Jewish Heritage Europe

Tourism & Genealogy

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GENEALOGY

JewishGen German Special Interest Group (SIG)

Extensive resources for family historians tracing ancestral roots as well as others interesting in German Jewish history. Besides today’s Germany, it covers other German-speaking or once German ruled areas such as Alsace, Lorraine, Silesia, Posen, and parts of Switzerland and Poland.

Jewish Genealogy in Bavarian Swabia 

Includes, among other resources, a fully searchable jgbs database providing access to tens of thousands of 19th century civil records for the Jewish inhabitants of towns and villages in Bavarian Swabia.

 Tips and Links to Genealogy Resources (in Berlin)

TOURISM – GENERAL

Germany for the Jewish Traveler

Downloadable PDF Guide put out by the station travel board and covering 64 towns and cities. You can also access it your browser HERE

Milk and Honey Tours

A Berlin-based travel company specializing in Jewish tours in Germany and other countries.

TOURIST PROFESSIONALS – BERLIN

BerlinJewish.com

Tourism site with lots of links and recommendations by Israel-born professional Berlin tour guide Yoav Sapir and his German-born wife.

Berlin Perspectives

Private tours, with several itineraries focused on a Jewish theme or emphasis, in and around Berlin, by guides with academic training who feel comfortable broaching complex and controversial issues.

Jewish-Berlin.com

A travel and tour site to Jewish Berlin, operated Nadav and Tamar Gablinger’s Gablinger Berlin Tours.

Jewish Berlin Guided Tours

Information site that also arranges tours

Jewish-Touring-Berlin

Web site of Sue Arns, a private Jewish tour guide to Berlin and Potsdam

TOURIST PROFESSIONALS — ELSEWHERE IN THE COUNTRY

FRANKFURT/MAIN

Yeckes.com

Private tour guide to Jewish Frankfurt and environs, particularly geared toward observant visitors