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Weissensee Jewish Cemetery

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Address: Herbert-Baum-Strasse 45, 13088 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 4930 9253330
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A quiet 98-acre Jewish cemetery in East Berlin.

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Such an eerie but beautiful cemetery left partially wild with natural ivy growing over individual plots. Really peaceful place to visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2015
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Louth, Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Such an eerie but beautiful cemetery left partially wild with natural ivy growing over individual plots. Really peaceful place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is a must-see destination for anyone interested in Jewish history in Berlin and in general. Be prepared for an unpleasant experience though if you want to do research and need the assistance of the administrative staff at the cemetery office. The people there make it an art form to be rude, insulting and unhelpful. Try to get all the... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

We visited and cleaned up the graves of my grandparents and great grandparents. The cemetry is huge, so be prepared to walk quite some distance. There is much beauty and history here. We spent half a day but could have devoted a whole day. Maintenance of the huge folio of this Jewish Berlin heritage is a massive challenge. A further... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

It took a bit of walking because there is only one entrance in and out, on Herbert Baum Strasse. So if you're walking up along Indira Gandhi Strassa, you reach the cemetery wall, but the entrance there is not open. So you basically have to walk the length of the cemetery, turn left and wind your way through a neighborhood... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Visited here today with a friend. This is a peaceful and gorgeous plot of land. The history of the people and the way they're being remembered really shines a positive light on the human race. We wished there had been a brochure to help us navigate...but maybe we just missed that.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Because of the recommendation of a teacher, I took my bike to this cemetery a few days ago. Unfortunately, I didn't arrive until 16:30. They close at 17:00 during the week, so I only had a little while to look around. I walked along the outer edge of the cemetery, stopping to admire the beautiful graves and family plots. Some... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

There is probably no better and quieter place in Berlin to take a long walk and take a time-out from the busy city life. It is a huge urban jungle with a rich history and a must see if you are in the Weissensee area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

It would be difficult not to be impressed by the Jewish Cemetry on a number of levels. On a cold Autumn morning it had a special sort of beauty. Avenues of memorials are carefully laid out showing how fashions in funeral art have changed with the decades and also how maybe there was a certain degree of brinkmanship as more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

This 100 acre cemetery dates only since 1880s. It is huge and fascinating. If you want to know where someone specific is buried, you must email in advance so the office personel will get a map ready. They are all business and not friendly. Despite another person's good luck, it is difficult to find a grave even with a map.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We went to see family grave stones, and found ourselves completely fascinated and moved by what we found in the cemetery. It is an important place to understand the history of Jews of Berlin. It was also easy to imagine people hiding there during WWII. Amazingly interesting!

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