This tour gives you insights into the Jewish community in Berlin.Travel in time from the old Jewish quarter to the new revitalised community.
What to Expect
This tour will guide you through the old Jewish quarter in Berlin-Mitte. After the devastation during the Nazi era, this quarter, called Scheunenviertel, is now home to a revitalised Jewish community.
We visit the Synagogue on Oranienburger Straße, built in the 1860s and largely destroyed during Kristallnacht. Today it is both, a symbol of the past and at the same time of the community's regeneration.
We continue to the Old Cemetery site on Große Hamburger Straße. This is the final resting place of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, father of modern Reform Judaism.
Discover where the heroic opposition to the Nazi persecution took place.
Find out where Otto Weidt, Berlin's own 'Schindler', ran his workshop, helping to save many lives.
You will also see the memorial on Rosenstraße where the successful Women's Protest of 1943 took place.
On this walking tour, we explain how the community is rebulding itself today, by seeing the new Jewish School and ending the tour near an active synagogue.