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“Mount Herzl”

Mount Herzl National Cemetery
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Small-Group Jewish Heritage Tour from Jerusalem
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Owner description: This memorial park and cemetery is the final resting place of Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, and other noted leaders including Golda Meir, Levi Eshkol and Yitzhak Rabin.
Reviewed October 16, 2013

When you visit Mount Herzl - and it is a must - not only you see the graves and the beautiful greenery around, but before everything you have to visit the museum there. It tells you all about Herzl and his vision of the Israel State. I was extremely moved (I think I even cried). It is a show of one actor (playing Herzl) which you cannot and shouldn't miss when you are in Jerusalem! You will certainly understand better why Israel is so much part of us.

2  Thank SHULA2013
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

The museum is only by reservation. We called 3x and they did not answer. You can visit the outdoor Herzl grave site, but they were out of English guides. All on all a poor visit. Poor signage. The adjacent military cemetery is also adjacent, but again poor signage for non Hebrew readers.

Thank LakeTahoeMike
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Mount Herzl is not what many visitors expect before their first trip to Israel. It is covered with huge trees, and is cool, hilly, and quiet. It is a world away from the hustle-bustle of the city, even though it's right next door. It was a beautiful place to walk with the fragrance of warm evergreens in the air.

Thank Nancy E
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Mount Herzl Cemetary and its associated memorials should be on every visitor's list. I have visited this spot at least once on each my annual trips to Jerusalem.

I usually take the light rail and get off at the Yad Vashem stop. You can also repeat this trip in reverse by getting off at the stop prior to Yad Vashem.

Walk down the roadway or catch their free shuttle to the Museum entrance plaza. From here take the secluded path to one's right up to the cemetary. There are plaques all along this path. Eventually one arrives at the plaza with the National leaders graves.

After pausing here descend to the left and walk along the roadways by the monuments to the many conflicts and incidents in Israel's history. Individual graves are up the hill on terraces to one's right.

Take the main path to the main plaza. The helpful adminisration offices are on the left where you can get a map if the plaza boxes are empty. Exiting through the main egress gate you can walk along the street to the rail station in front of the Yad Sarah building. Often I walk along Jaffa Road to the Mehane Yehuda Market.

Sometimes a memorial service may be in progress for a group or family. However, there are usually never many visitors here so quiet reflection is easy. Do stop and read the plaques. Find a soldier or two's graves and 'adopt them'. Note their ages and Yahrzeits. Make sure you gaze out over distant Jerusalem neighbourhoods and try and pick out which ones they are.

The grounds staff are wonderful people committed to keeping the plants in fine shape. Talk to them. Rub some of the lavender between your fingers and smell it as you walk. Note the wild Cyclamens which grow in crevices everywhere. On a sunny day it is glorious here and on a cloudy day memorable.

Enjoy this most wonderful of places, but remember why it is here.

1  Thank Yonatan C
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is an unusual sight. It's unusual because you're going to there to speak not about to what to see you speaking and thinking about what you don't see. You see the tomb of Herzl but you're not speaking so much about the tomb, you thinking about the person. The founder of the Zionist idea is buried there. The tomb itself elegant and humble but the person was it really hero and every leader. If you don't have the background of Zionist idea, the visit at the tomb it will not help you.
This is also the cemetery for the leaders of the state of Israel including golda Meeir and Ithak Rabin.
If you're interested the best is to book a visit at Hoetzel museum which explains about the all concept. I think it hertzel museum is one of the most exciting and moving museums in Israel I highly recommend it. If you have some time simply call and book and visit the entrance to the museum is just after booking a visit though to fact that the entrance is with small groups. the admission fee is 6 dollars . This museum is not to miss.

Thank Rafi R
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