Essence of berlin

Berlin's Jewish Quarter - Private Live Virtual Experience

Get off the beaten track and explore Berlin's former Jewish Quarter – all from the comfort of your own home using your computer. Travel the world safely, responsibly and sustainably, and interact live and in real time with a local to discover the German capital's most interesting backstreets and hidden spots.

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1 Hours
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From €79
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Description

Uncover the incredible story of Berlin’s historical Jewish community and their fight to survive the horrors of the Nazi regime. Your expert guide will lead you through the beautiful streets of the Jewish quarter, exploring the oldest Jewish cemetery in Berlin where philosopher Moses Mendelssohn was laid to rest. Step back in time and learn about the fearless Jewish women who stood up in the Rosenstrasse protests and how hero Otto Weidt saved countless lives during the Holocaust. This fascinating virtual experience will get you off the beaten track to see a Berlin often missed by the typical traveller, uncovering some of the most unbelievable stories of bravery, hope and strength.

This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Berlin’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Berlin. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Berlin of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Berlin's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!

The entire tour is designed to be as interactive as you desire. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private walking tour, all from the comfort of your own home.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour. Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Berlin time!

What's included

  • Professional local English speaking tour guide
  • Private virtual live tour via Zoom app
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

New Synagogue

We begin your digital exploration beneath the ornate golden domes of the New Synagogue – formerly the largest Jewish place of worship in Germany.

1

Haus Schwarzenberg

Leaving the Synagogue, we head via Berlin's oldest Jewish Cemetery (resting place of Moses Mendelssohn) and Sophienstraße to Haus Schwarzenberg – a hub for contemporary counterculture and graffiti in the city center.

2

Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

Next we see where brushmaker Otto Weidt put his life on the line to shelter his Jewish workers from deportation at the hands of the SS and Gestapo.

Hackesche Höfe

We end the tour by exploring the hidden courtyard complex of the stunning, Art Nouveau Hackeschen Höfe buildings.

Important Information

Our tours run between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Berlin time.

After booking your experience, please send us an email to let us know what time you would like for it to start. For bigger group bookings of over 15 persons please contact us directly for a price quote.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour.

Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Berlin time!

If booking less than 48 hours in advance, please check availability with us first, by sending an email to info@essenceofberlin.com. Our office hours are 9:00AM-5:00PM on the weekdays and 9:00AM-2:00PM on the weekends.

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