Jewish Berlin Walking Tour
This Jewish Berlin tour provides for an interesting exploration of the history of the Berlin Jews from Middle Ages to the late 1800s. Find out who the early Jewish settlers were and what attracted them to Berlin. You’ll explore the neighborhood where they settled, built the first synagogue and founded the graveyard.What were the typical Jewish professions at that time? Why the reformed movement known as the Haskalah became so wide spread among the Berlin Jews? Who were the emancipated Jewish men and women?
You’ll walk in the footsteps of Moses Mendelssohn, who is regarded as the pioneer of the Jewish civil rights and equality and a founder of the Haskalah movement. Hearing the story of the New Berlin Synagogue, you’ll learn why it became the first place of worship in Germany with the entrance from the street level.
Explore the oldest artifacts that belong to the Berlin Jews these days. Walking down Jewish street, uncover the area of the early Jewish settlers and the first pogroms. You’ll visit the neighborhood that was the center of the Jewish fashion industry in Berlin in the 1800s and see former Jewish owned department stores.
SIGHTS INCLUDED INTO THE TOUR
*Old Jewish Cemetery
*Buildings of the Mendelssohn family banks
*New Berlin Synagogue
*Monument to the Women’s Protest («Fabrik Aktion»)
*Monument to the Jewish Fashion Industry
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