6-Hour In-Depth Tour of Jewish Berlin
- Local guide with an academic background
- Private groups of no more than 10 people per tour
- Visit the Old and New Synagogues
- Experience the oldest Jewish Cemetery in Berlin
- Museum of Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind
- Taste authentic Jewish donuts!
- Roam Berlin and re-live the ancient city
Learn about ancient Berlin and roam along Jüdenstraße, one of the city’s oldest Jewish streets. On the tour you will walk to New Market Square which is one of the best preserved examples of baroque architecture in Berlin. It is also the site where in 1510, 39 Jews were burned at the stake. Another landmark of ancient Berlin is the Old Synagogue, which the Jews built on their return to the city in 1671.
Much of the tour explores the Holocaust under Nazi Germany in World War 2. Otto Weidt’s Workshop For the Blind offers an insight to this period. During World War 2, Weidt employed deaf and blind Jews in his factory and sought hiding places for them, saving many from concentration camps. Many of the hiding places are in the museum itself.
The guide will also show you the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe. Here you can pay respect to victims, and learn more about the Holocaust. There is also the possibility to take a look inside the impressive New Synagogue, and to visit the Leo Baeck House, the Central Council of German Jews.
A highlight of the tour is a stop off at the café whose owner actively saved Jewish lives under the Third Reich. Luckily for you, they also sell excellent and authentic Jewish donuts!
Every guide has their own favorite locations according to expertise or personal connection. However, tours can be customized, so if you hold a special interest in a location please inform the guide. All guides are Berlin natives having studied to MA standard in modern German history. This ensures your tour to be both informative and personalized.
- Guided Tour
- Entrance to Museums
- Public transport
Prepare for the activity
The Tour starts at the entrance to the TV Tower at the Alexanderplatz. The TV Tower is the highest building of Berlin and has the distinctive silver ball on its half. The meeting place is at the benches in front of the entrance to the tower.Open in Google Maps ⟶
• This is a walking tour, please make sure you are able and willing to walk. Of course pace will be moderate and a place to have a coffee is always nearby.