Tour of the Grindelviertel: Learn about the History of Jews in Hamburg



  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
Abaton-Kino, Allende-Platz 3, at the bike racks in front of the cinema

You navigate the University campus every day to go to seminars, the library, or the cafeteria. Did you know this is also the heart of Hamburg’s old Jewish quarter?

In the second half of the nineteenth century, the Grindelviertel became a center of Jewish culture and life. Until the Nazi era, it was home to most of the over 20,000 members of Hamburg’s Jewish community. When the National Socialists seized power in 1933, this came to a brutal end. During Reichspogromnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, in 1938, the Nazis torched and destroyed synagogues and Jewish cultural centers.

Today, the Grindelviertel is a vibrant community with a special flair thanks to numerous cafés and restaurants. It also an important cornerstone of Jewish life in the city. Learn more during our tour with a professional guide who is well-versed in history and the latest goings-on! Naturally, this tour is an opportunity to ask questions, as well! Let’s all delve into the history and life in the Grindelviertel today.

After the tour you are invited to share your experiences and thoughts with the other participants and our team over a cup of coffee or tea.

We look forward to meeting you!

Language: The event will be held in German and/or English, feel free to participate in whichever language works for you. Our team of tutors will also be happy to speak with you in many other languages!

Contact and information: If you have any questions, just contact our Team for Cultural Events and Leisure Activities. On the PIASTA website, you will find lots of additional information about us and our program.

We look forward to your participation!

Your PIASTA Team

Course number
Led by
Kristina Omelchenko, German Studies M.A.; Madeh Schariati, PIASTA Tutor; Aya Muramoto, PIASTA Tutor; Diana Garcia, PIASTA Tutor
Target group
Students, Doctoral Students, UHH graduates
Max number of participants
german, english
Booking period
You can book this event until 2:00 p.m. on 23 June 2024.

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