the day, this is NOT necessary if you join the tour at the meeting point in East Berlin
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Reviewed by: shmuel r, August 2014
The tour was a great experience. The guide, Caroline, was excellent, highly knowledgeable, communicative and very pleasant.
Reviewed by: Diane E, July 2014
our guide was very well informed and made the trip very interesting. This is a worthwhile tour which is quite a lot of walking but is all on the flat.