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Free Walking Tours through Berlin Jewish Quarter

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Ashraf 14 Jun 2024
Berlin

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Amazing! An experience you can never find in the other tours. The route, stories, location, bear at the end, all of them were unique. Highly recommended, especially if you're a football lover like me! Thanks Nima
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Alana 26 Feb 2024
Conquista

The tour was amazing! We were lucky to have a private tour with her. I was not expecting a very nice discussion about the memorial and the Soviet Union in general. Olga is super friendly and very well prepared for the tour - with figures and extra information about the memorial. I was surprised. The place is so beautiful but she also brought the idea of the importance to think about the past and see with critical eyes the situation after the 2nd world / patriotic war. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun! I really recommend it :)
Soviet memorial in Treptower Park - historical walk
Nadine 26 Jan 2024
Berlin

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Awesome tour, I had an amazing time! J.R. was a great guide with great knowledge. Thumbs up!
Berlin Basics!
Joseph 31 Dec 2023
New York

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Nima was an excellent guide. As two Americans who wanted a local to really show us what Berliners eat and what makes up the gastronomic fanfare of the city, we were so pleased by Nima’s tour. We tried curry wurst, söner kebab, falafel, baklava, tea, cheese, tarts, beer, and wine. I was so full by the end of the tour. Nima went the extra step to make sure we wrapped up the remaining food to take back to our hotel. I was so glad we did, because we finished it that evening. The route was really cool too, as we probably would not have seen the Kreuzberg neighborhood otherwise. Nima also took us on the metro, which was cool to experience in Berlin. Nima weaved in contemporary history, immigration, Nazi/ColdWar history, and food history into the tour so well. I felt like I really saw part of Berlin that Berliners enjoy.
Tasty Berlin, culture meets cuisine! With street art & alternative flair (two in one)
David 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Nima clearly loves what he does and gave a very interesting tour. Recommend. :)
Jewish Quarter Berlin: Diversity, History & Urban Flair (In Small Groups)
Vivek 09 Jul 2023
London

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
I attended the Berlin history tour. It was one best your I have attended. This tour covered all the places I had in my list to visit. She was well informed about all the building and explained every place in historical context and event which ended at that place. She was also explaining social context related to Berlin society and people. I had very good time and learned a lot. It was also interested as I have interest in history and society.
Beyond Berlin’s History - making sense of the present learning from the past
Shane 05 Jun 2023
Dublin

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Behzad is a great tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I really enjoyed learning about East and West Germany
Berlin in a Nutshell - Around Alexanderplatz, Free Walking Tour
Marco 02 Jun 2023
Montreal

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Richard is very passionnate about this subject. He us knowledgable and professional. He was able to answer all questions asked even the most difficult. His insight on the topic is essential for this visit.
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Rafael 27 May 2023
Berlin

This was such a great tour! Rafael was super knowledgeable and friendly, and I ended up meeting a lot of great people. He won’t show you the most cliché or common things which I really appreciated. He was also flexible and accommodated for my specific interest during the tour. He clearly cares about the community which made his description of Berlin‘s queer scene extra touching. Would absolutely take this again next time I’m in Berlin.
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Berlin's Jewish Quarter is a popular tourist attraction with many visitors and residents. The population of the Jewish Quarter is around 2000 people, which is just over one percent of Berlin's total population.
The history of the area dates back to the 1700s, when it was full of warehouses and small workshops. Only in 1923 did it become home to Berlin's largest synagogue, built by Otto Rothschild.
There are many things that make the Jewish Quarter an incredible place for travellers to visit, including its rich culture, architecture and history. If you're interested in visiting this particular area during your travels to Berlin, make sure you don't miss out on all of these opportunities and book a Free Tour like the ones we offer at GuruWalk!
In addition to the aforementioned Synagogue, St. Sophia Church is another important religious building in the neighbourhood.
St. Sophia's Church in Berlin's Jewish Quarter is located on Oranienburger Strasse. It was built in 1722 and then the building was converted into a synagogue from 1866 to 1886. After it was bombed and destroyed during World War II, the church was rebuilt in 1995.
The church is open to visitors every day except Fridays, when it is closed to worshippers. Visitors can enter and see what the services look like inside with stained glass windows, marble floors and beautiful ceilings.
Without leaving aside the religious theme, the old Jewish cemetery is another must-see.
The Old Jewish Cemetery in Berlin's Jewish Quarter has been a point of interest for tourists for some time. This is because it is one of the few cemeteries that have been preserved.
The cemetery was established in 1672 and is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Europe. It houses graves of people who lived in Berlin during different periods, from 1676 to 1887.
The cemetery was destroyed during World War II by Nazi soldiers and used as an airfield, but was restored with financial assistance from the German government and Israeli embassies and organisations.
But it's not all about religious themes. The Palace of Tears is worth mentioning.
This palace was built in 1936 by the Nazis. Its construction was overseen by Albert Speer, the Nazi Minister of Armaments and War Production. The Nazis envisioned it as a luxury residence for Adolf Hitler to use after he conquered the world and won World War II. However, it ended up being used as a top-secret military headquarters during the war, and later as Soviet military headquarters.
The palace is now part of Berlin's public museum system. It has been restored to its original state, with period furniture and works of art on display from Germany's Third Reich era (1933-1945). Visitors can walk through the rooms Hitler planned for his own use: his office with its large round table, his private library and sitting room, his bedroom with its marble fireplace.

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