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All reviews german colony bahai gardens lots of restaurants fattoush interesting architecture ben gurion the main street both sides restaurants and coffee shops walk around great view nice place to visit nice walk golden dome century templar neighborhood
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This area, in the center of the city was very historic, pristine and lovely. Full of restaurants and hotels and views of the gardens above. Small but quaint area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mitchell D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is still called German colony but you can't find even a real German restaurant. Historically the Germans established this part of the city, but today there are mostly arab and jewish inhabitants. You can stroll a little in the streets.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 545medva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The buildings here are generally from the late 1800s or early 1900s and many have been converted into hotels or bars and restaurants. At night, the whole area is lot with Christmas lights and there are great views of the Bahai complex and port.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jsavElizabeth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A festive place, very colorful and happy. You can see coexistence between Jews and Arabs. Good restaurants and fast food Awesome view to bahayim park recommend time evening

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alexzak67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you go to the German Colony you will feel a combination of cultures, locals, tourists and history. Not to mention the beautiful view up the hill of the B'hai Gardens.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HappySoloTraveler18
Reviewed January 13, 2019

A stroll on BEN GURION st. gives you hope of coexistence between Arabs and Jews. Beautiful roads, Interesting Templar buildings

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank judyTelAviv
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Wonderful nightlife and shopping. It is an area with historical roots stemming from Germany and finding a home in Israel

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kiki971
Reviewed December 28, 2018

The German Colony is one of the oldest established part of Haifa. Just wander around the district and see how life lives. It's an easy walk from some areas of accomodation in the district

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tony H
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

nice place, great architecture, but no longer german. couldn't find a real german themed place to eat. don't bother here for food though there a plenty of places, there is a bad serbice attitude.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gary S
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice streets with nice old buildings. Fun street to explore. Also has several restaurants on this street. The street was decorated for the holidays.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Anna K
December 17, 2017|
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Response from nikrakram | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes its a mostly christian arab area so most places are open all over the weekend
February 9, 2017|
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Response from Smadar B | Reviewed this property |
Hi There are some boutique hotels and hostels in and around the German Colony. But the main hotels are on top of the Carmel mountain. Not all sites are at walking distance. Buses are useful. Technion- not sure. If I can... More
February 19, 2015|
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Response from kobis46 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm sorry I comment only now I just got back from a trip to the Negev and it was amazing. The German colony is a very safe and there is no problem to my knowledge. Around Haifa There are several beautiful beaches and... More
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Recommendations for shopping (10 Replies)
Dear DE's: Other than Mamilla Mall, which we will visit, what other (not so touristy) areas for nice, local shopping ( window and actual) could we go to? I'm not very interested in places that have too many chain stores with multi-national brands, I can go to my local mall in DC for that. Are there areas in German Colony? The First Station area? Are there shopping/strolling areas near Israel Museum? What time do shops close in general? Thanks for this and all the excellent guidance.
July 12, 2013|
Response fromanmejoshme|
The obvious ones are Machane Yehuda market and the shops around there along Jaffa and Agrippa street. You can buy everything from luggage to women's clothing to electronics. The other obvious area is Ben Yehuda street which is a tourist area, however the area around there has some great shops, some boutique style, others just run of the mill. The German Colony is nice for walking but there isn't a lot of 'shopping' to do. Sure there are grocery stores, restaurants, laudromat, post office,...More
Newton, MA
Where to stay - apartment or hotel? (2 Replies)
Since my family will be in Jerusalem for 2 weeks, we are considering renting an apartment. Does anyone know how I can find out about apartment rentals within walking distance of the German Colony area? As an alternative to this, are there any hotels in the area that offer extended stay rates? We will probably need 2 - 3 rooms.
June 27, 2005|
Response fromnumbersgirl|
Suzanne - Thank you for your suggestions. I have been getting some good leads on apartment rentals.
Heather G
Gippsland, Australia
Jerusalem location (15 Replies)
Last time we were in Jerusalem we stayed in the Harmony hotel and found that a good location. We have decided that the Harmony is way overpriced and are thinking about renting an apartment so we can cut down costs and stay longer, but we are not sure where. We plan to be in Jerusalem for three weeks next April so we will be there over Passover. (We are not Jewish). Which location would be best for us. I have been looking at apartments near the Harmony, and also near Emek Refain. I have...More
July 09, 2013|
Response fromHeather G|
Oh and in case we cater for ourselves, I would need to be near shops where I can find gluten free food. :)