Private Tour: Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Berlin

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Germany, Germany, Berlin
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  • 4 hours
  • Berlin
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Trace the story of Berlin’s Jewish community on this private 4-hour walking tour. Accompanied by your own guide, head for Berlin’s Jewish quarter to discover the history of the city’s Jews from the 17th century to today. See the New Synagogue and Old Jewish Cemetery, and wander around Hackesche Höfe as you hear tales of the working class Jewish immigrants who lived here. Visit poignant World War II landmarks such as the Otto Weidt Museum, and see the station Platform 17 (Gleis 17) from where many Jews were deported.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Meet your guide at your central Berlin hotel and set off on foot to begin your private walking tour. As a curtain raiser, get a fascinating introduction to Berlin's Jewish heritage and culture from your guide, starting from when Jewish immigrants arrived in the city in the 17th century through the horrors of World War II to current times.

As you stroll, ask your private guide any questions you may have, and learn about Berlin Jews such as Albert Einstein and philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. Hear about the rise of devastating anti-Semitism in the early 20th century, the fates of Berlin's Jews during WWII, and how the city is now home to one of the world’s fastest-growing Jewish communities.

See the site of the Old Synagogue and the Rosenstrasse Memorial or ‘Block of Women’ sculpture that honors the 1943 women’s protests that took place here. View the former Jewish boys’ school and the cemetery, where Mendelssohn is buried, and see the memorial to the November 1938 pogroms against the city's Jews.

Stop at the Missing House, where a house inhabited by Jews used to stand, and explore the Hackesche Höfe, home to many working class Jewish immigrants before the war.

Visit the Otto Weidt Museum, a workshop whose owner Weidt protected blind and deaf Jewish workers during the Third Reich, and head to Berlin-Grunewald Station to see the Platform 17 (Gleis 17) memorial that marks a key deportation site of Jews between 1941 and 1942. Stop, too, at the 19th-century New Synagogue to view its magnificent exterior.

Your tour concludes here, leaving you free to go inside the synagogue independently (own expense). Alternatively, ask your guide to escort you back to your hotel.

Inclusions
  • Private guide

Exclusions
  • Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket, 2.70 Euro
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; good walking shoes are recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide in English, German or Hebrew
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Your centrally located Berlin hotel


Return Details

Concludes in central Berlin or original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours

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

User's Reviews

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Marc S

Nicholai was an excellent guide, he knew everything about the Jewish community in Berlin from the 1500- present.. We had our 10 and 12 year olds with us and he was very patient, understanding and accommodating. We would highly recommend this tour it was terrific!!

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Rosalind C

As this was my first visit to Berlin I wanted an informed tour and we were not disappointed.
Finn our guide was most knowledgable, his history of the city and facts where appreciated by all.

I have left this city with a greater understanding and insight.
Rosalind C

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