Jewish Berlin

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Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



German (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

The history of the Jews in Berlin from the middle ages to the Third Reich - Walking Tour

The history of Jews in Berlin begins in the Middle Ages and is marked by periods of tolerance, oppression , torture, execution, and expulsion. Until the modern era they were repeatedly banished, accused of spreading the plague, desecration, and even murdering a Prince.
The first Jewish community dates back to 1671 when, after an absence of one hundred years, they are again admitted to Brandenburg.
The road to emancipation, and economic and social integration, will last over two centuries. This economic and intellectual success generated jealousies accentuated by growing anti-Semitism. Adolf Hitler's rise to power in 1933 put an end to this prosperity and stopped with the deportation of millions to concentration camps.
We will follow in the footsteps of this history from the Middle Ages to the present.
Also we will become acquainted with the personalities who left their mark in Berlin: Moses Mendelssohn, Veitel Heine Ephraim, Henriette Herz, Wilfrid Israel, Hermann Tietz and Regine Jonas, to name a few.


Location of Moses Mendelssohn House
Rosenstrasse memorial
Workshop for the blind
Jewish School
Jewish cemetery
Home of the first woman rabbi
New Synagogue

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In front of the Ephraim-Palais, Poststraße 16
10178 Berlin
Or at a location previously agreed.

End location: New Synagogue or Station "Hackescher Markt"

Duration: 3 hours



What’s Included

Other: My services as a certified professional tour guide
Maps and photos of the historical Berlin

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Euros - for drinks or snacks

What’s Extra

Other: Any personal purchases or expenses, entry in museum, public transport fares, taxi fares etc.

Private tour guide Nicole G.

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