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The German Colony

Updated: Oct 2, 2022

The German Colony is one of the most beautiful and intriguing streets in Haifa.

The upper part is bounded by the gorgeous Baha'i Gardens, and the lower part descends towards the sea.

You will find charming houses from the 19th century, restaurants, cafes, and the interesting city museum in the middle. The Templars were Germans who came to Israel in the 19th century believed that settlement here would lead to the redemption of the world. They brought their knowledge and tradition and made the place a replica of a modern German town. Several houses in the contemporary colony remained from those years and are now designated for preservation.

Along the street, there are signs and a map guiding you to the houses

Shopping enthusiasts: In the City Center, you will find an outlet with several brands. It is also open on Saturdays. At the end of the first floor, a small beer bar serves excellent beers from the barrel, food next to the beer (like hot dogs). There is an option to fill beer in bottles to take home.

The city museum has a small permanent exhibition on the development of Haifa and rotating exhibits. The museum itself is located in what was in the 19th century the Templar People's House. Friday-Saturday admission is free.

And along the street there are various cafes and restaurants


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