What was life like for Jewish Berliners before, during and after WWII? Find out on a private tour of the Old Jewish Quarter and learn about Jewish history and the Holocaust from an Expert Guide. Optional: visit the New Synagogue and Jewish Cemetery.

  • Discover Berlin’s Jewish sites and memorials with a Jewish History Expert-Guide
  • Explore the Old Jewish Quarter, dating back to the Middle Ages
  • See the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and other touching memorial sites
  • Visit the historic New Synagogue and find out how it serves the Jewish community (4- and 5-hour tours only)
  • Learn about notable German Jews at the Jewish Cemetery (5-hour tour only)

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  • 3 - 5 hours
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Walking tour
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Before World War II, 173,000 Jews lived in Berlin, but only 9,000 survived the Holocaust. This tour is your chance to learn about the turbulent history of Jewish people in Germany, from the Middle Ages, through the Third Reich, to the present day. Discover the traces of Berlin’s vanished Jewish Quarter, its Jewish monuments and Holocaust memorials with an Expert-Guide. Experience Jewish Berlin!

Book a 3-hour private tour of Berlin’s Old Jewish Quarter. The tour will start near the touching Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, which commemorates the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Your Expert Guide will tell you in detail about this dark history, sharing historical facts and personal stories of people who were sent to the Nazi concentration camps, including many Jewish children who are commemorated by the Trains to Life – Trains to Death memorial.

As you head to the former Jewish Quarter, you will see the New Synagogue, which is one of the few synagogues to survive Kristallnacht.the Memorial Jewish Cemetery, which stands at a former Jewish burial ground desecrated by Nazis, and a large number of the bronze Stolpersteine (Stumbling Stones), that commemorate the Holocaust victims who lived in this area. You will also walk around Hackesche Höfe, a complex of interlinked Jugendstil courtyards where you can learn about daily life of Jewish Berliners before World War II

Book an extended 4-hour private tour of Berlin’s Old Jewish Quarter to visit the New Synagogue. This historic Moorish Revival building has been the center of Berlin’s Jewish life since 1866, hosting prayers, concerts and lectures even at times when Jewish people were banned from other venues. Your Expert Guide will show you the beautiful synagogue inside and out, and tell you about all the important events and people associated with this Jewish heritage site. Experience living history!

Book an extended 5-hour private tour of Berlin’s Old Jewish Quarter to visit the New Synagogue and Jewish Cemetery. The second oldest Jewish Cemetery in Berlin is located at Schönhauser Allee. It is home to h tombs of well-known community members, such as Max Liebermann, James Dimon, Gerson von Bleichröder, Solomon Haberland and Giacomo Meyerbeer, making it an ideal place to hear more personal stories of Jewish Berliners.

  • Private Jewish History Tour in Berlin with the New Synagogue and Jewish Cemetery (number of attractions depends on the selected option)
  • Jewish History Expert-Guide who is fluent in the language chosen when booking
  • Entrance fee to the New Synagogue (4 and 5-hour tours only)
  • Free entry to the Jewish Cemetery (5-hour tour only)
  • Jewish history and personalized tips on Jewish life in Berlin
  • Entrance fee to the New Synagogue (in 2-hour tour)
  • Free entry to the Jewish Cemetery (in 2 and 4-hour tours)

Important information

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the DZ BANK AG, Pariser Platz 3, 10117 Berlin, Germany. Please wait outside and do not enter the building. Open in Google Maps

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What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour for important information.
  • Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. Admission to the synagogue and cemetery is not included in a 3-hour tour.
  • This walking tour covers a distance of approximately 3,5 km so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
  • The New Synagogue and Jewish Cemetery are closed on Saturdays and on the Jewish and German holidays.
  • The dome of the New Synagogue can only be visited from April to September.