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Berlin - Berlin's Jewish Heritage

Berlin's Jewish Heritage

(294 reviews)
Jewish Neighbourhood, Berlin, Germany
45 mins

About the tour

On this tour, Martin takes you through what is known as Berlin's Jewish Neighbourhood, where literally every building has a story to tell. You'll get to see Berlin's oldest Jewish cemetery, a Jewish Boys' School that goes back to the 18th century, as well as a Jewish Girls' School which has since been converted into one of Berlin's swankiest restaurants. The tour concludes at the beautiful, world-famous New Synagogue from 1866.

Meet your local guide


Berlin’s stunning landscape can stupefy you. Home to over 200 parks, forests and green spaces, and over a hundred lakes - replete with beautiful lidos and sandy beaches - it’s one of the greenest cities in the world. Martin helps you discover all this, and more! Having experienced the fall of The Wall first hand, Martin lived abroad between 1994 and 2010 and experienced a potpourri of different cultures. At university, he explored German history and studied German-Jewish exile organizations that emerged as a result of the rise to power by the Nazis. Following his graduation, he was then offered to contribute to the exhibition “Eichmann on Trial”, organized by Berlin’s Topography of Terror. This led Martin back to Berlin, and he re-discovered the city he had left long ago. Fascinated by Berlin’s total make-over, he decided to turn his rekindled fascination with Berlin into his profession. Since then, his tours have been peppered with adventures and exciting stories, ranging from European cultures to celebrities like Marlene Dietrich. “I once gate-crashed the building where David Bowie used to live in Berlin with a customer who was a huge David Bowie fan and ‘bumped’ into a resident who promptly invited us to have coffee!” he says.

Martin has been guiding since May 2011

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Berlin with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Berlin. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Jane O.

11 April 2021

Martin is a brilliant guide and this was a very interesting and sensitive tour

Jon D.

11 April 2021

Excellent, packed full of knowledge and pathos.

Reesa B.

08 April 2021

I specifically chose to take the Jewish heritage tour in Berlin, because Yom Ha Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day began at sundown. I felt it would be my way to pay respect to the millions of Jews who were murdered by the Nazi regime. I went back (virtually) to where the madness and evil was born. Martin described a very normal and progressive Jewish community in Berlin that goes back hundreds of years - not newcomers. It made me realize why so many more Jews did not leave Germany when the writing appeared on the wall - because they were Germans and they simply couldn’t imagine what was coming. Martin’s knowledge about the subject is beyond vast and his ability to share it with average people is truly a gift. He tells the truth, because the truth must be told. By doing so, he honours the memory of every single person who was murdered during the Holocaust. Thank you Martin. You deserve more than 5 stars. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 As I usually do before I leave a review, I perused the reviews from fellow tour members, and quite frankly it shocks me that people blame the tour guide for technical difficulties. It’s simply isn’t their fault. I was also taken aback by one of the reviewers (who believes that she is on a private tour with a virtual guide) who complained about not having all her questions in the comments answered! Personally, I’m glad that Martin didn’t break up his tour by doing so, but rather shared with all the rest of us what he felt it was important for us to know. There is always time at the end of a tour to ask any questions of any of the tour guides!

Joan S.

07 April 2021

very interesting.Enjoyed

Erika A.

07 April 2021

A wonderful tour. Martin always has so much information to share and captures your attention with his stories.

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