Jewish Life in Berlin, Half-Day Guided Tour

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Joel Fulleda

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Take a morning walk through Berlin and its pre-war Jewish quarters. Accompanied by an expert guide, Berlin's Jewish history will come alive on this fascinating guided walking tour. You will visit all the major sites and buildings associated with the Jewish community in its heydays of the 18th and 19th centuries.


  • Done in English
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Personalized service for small groups
  • Fully commented visit

During this morning walking tour, you will see the domes of the first synagogue in Berlin; the Boys' School, founded by Moses Mendelssohn in the 1780s; the site of the Old Cemetery at Grosse Hamburger Strasse, and the spectacular New Synagogue, now a pre-war museum of the Jewish community and the synagogue itself.

As you walk, you'll learn about the years of persecution from 1933 to 1945 as you visit the site of the main detention center used by the Nazis (the former people's retirement home). You will hear about Otto Weidt and his workshop, helping to save many lives of members of the Jewish community. You will also see the site of the woman's reservation in 1943, perhaps the only mass protest against the Holocaust that ever took place.

This tour is recommended in the Goldapple Jewish Guide to Berlin by Andrew Roth.

Detailed schedule

Starting point :
DEPARTURE East Berlin:
Outside the restaurant opposite the Weihenstephaner Hackescher Markt S-Bahn. The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you.

DEPARTURE West Berlin :
At the taxi stand at the Zoo station (Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten). The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will meet you there.

Return details:
Ends at the New Synagogue around 13:00 p.m.

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