Jewish Berlin's Destruction & Rebirth: 4-Hour Walking Tour
- See Berlin's Jewish Quarter, the New Synagogue, and the Workshop for the Blind
- Learn about Berlin's Jewish life and culture, from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust
- Learn about Mendelssohn, Einstein, and the Berlin Jews who made an impact
- Discover Berlin's flourishing Jewish community in the present day, and find out where to eat kosher
- Explore Hackescher Markt and Hackesche Höfe
From Moses Mendelssohn to Albert Einstein, Berlin's Jews have been responsible for some of the most significant events in intellectual and cultural development. Yet their achievements came against a backdrop of anti-Semitic harassment and discrimination which, after seething for centuries, eventually devastated Europe, and the rest of the world, more recently than many of us would like to think.
See the magnificent New Synagogue, and hear its incredible story, which mirrors the tale of Jews in Berlin before, during, and after Nazi persecution.
See where non-Jews risked their lives in order to hide their Jewish neighbors, including the Workshop for the Blind, where one courageous Berliner risked his own life to save those of his Jewish employees. See the site of the ancient Jewish-Cemetry where Mendelssohn is still buried, and acquaint yourself with his significance in philosophy and Jewish history.
Walk in the footsteps of working-class Jewish immigrants who dreamed of a better world. Hear the stories of women who aspired to be Rabbis, and the rich who desired poverty. Discover what it means, and what it once meant, to be a Jewish Berliner.
- 4-hour tour with English-speaking guide
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Public transport tickets
Prepare for the activity
East Meeting Point (10:30): In front of 'AM to PM' bar and restaurant at Hackescher Markt train station. Please note that as of April 1st 2020, tours will meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 BerlinOpen in Google Maps ⟶
• As of April 1st 2020, tours will meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.