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Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Berlin

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Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Berlin

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Overview

Develop a greater understanding of Berlin’s Jewish community, both past and present, on this guided small-group walking tour. Explore Berlin’s former Jewish quarter and learn about the city’s Jewish heritage from the 17th century to today. See landmark sites like the Old Jewish Cemetery, the New Synagogue, the courtyards of Hackesche Höfe and more. Also, visit 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.
  • Walking tour of Berlin’s old Jewish district and landmarks with a professional guide
  • Uncover Berlin’s Jewish heritage and learn about its Jewish community from the 17th century on
  • See the Rosenstrasse Memorial and explore the courtyards of Hackesche Höfe and the old Jewish cemetery
  • Witness the poignant Missing House and memorial to the 1938 November pogrom
  • Choose to visit the Otto Weidt Museum, where blind and deaf Jews gained protection from the Nazis
  • Stop to admire the stunning New Synagogue with its magnificent dome
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Departure Point

Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Meeting point: outside FRIEDRICHSTRASSE TRAIN STATION, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Oranienburger Str. 28-30, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Die Hackeschen Hoefe
Old Jewish Quarter, Stumbling Stones (Stolpersteine)
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt
Otto Weidt Museum- Workshop for the Blind
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Missing House
The Missing House- 1990
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Alter Juedischer Friedhof
Old Jewish Cemetery, Moses Mendelssohn, Jewish Retirement Home, Jewish school
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum
New Synagogue, 9th November 1938 Kristalnacht, Night of the Broken Glass
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; good walking shoes are recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Insider Tour Berlin

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

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Berlin?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Berlin?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Berlin.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Berlin?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Berlin.

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star-5
Jewish Walking Tour
marci125
, Oct 2019
Fabulous and informative tour with Daphna. She was really knowledgeable about all subjects and the walk covered all interesting sites
star-5
Amazing experience
Alan A
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide Sharon was so knowledgeable and gave us such a lovely insight into the history of the Jews in Berlin. The monument to the Rosenstrafze uprising was a highlight and inspiring! Highly recommended!!!
star-4
Good historical summary
Aligold
, Oct 2019
This tour gave a good summary of the the Jewish experience from way back to the 13 th century but mainly focused on nazi Germany and beyond. Too much apologizing about poor English which wasn’t really that bad however if the guide is not comfortable in English they should give a tour in the language of their comfort. Sparse on landmarks (as most are gone) but covered what was available well. I would prefer a tour where my opinions and experiences were not put down. It inhibits questions and dialogue
star-5
Happy with the Jewish group tour
Julie Z
, Aug 2019
There were not many options beyond very expensive private tour guides when it came to taking a tour of Berlin's Jewish history. We were very happy to find this reasonable option. Omer was very friendly and open to questions about the topic at hand and Berlin in general.
star-5
5 Star Tour
gbnmom
, Jun 2019
Guide was very professional providing history of Berlin as a city. Then related the history of Jews in Berlin; how Frederick the Great invited Jews from Austria to settle in Prussia. With this background in mind we enjoyed a 3 hour walk throughout the areas of Jewish interest including a view of the New Synagogue which was partly rebuilt after the war. A very worthwhile tour.
star-5
EXCELLENT INFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE
stevetayl0r
, Jun 2019
Lior is a truly wonderful guide. His knowledge and involvement makes the tour come alive. One can see his respect for the tour content and his knowledge is deep.
star-5
Ariel was a wonderful guide!
Susan G
, Jun 2019
We enjoyed our walk and talk with Ariel although the size of the group was record-breakingly large. Still, it was easy for all to keep up and we covered much of the Jewish sites.
star-5
A Must See Tour
Nomad16872245306
, Apr 2019
Excellent and informative tour. Orit was an engaging and eloquent guide. Would highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Loved this tour. I believe our...
MARC G
, Aug 2018
Loved this tour. I believe our guide's name was Omer. He is an Israeli who moved to Berlin a number of years ago. He was very passionate about the subject matter. Our group was quite small so the conversations felt very personal and intimate. Despite the unbelievable heat, the time passed quickly and we covered quite a bit of ground and history. Yes! - this is a must-do while in Berlin
star-4
Jewish Heritage Walking tour of Berlin
afields46
, Jul 2018
Knowledgeable and very cost effective. Well worth it. A private tour would have cost several hundred dollars and almost all sites were included in this tour.

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