For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, the city of Jerusalem is the "Holy City". The density of sanctuaries is correspondingly high and thus also pilgrimage sites and sights of the disputed capital of Israel. In order not to lose the overview with so many sightseeings, it is recommendable to make a tour with a person who knows the place.
The old town offers wonderful bazaars in winding alleys where you should try coffee with cardamom or black tea with peppermint.
Facts & Figures: 900,000 inhabitants, 4 districts (Old City, West Jerusalem, East Jerusalem, One Kerem), official languages are Hebrew and Arabic, almost all Hebrews speak English, among Arabs the percentage is lower, due to rigorous security measures (checkpoints, metal detectors, armed police) the city can be considered safe.
Nightlife: Still unthinkable decades ago, today celebrated everyday life: With the end of Shabat the night life begins and you go to the numerous cafés of the city. Night cafés, trendy pubs and discos offer a change from everyday life in the Holy City. In-Treffs are located in Nahlat Shiva (in the triangle of the streets Kikar HaZion, Ben Yehuda and Jaffa Street), in the industrial quarter Talpiyot or in the Russian Compound
Jerusalem sights: World-famous sights in Jerusalem are undoubtedly the Wailing Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock with its gilded dome and the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Yad Vashem Memorial, which commemorates the murder of millions of Jews in the Third Reich
Souvenirs: cosmetics from the Dead Sea, scarves, jewellery, ceramics or culinary delicacies such as hummus, wine or spices - the choice at the bazaars is huge! And bargaining is compulsory!
The tourist traps: Restaurants in the old town are usually very overpriced and not recommended.