Jewish Life in Berlin Half Day Walking Tour

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3817JEW
Take a afternoon stroll through Berlin and its pre-war Jewish neighborhoods. Accompanied by an expert guide, Berlin's Jewish history will come alive on this fascinating walking tour. You'll visit all the major sites and buildings associated with the Jewish community in its heyday in the 18th and 19th centuries.


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Fully narrated tour
In the 1920s Berlin's Jewish community was the largest in Germany, numbering 200,000 at its height. From the early 1930s until 1945, the community was all but obliterated through immigration, persecution and finally the Holocaust.

On this afternoon 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 Grosse 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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
DEPART WEST BERLIN (13:30pm departures only):
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 (14:00pm 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.
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at the New Synagogue at 5:00pm

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West Berlin 13:30pm Departure

Departs from central meeting point in West Berlin at 13.30pm

USD $13.60
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Jewish Life in Berlin Half Day Walking Tour

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 2.70 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
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Indy R, June 2015

Our guide handled a sensitive situation very well.

Reviewed by: ALLEN S, June 2015

We thoroughly appreciated our tour with Carlos. He shared his knowledge with passion and perspective handling questions from the wide range of ages amongst our participants with focus on facts, poise, appropriate humor and candid comments. Thanks so much!
Sherry Grossman and Allen Spivack, Boston, MA

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Tour code: 3817JEW