Our river cruise excursions in Cologne offer a perfect introduction to Jewish life and history along the Rhine Valley. Experience Cologne, home of the oldest Jewish community in Europe north of the Alps, and gain insight into the small towns and villages you will explore as you continue your cruise along the river known in German as "Vater Rhein", or "Father Rhine".
The presence of Jews in Cologne is documented as early as 321 CE. With a history of great achievements and brutal persecution, the Jewish community today counts approximately 6000 members.
On our Jewish shore excurion, you will visit sites that witness to the complex history of Jewish life in Cologne. The story spans from the city's Roman beginnings, to the present-day Jewish community, with its orthodox and reform synagogues. Learn about the medieval pogroms, Cologne's period as a center of the Zionist movement, and of course, the devastating history and legacy of the Shoah.
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