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Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind Museum

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Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

1. Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

Discover Berlin's hidden back alleys on this walking tour. Enjoy a guided visit to 13 of the most iconic spots which showcase the typical urban Berlin atmosphere. See how people live, work, create and have fun in these small spaces. Stroll through the Scheunenviertel in Berlin-Mitte. Learn about the history of the development of this quarter, and its transformation into the center of Jewish life around the New Synagogue. Find out how it became the trendy, colorful and international area that it is today.

Berlin: 2.5-Hour Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Spanish

2. Berlin: 2.5-Hour Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Spanish

Explore the most important places in the history of Berlin's Jewish community on this 2.5-hour tour of the Jewish Quarter with a Spanish-speaking guide. The tour takes you round the interesting places in the district, from the Hackesche Höfe and Hackescher Markt to Tacheles, the New Synagogue, Rosenstrasse, and the Museum Otto Weidt. Learn about the infamous “Night of Broken Glass," the Wannsee Conference, and the miracle of the women on Rosenstrasse, and the effect they each had on the Jewish population of Berlin. Learn about the troubled history of the Jewish community in Berlin. Since the founding of the city, there has always been a Jewish presence that has been forced to live through good and bad times. In the times since their expulsion during the Prussian Monarchy, the Jewish population were alternately allowed and disallowed to stay in Berlin, until Nazism wrote the saddest chapter of their history.

Berlin: Jewish Walking Tour

3. Berlin: Jewish Walking Tour

See the Holocaust Memorial, Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind, and other significant Jewish locations on this guided walking tour around Berlin. Discover the history, stories, and culture of the Jewish community then and now. Following your guide, pass the Holocaust Memorial (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe) before exploring Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind where Weidt tried his best to save Jews from deportation by deliberately employing them. Walk through a working-class district from some 100 years ago that is now one of Berlin’s most modern neighborhoods. Learn about the Barn Quarter (Scheunenviertel) and wander through the narrow streets of trendy shops and eateries before reaching the then-called Spandauer Vorstadt where Berlin’s oldest Jewish cemetery is located. Later, discover Koppenplatz and its Memorial to the Martyrs of the Deportation. The tour finishes at the world-famous New Synagogue.

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What people are saying about Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind Museum

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4.8 / 5

based on 456 reviews

Very good guide, going to hidden places with different story’s than the usual tours covering the highlights. Really liked to get this different view of Berlin

Sehr interessante und kurzweilige Tour, ein Spatziergang durch die Geschichte Berlins. Sehr empfehlenswert für alle Altersklassen …

It was an exciting, great tour with lots of discoveries, many thanks to Susanne ☺️

This was a great tour - both interesting and beautiful.

Everything was just great, exciting and interesting