Berlin - Jewish history and present - Private tour


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Activity Level



Other, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Explaining a city might get pretty boring sometimes for youngsters...can your child cope? We'll try to let it move as much as possible!

Deeper information on Third Reich would require at least 12 years of age.

Friendly: Yes.
Sidewalks are not always easy for wheelchairs.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (conversational), German (fluent), Italian (basic), Spanish (fluent)

Jewish life around the Synagogue, 3 - hour walking tour

Before Hitler, a third of German Jews lived in Berlin. Lots of traces can be found in the area around the New Synagogue and Hackescher Markt. The visit of the small, most impressive museum of Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind shows us where a family was hidden until deportation, the New Synagogue shines with splendour, we'll see the former Jewish Girl's School and Jewish Hospital as well as the oldest Jewish Cemetery with Moses Mendelssohn's tomb stone.

We can also visit the Jewish Museum, a fascinating building by Daniel Libeskind, or the Holocaust Memorial. Find more options for Jewish history in my 6 - hour tour with van, tour # 6381.


Walking around the area Hackescher Markt, Rosenstrasse Memorial, Stumble Stones, Oranienburger Strasse with New Synagogue, Tucholsky- and Auguststrasse, former Jewish Girl School and Jewish Hospital, nowadays Jewish High School, former Jewish Cemetery and inner city deportation camp, Workshop of the Blind Museum.

Itineraries may change due to weather conditions and/or your interests.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

This tour can be expanded to 6 hours.


Walking; taxi or public transport if needed

What’s Included

Other: My services are included. The Workshop of the Blind is for free.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 EUR - Food, drinks, museums

What’s Extra

Other: Museums or New Synagogue tickets, food or beverages, taxi or public transport fee.

A Recent Review of this tour

As a professor leading a group of university students on a Holocaust Study Trip, Janna was the perfect guide for our group. She was very interactive and constantly asked the students questions, encouraging them to think, wonder, and approach what we were learning critically. In other words, she was as much a teacher as she was a tour guide. In particular, Janna was an excellent guide for the Jewish Museum - we would not have gotten as much out of that visit as we did if we had not gone with her.
Jodi van Dompseler

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