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.
This is a live group virtual tour – other guests will be participating at the same time. You will enter into a video call with your professional guide at 7.30 Berlin time and explore the city with them. The entire tour is interactive. After each section the guide will pause to take questions. You can simply ask your question, or type it into the live group chat. You will also have access to in tour content such as photos and videos.
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.
We begin your digital exploration beneath the ornate golden domes of the New Synagogue – formerly the largest Jewish place of worship in Germany.
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.
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.
We end the tour by exploring the hidden courtyard complex of the stunning, Art Nouveau Hackeschen Höfe buildings.
This tour starts at 7:30PM (19:30) Berlin time on Sundays.
You will need to have video calling software Zoom downloaded onto a device to participate.
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