After trying many 'Jewish' tours in Berlin, we finally found the real thing!
A Jewish tour of Berlin seems like a natural, considering the history of the city, but after meeting with many guides, we decided that only one group was expert enough to understand the history and its effects on today's world. These were the only guides able to go beyond the basic facts and touch us.
From the comfort of your private vehicle, enjoy the 3-hour ride through the scenic, lake-filled state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. After arrival in Berlin, you will be met by your expert guide, who will lead you through the city's rich and tragic Jewish history, uncovering the Jewish community's intriguing past and present. See and experience firsthand that Jewish Berlin is not only of historical interest, but also a central place for the renaissance of Jewish life in Europe.
You will be met by your driver who will take you through the countryside of Germany and bring you to Berlin, where you'll meet your personal guide. Your guide will be a real character of the city, someone who studied history or architecture, has years of experience in guiding, and is eager to show you his hometown in a vivid and in-depth conversation.
If there is something specific you would like to see or a part of history you are keen to learn more about, please let us know beforehand or tell your guide upon your arrival. Your guide will organize the lunch break according to your wishes, please let him know when you arrive – also if you wish kosher lunch.
This tour will include well-known places of interest on Jewish life and history in the eastern and western parts of the city, as well as lesser known, hidden sights. The day's itinerary will be determined by your interests, museum hours, and events of the day.
Tour Berlin's oldest epicenter of the Berlin Jewish life, where you will learn about Berlin’s vibrant Jewish history from the cemetery with Moses Mendelssohn's grave to the life of first female Rabbi in the world. Walk through the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, which opened in 2005. This somber spot occupies a space the size of a football field and its information center brings this tragic period in history to life, revealing fates of individuals and entire families. The Memorial was designed by New York architect Peter Eisenman. Its location in the city center, right next to the Brandenburg Gate.
Take in the former main Berlin Synagogue, built between 1859 and 1866 in an interesting hodge-podge of styles. The synagogue’s faintly Middle Eastern appearance is accentuated by its bulbous, gilded cupola. With a seating capacity of 3,200, this was the largest synagogue in Europe at the time of its opening. The building was badly damaged during WWII and was partly restored 40 years later. An exhibit documents the history of the building and its congregation.
A visit to the Jewish Museum will take you through the history of Germany’s Jews over the last 2,000 years, with an emphasis on contributions to culture, art, science, and other fields. All is chronicled here. The building itself, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, is an exciting, imaginative example of 20th century architecture. (The visit of the Jewish Museum requires about 1.5 hours). Visit the site of the Nazi Secret State Police and notorious Gestapo headquarters, now an open-air exhibit called "Topography of Terror."
Mercedes E Taxi
Mercedes E - mid-size luxury car with nice leg room
Mercedes S - large, luxury car
Standard van - such as a VW
Luxury van - such as a Mercedes
Standard bus - regular tourist bus
Luxury bus - such as a Mercedes
- Please note it takes approximately 2.5 hours to drive between Rostock and Berlin.
- Your driver will speak little to no English. We do provide a way to communicate during your ride. Once you arrive into Berlin, you will meet your English-speaking guide.
- You will receive a complimentary beverage in the vehicle on the way to Berlin. Further beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.
- Lunch is not included in the price of this tour, but your guide can recommend a great place to suit your tastes.
- A visit to Neue Synagoge's museum is not possible on Shabbat. Museum visits are dependent on opening times. An appropriate stop will be substituted in the event that one of those mentioned is closed.
ShoreTrips and our partners do our best to ensure that every stop described is available for your visit. There are some times when a site or building is closed at the last moment with little to no warning. We assume that those in charge make those decisions based on external information and for visitors’ safety. We apologize when this causes inconvenience and disappointment.
Days offered: 7 days a week