The Jewish burial sites in Berlin are inextricably linked to Brandenburg and Prussian history. They bear witness to the eventful course of assimilation and tolerance, but also to persecution and annihilation.
The cemetery of the Jewish community in Weißensee, opened in 1880, is Europe's largest Jewish cemetery in terms of area and houses around 116,000 graves. During the Nazi dictatorship, the war in particular caused considerable damage. In GDR times, despite its status as a "national cultural monument", it was desecrated several times by right-wing extremists. Even in the recent past, most recently in 2019, it was occasionally the site of anti-Semitic actions.
The walk leads past the graves of famous and special people from Berlin's city history. Stories are told, some of which you have experienced yourself, from times when the "Good Place of Weißensee" was completely overgrown. Today this cemetery is again the main burial place of the Jewish community in Berlin.
Meeting point: at the entrance to the cemetery
Guide: KD L. Ehmke
In addition to the participation fee, there is an entrance fee to the cemetery of €1
The headgear prescribed for men can be borrowed at the entrance to the cemetery.
Suitable for people with walking difficulties.
Aimed at: Adults
(Program in German)