Germany 7 days

Germany 7 Days

7 days Jewish Tours in Germany – Roots, Ruins and Renaissance

Germany means painful memories to many people. But for the educated Jewish traveler, few places can be more significant. Jews have lived there for centuries. Indeed, the very word “Ashkenazi” means “German” (deriving from the Hebrew word for Germany, “Ashkenaz.”) Visit historically significant Munich and Potsdam, as well as the bright, skyscraper-filled Frankfurt. Berlin, currently the city in Europe, also represents a developing story in German-Jewish relations; today, it boasts a new Berlin Holocaust Monument that rivals the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, as well as a world-class Jewish Museum in the most central part of the city. Working closely with the German-Jewish community, whose numbers and resources are growing, this journey celebrates our legacy, reclaims our history, and takes us into a fascinating future.

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Munich Day 1

Munich

Nuremberg Day 3

Dachau – Nuremberg

Berlin Day 4

Potsdam – Berlin

Tour Information
7 days Jewish tours in Germany
Munich – Dachau – Nuremberg – Potsdam – Berlin
Duration: 7 days
2023 Departure:
May 1 – May 7
July 9 – July 16
Price Per Person:
$3.990 Land Only
$780 Single Supplement
Accommodations:
Munich, 2 nights
Sofitel Hotel
Nuremberg, 1 night
Park Plaza Hotel
Berlin, 3 nights
Hilton Hotel
Included Services:
Deluxe Hotels with central locations
Deluxe air-conditioned coaches
In-depth and relevant sightseeing program including Jewish history and sites
All entrance fees as per the itinerary
Professional full time tour director throughout the tour
All taxes and fees
These departures are guaranteed with 6  travelers only.
Pre/Post Tours:
We can accommodate pre/post tour arrangements in conjunction with this departure.
Passport and Visa:
No visa is required for this tour. Always make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the tour ends.
Not Included:
R/T flights from the USA.
Tips to driver & guides.
Travel insurance.
All expenses of personal nature.
Germany Jewish Heritage Tours

Itinerary

Day 1 Monday Arrival in Munich

Upon arrival in Munich Airport, transfer to the hotel in the city’s center. In the afternoon, embark on our historic Germany tour, starting in the town where the Nazi Party was founded in 1919 (by a local locksmith). Soon after, Hitler took over, using Munich as the base from which to spread his evil ideas. Begin with a visit to the Ohel Jacob Synagogue, now serving the Jewish community of Munich. Later, continue to the former Olympic Stadium, to pay respects to our martyred Israeli athletes at the Munich 1972 Massacre Memorial. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Sofitel Hotel.

Day 2 Tuesday Munich

Today, explore the historic sites of Munich’s Old Town. Focusing on the insidious rise of Nazism, visit some of the landmarks of the city’s dark past. Start at Fernherrnhalle on Odeon Platz, where the Nazi Putsch was stopped. Nearby, visit the Munich Kuntshaus, built in the 1930s to showcase Nazism’s vision of “Great German Art.” Next, walk across Residenz Park and War Memorial to Ludwig Maximilian University – site of the White Rose Monument, honoring the heroic German students who resisted Nazi fascism. Now, continue to the National Socialists Documentation Center, located near the former Nazi Headquarters at Konigsplatz. Return to the hotel via the Botanical Gardens, or continue exploring Munich’s historic town on your own. Sofitel Hotel. (B)

Day 3 Wednesday Munich – Dachau – Nuremberg

This morning, visit Dachau, the first concentration camp to be built on German soil. First, tour the site and the adjacent Memorial Chapel, which stands as an eternal reminder to Germans and to the world: “Never Again!” Continue to Nuremberg. Here, between November 1945 and October 1946, the Nazi Trials took place under the military auspices of the victorious Allies. This same city had been a propaganda hub, which, during the Third Reich, teemed with showy parades and roaring Nazi rallies. Visit Courtroom 600 and the Nuremberg Trials Memorial. Next, see Zeppelinfeld, home to massive Nazi Rallies during the 1930s, and visit the nearby former Kongresshalle, now the Documentation Center on the rise and fall of the Third Reich. In the afternoon, drive to Frankfurt, Germany’s financial hub, which boasts a skyscraper complex featuring some of the tallest buildings in Europe. Some refer to Frankfurt as “the Manhattan of Germany.” Check-in at the hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Park Plaza Hotel. (B)

Day 4 Thursday Nuremberg – Potsdam – Berlin

Today, travel towards Berlin. Arrive in Potsdam, home to the Sanssouci Palace and Cecilienhof, where the Potsdam conference took place, with Churchill, Stalin and Truman. Potsdam was also the center of the German film studios. Next, visit the exhibit in the house of the Wannsee Conference, where the “Final Solution” was planned. Next, on to Grunewald, a prosperous suburb of Berlin. Grunewald Train Station was the main deportation center for Berlin’s Jews. Tragically, the last transport occurred in March 1945. It is worth noting that an obstinate Nazi regime continued to murder Jews even in its final decline, two months before defeat.  Check-in at the hotel in the center of Berlin. Hilton Hotel.  (B)

Day 5 Friday Berlin

Today, visit Berlin, historically pivotal and the site, today, of an amazing influx of Jewish consciousness. Begin with “Check Point Charlie,” followed by a visit to the Topography of Terror. Continue, via the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, to the Brandenburg Gate, symbol of Berlin, and the imposing Reichstag, seat of the Weimar Republic and current German Parliament. Next, visit the Jewish Quarter, where you will see Otto Weidt’s unforgettably moving “Workshop for the Blind,” the Rosenstrasse Memorial, and the lively area around the New (Orainienburger) Synagogue, Berlin’s golden-domed Jewish landmark. Crown the day with a visit to the imposing historic Ryke Strasse Synagogue, the largest shul in Germany today. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Hilton Hotel. (B)

Day 6 Saturday Berlin

This day is devoted to exploring the wondrous Berlin Jewish Museum. Finished in 2001, this architecturally profound structure was designed by Polish-born Jewish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, and provides an unparalleled look at 2,000 years of Jewish history. Today, it is one of the most-visited sights in Berlin. After the visit to the museum, enjoy time to explore fascinating, multicultural Berlin on your own. Hilton Hotel. (B)

Day 7 Sunday Berlin – Home flights

After Breakfast, transfer to the airport for return flights. (B)

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