Explore the present and past of Jewish Berlin on a tour with Nadav and Tamar Gablinger, who have been running tours since 2002 from their Gablinger Berlin Tours company. Their tours have a focus on Jewish history which Nadav studied as part of his first degree from Tel Aviv University. During his advanced degrees, he focused on political sciences, counterterrorism, and democratic values, and has several publications surrounding these topics. Tamar is a professional researcher for internet companies, such as Google, so together this tour team is highly knowledgeable and detail-oriented.
Nadav and Tamar offer a Classical Jewish Tour which takes you 3.5 hours through the historical Jewish Quarter focusing in the Spandauer Vorstadt, home to the most famous sites in Jewish Berlin’s history. During the tour, you’ll visit the somber Old Cemetery, the beautiful New Synagogue, and many memorials of the tragedies of Germany’s Jewish past. You’ll also visit modern Jewish institutions and businesses to learn about how the community has rebuilt itself over time.
On this tour, visitors can learn what life was like in Berlin for the Jews. The tour can meet at a central location or your hotel for convenience and though it takes 3.5 hours it involves less than 1 km of walking so is friendly to young travelers and wheelchair users. Nadav and Tamar also offer the ability to combine this tour with others to make the most of Berlin’s amazing sites.
Nadav and Tamar offer an array of tours focusing on other fascinating subjects. If you’re sticking around in Berlin for a few days, you might want to check out another one of their other great tours:
- Jewish Life in West Berlin
- The Architecture of Memory
- Museums and Memorial Sites
- Contemporary Jewish Life in Berlin
- Neighborhoods in Berlin
- Berlin – General Tour
- The Wall
- Communist Berlin
- Kreuzberg (Berlin’s immigrant district)
- Berlin is Like Music
- The Spirit of 1968
This dynamic duo also offers guided culinary tours and an app-based tour that allows visitors to do self-guided tours. If you have the time to venture out of Berlin, you can join Nadav and Tamar on a trip to Dresden or Potsdam or even request a special tour of any specific interests. This passionate pair really want to work with their customers to provide them with the best Berlin tour experience ever. Their tours have also been receiving the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for five years running and it shows why.