Stories of Berlin’s Jewish Neighborhood Private Tour
This tour takes you to the Spandau suburb, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Berlin and once the epicentre of Jewish life. City history condenses here in a confined space, at the same time it is wonderful to stroll. The history of the Jewish community in Berlin goes back to 1671. Before the Second World War and the devastation of the Nazis, it was the largest Jewish community in Germany. After reunification, it began to flourish again and is now one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing in the world! While you hear about moving destinies, visit museums and monuments and stroll through the narrow streets of this neighbourhood, this career unfolds in your mind's eye.
Site of Berlin's first Synagogue
Site of the Rosenstrasse protests
Courtyards at Hackesche Hofe
Museum Otto Weidt
Stumbling Stones Project
Grosse Hamburger Strasse
Missing House Installation by the french artist Christian Boltanski
Jewish High School and former Jewish Nursing Home
Jewish Cemetery with a symbolic gravestone for Moses Mendelssohn
Abandoned Room Installation
Auguststrasse, one of the oldest streets in the neighbourhood and now the centre of the contemporary art scene
Former Jewish School for Girls
Residence of Regina Jonas
The tour focuses on today's lifestyle district around the Hackesche Hofe, beautifully restored courtyards in which charming boutiques, hip cafes and trendy galleries await guests. At the location of the first synagogue in Berlin, you will learn something about the origins of the Jewish community. You will visit Otto Weidt's former workshop for the blind, who was honoured as one of the Righteous Among the Nations because he saved the lives of many Jewish Berliners during the Nazi era.
The Grosse Hamburger Strasse, where the oldest Jewish cemetery in Berlin, the Jewish grammar school and the former Jewish nursing home are located, was of central importance to Jewish life. From here, thousands upon thousands of Jewish Berliners were deported to the Nazi concentration camps. In the cemetery, you can see the grave of honour of Moses Mendelssohn, an influential Jewish intellectual and representative of the Haskala, the Jewish Enlightenment.
The memorials and places of Jewish life are numerous and can be found at every turn, be it the former Jewish girls‚Äô school, today the address of chic restaurants and a gallery, or the home of Regina Jonas, the first rabbi in the world.
The most important architectural testimony to Berlin‚Äôs once-glamorous Jewish life is the New Synagogue, an impressive building from the 19th century and now a museum and cultural centre.
Pick up and drop off at your hotel
Private expert tour guide
Public transport ticket for the walking option
Private car or driver for the driving option
Nordsee, 4, Spandauer Stra√üe, Spandauer Vorstadt, Mitte, Berlin, 10178, Deutschland, Berlin, Berlin
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