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City tour through the Old City of Jerusalem

City Walking · Yerushalayim (Jerusalem)
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  • Blick zur Altstadt und dem Tempelberg
    Blick zur Altstadt und dem Tempelberg
    Photo: Noam Chen, Israeli Ministry of Tourism
m 800 750 700 4,0 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km The Jerusalem Hostel Löwentor (Lions Gate) Dormitio Abtei Klagemauer Via Dolorosa Davidstadt Tempelberg
easy
Distance 4.3 km
1:30 h
97 m
105 m
780 m
699 m

Culturally and historically interesting city tour through the Old City of Jerusalem, passing the most important sights

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This city tour takes us through the Old City of Jerusalem, the „Holy City“. In no other city do history and modernity lie so close together and do so many traditions, cultures and religions meet in such a small space. The most important sights of Jerusalem are located in the Old City, which is only 1 km long and enclosed by a wall. It is not without reason that it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for 30 years. On our round tour we meet the central sites of the three world religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In the Via Dolorosa you will meet Christians singing songs with guitars and large wooden crosses. They reenact the Passion of Jesus Christ with one goal in mind: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre with the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of the tomb of Jesus. At the Wailing Wall, the appearance of the people changes: Orthodox Jews with white shirts and black coats, kippas, hats and curls approach the wall to offer prayers and wishes. The Temple


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