Discover Jewish culture and life in Germany
The image of the city of Frankfurt is defined by the contribution of the German Jews to culture, science, politics and business. The Jewish Museum and the new Historical Museum devote themselves to the history of the Jewish communities in Frankfurt and Germany. Topics include the beginnings of the Jewish settlement in the 12th century, the struggle for social integration and the new beginnings of Jewish communities after 1945. Basic commodities, as well as cult and art objects depict everyday life and festivals in the synagogue and at home.
Frankfurt "Judengasse" Museum / Jewish Lane reopened, the archeological excavations from 1462 and a revamped new museum can be explored, the old cemetery from 1270 can be visited, the new Jewish memorial are waiting for your discovery. Highlights: In May starts an exhibition on looted art.
Special requests can be organized: visit of the synagogue, historical research, visit of the Philantropin & other cultural highlights of Frankfurt
Discovery of the Jewish neighbourhood (escavations) from the 15th century and visit of the old cemetery (1270)
New Jewish Memorial
The hotspots of the moment in town
This tour can be modified according to your requests and personal tastes and research regarding your personal heritage can be done.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Frankfurt Airport Arrivals Level in either Terminal 1 or 2 or any other place / hotel / square.
End location: I can take you back to your hotel, or leave you wherever you wish.
Duration: 5 hours
Metro and walking. It is a walking tour (pls. wear comfortable shoes) but other mode of transportation can be arranged at additional cost.
My expertise as a private guide / docent for German Jewish history and culture for the Jewish Museum of Frankfurt in Frankfurt and my work as interpreter and translator and editor for different international institutions.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 € - for transportation, meals & drinks
Entrance fees / € 6 for the museum, subway ticket or cab.
I am not a licensed driver, but can hire a licensed driver if requested. Please let me know and I'll make a Custom Tour for you that includes car/chauffeur
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Barbara is a great tour guide. She is very knowledgeable and enjoyable to be with.