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New Synagogue

The main synagogue of Berlin's Jewish community is built in splendid Moorish style, with a magnificent golden dome.

Nearby Attractions

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Hackescher Markt
Full of energy, Hackescher is a hotspot for the perfect boutique shopping experience.
Museum Otto Weidt
A 1940s factory owned by Otto Weidt, who aimed to protect Jewish people from Nazi persecution.
Pergamon Museum
Designed by Alfred Messel, it welcomes about one million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in Berlin.
Ishtar Gate
A millennia-old vibrant blue gate recovered from the mystical City of Babylon in 1902.
Caliph's Palace of Mshatta
The imposing, architectural façade of an ancient Jordanian Desert Castle.
Market Gate of Miletus
A Roman marble monument, built in the 2nd century, but later destroyed in an earthquake.

Related Tours

Private Walking Jewish Berlin Tour: Synagogues and War Time Heroes
On this three-hour walking tour of Berlin, you will endeavour to retrace the fascinating 800-year history of the Jewish people in Berlin. You will learn more about the struggles as well as the triumphs the Jewish community faced in central Europe and the wider role this inspiring community has had on the 20th century. 

  • Explore the St. Mary’s Church – where you will learn more about the persecution of the Jewish people that was prevalent in Berlin. 
  • Visit the Rosentraße and learn about how the Jewish fought back against discrimination. 
  • Discover the Otto Weidt Museum – a 1940s factory where Otto Weidt, the ‘unsung Schindler’ protected his Jewish workforce from Nazi persecution. 
  • Learn about the Jewish fight against oppression at the magnificent Neue Synagogue.
This tour will stop on sights that tell the story and history of the Jewish community in Berlin. Discover sights that best symbolize the struggles and the dark times the Jewish people faced. You will visit sights where you will learn about the oppression– in addition, you will also hear about the inspirational stories about how the community fought back and protested the discrimination they faced. Undoubtedly, you will leave this tour feeling inspired and moved. 

Please note: If you would like a public, guided tour inside St Mary's Church, there is an extra fee payable at the church. 
Jewish Heritage Live Virtual Tour
During this Jewish Heritage Live Virtual Tour, you will take a walk around Spandauer Vorstadt, in the Mitte district and learn the Jewish history in Berlin with your expert local guide.  On your virtual tour, you will:
 
  •  See the oldest Jewish cemetery in the city, destroyed by the Nazis, the Alter Jüdischer Friedhof in Berlin has been restored again and is now the oldest recognisable cemetery
  •  Learn about the establishment of the Jewish community in Berlin
  •  See the new synagogue on Oranienburger Straße built as the main place of worship for Berlin's Jewish community after they outgrew the old one
  •  Pass by one of the oldest bakeries in Berlin selling Vollkorn bread a healthy dark and sour bread stuffed with seeds and grains
  •  Learn about ‘stumbling stones’ or Stolpersteine which are concrete blocks laid into the pavement with the names and fate of Nazi victims engraved into a brass plate on the top of each Stolperstein. 
  •  Explore the hidden courtyards of Berlin. 
  The richness of spirit and intellect of Berlin's Jewish community was violently destroyed by the Nazis. There is no other city in the world that has more Holocaust memorials than Berlin, making it a part of the city’s everyday life. 
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