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Private Jewish Tours Munich

Sankt-Jakobs-Platz Munich München
Sankt-Jakobs-Platz

Returning to the Heart of the City

Not far from the Alps and Italy, Munich is Germany’s most beautiful city, famous not only for Oktoberfest but also for its elegance, high-fashion boutiques and a special mix of tradition and modernity. This unique vibrancy applies to Jewish Munich as well. Have a meal at Einsteins, located in the heart of the new Jewish Munich with its excellent selection of Jewish food and wine and you will see that this special joie-de-vivre is shared by the Jews of Munich, too!

 

Munich boasts a host of famous citizens: the Nobel prize-winning author Thomas Mann, the modern abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky, the Jewish conductor Bruno Walter, who was the Royal Bavarian Music Director in the 20th century, and author Lion Feuchtwanger, who captured the complexities of the Jewish German identity better than any other writer. Feuchtwanger would go on to predict much of what became the terror of the Holocaust. Munich was also Hitler’s power base. A golden streak on a city street marks a detour taken by people who did not want to salute the ‘shrine’ installed for Hitler’s 1923 Beer Hall Putsch. A memorial stands on the site of a missing synagogue with the following words in Hebrew: “Remember that the enemy scorned you.” It compells everyone to take on the double task of enjoying the city while never forgetting its dark past.

 

Looking forward to a future of hope and renewal, Munich has just opened a spectacular new complex of Jewish institutions in the heart of the old city. Here, on St. Jacobs Square stands a new synagogue, community center complete with a kindergarten, and a state-run Jewish museum whose multimedia exhibit covers the rich Jewish history as well as contemporary Jewish life of Munich. This new architectural complex is the lasting symbol of a community that is experiencing one of the most dynamic changes in the country – a community returning to the heart of the city.

Munich Tour Options

  • Jewish Munich and City Highlights
  • Comprehensive Jewish Munich and City Highlights
  • Munich City Highlights
  • Comprehensive Munich
  • Munich with a Jewish Twist
  • Bavarian Castles
  • Jewish History of FC Bayern München
  • Art & Architecture 
  • Jewish and General History of BMW
  • The Romantic Road
  • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
  • Day Trip to Nuremberg
  • Day Trip to Salzburg

Walking tours starting at 370 EUR/3h Driving tours starting at 540 EUR/4h


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Special Tours

Art & Architecture tour

Jewish History of FC Bayern München

Jewish & General History of BMW

Day tours – Castles / Salzburg /Nuremberg

Dachau concentration camp memorial site


Synagogue Ohel Ja'akov Munich
Synagogue Ohel Ja'akov
Marienkirche Munich
Marienkirche
Viktualienmarkt Munich Kids playing
Viktualienmarkt