1. Berlin: Jewish History & Heritage Private Black Van Tour
Before WWII, Berlin was home to the largest Jewish community in Germany and today it is home to one of the fastest-growing Jewish communities in the world. Join a local private expert Berlin guide and learn about the history of the city’s Jewish community — and how it has shaped the Berlin of today. This tour will lead you to various museums and memorial sites throughout the city. Some of the stops on your route include the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (the Holocaust Memorial), the Jewish Museum, and the Platform 17 Memorial. You’ll also see art installations such as “The Missing House” and “the Stumbling Stones Project.” In the neighborhood of the Spandau suburb, one of the city’s oldest suburbs, you’ll learn how it was once the epicenter of life in Berlin. Here, you’ll also see sites such as the former Jewish School for Girls, the residence of the world’s first woman rabbi, and the city’s oldest Jewish cemetery. As this is a fully private tour, you’ll be able to adjust the day to suit you. We’ll include plenty of breaks, and a stop for lunch and coffee (at your own expense). Our guides: Our Berlin tour guides are more than just guides — they are true characters of the city, with deep knowledge of Berlin’s history, art and politics. Some of them were eyewitnesses to the Cold War, and all of them enthusiastic ambassadors of their city. As our guest, we want you to feel welcomed and catered to. Our guides will always take the time to answer your questions and can adapt the itinerary to suit your personal wishes and interests.