New Synagogue Berlin - Jewish Centre Educational activities

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Nazi Berlin and the Jewish Community Tour

1. Nazi Berlin and the Jewish Community Tour

The tour begins with the Topography of Terror, headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS. You will see as well the impressive former Ministry of the Reich Air Force and the site of Hitler's immense New Chancellery. Your guide will take you with public transport to the historical district of the Jewish community, where you will see the oldest Jewish cemetery, the imposing New Sanagogue, with its golden dome. You will learn about the long history of the Berlin Jews in this tolerant city untill the Nazis came to power and the mechanisms of forced labour and the deportations during World War II. Your guide will take you at the end of the tour to a museum showing the story of a Righteous Among the Nations and his efforts to protect his Jewish workers from persecution and deportation. When the threat grew ever greater he found places for some of them to hide - one of these was on the premises of what is now the museum.

City Tour Berlin: Scheunenviertel and Hackesche Höfe

2. City Tour Berlin: Scheunenviertel and Hackesche Höfe

Get ready for an exciting tour! This tour of the Scheunenviertel and Hackesche Höfe is a foray into old Berlin. The tour begins at Rosa-Luxemburg Platz, where you will discover old courtyards, learn about the settlement of Berlin's Jews, and hear all manner of political stories. Not only are the former headquarters of the KPD (German Communist Party) located here, but also the Volksbühne (the people's political theater), and the famous Kino Babylon. Afterwards, set off down narrow alleyways. Hear stories of the Ringvereine, clubs of former inmates who dominated the area, of the Demimonde (Hedonists), and prostitution, as well as of the working-class Zille-Milieu. The Mulackritze, also called simply "Ritze," was a legendary bar that Marlene Dietrich, Heinrich Zille, and Gustav Gründgens regularly frequented. Here, you will get a feel for the old, exciting worlds based here. During the second part of the tour, you will visit various former courtyards. In Haus Schwarzenberg you will be introduced to the building conditions under the German Democratic Republic. The Hackeschen Höfe and Rosenhöfe speak to old social ideas and the resourcefulness of commerce. Next, you'll visit an old, not-yet-renovated ballroom. The hall of mirrors on the first floor, formerly reserved for the aristocracy, as well as the ballroom on the ground floor bring you back to the twenties and are also a great going-out location. To this day, you can go dancing there on weekends and enjoy live music. You'll visit the hall of mirrors even if the ballroom isn't open. Finally, you'll learn about the history of Auguststraße, the "AHAWAH" Jewish orphanage, and, on the way to the New Synagogue, where the tour concludes, the Heckmannhöfe. Enjoy a relaxing and interesting tour and experience a unique side of Berlin's diverse history.

Berlin: Jewish Heritage and History Private Guided Tour

3. Berlin: Jewish Heritage and History Private Guided Tour

The Jews were spread worldwide after being exiled from their land. Many settled in central Europe, and still others came after the "The Spanish Expulsion", staying steadfast in keeping their old faith and customs amid constant persecutions. Germany, including Berlin, excluded the Jews from normal life, but the Jews were persistent in the face of attacks and eventually received full rights as citizens. From isolated ghettos and communities, the Jews climbed to an influential social position in economy, science, culture and the new emerging democratic politics of Germany until the Nazis took power. The tour will tell the amazing story of Jews in Germany and the Nazi attempt to eradicate them from Europe.

Berlin: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

4. Berlin: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Berlin at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like East Side Gallery, Holocaust memorial, Museum Island and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

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What people are saying about New Synagogue Berlin - Jewish Centre

Unmissable in Berlin, with Julien as a guide

Very well organized and exciting tour, we didn't see the time go by. Julien, the guide, attentive with the participants (in particular with our elderly parents), led his visit smoothly by developing our critical mind thanks to his commitment and his pedagogy on the memory work undertaken by the city of Berlin on the crimes committed by the Nazis during the war. Julien will remain one of the best passers of history that we have met.

We took this tour on 27.12.19, the last day of our trip to Berlin. Jacopo, our guide, after an introduction on Hitler's rise to power, accompanied us on a visit to museums and memorials. His explanations were comprehensive and engaging. We attended with two children aged 6 and 11 with no problem.

The guide Antonella was really good throughout the tour. She managed to make you relive the atmosphere that reigned in Nazi Berlin through stories and anecdotes ... and then move on to the part of the Jewish quarter.

Very nice and informative entertaining city tour in great corners

We were a small group and had our "own" city guide, who was very committed and showed us a lot, which deviates from the usual routes and trails. There was a lot of new things to hear and see. We loved it.

Great city tour, where you get to see more than just the well-known buildings. Our guide was very reliable and super nice.