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German Colony is one of the best places in Jerusalem to just have a stroll through a lovely neighborhood and wind up at one of the cafe-restaurants on the main street, Emek Refaim. Stay near the center of Emek Refaim Street, between the cross streets...More
Took my family to see some Christmas celebrations which is rare in Israel.
The German Colony is well decorated during December.
In the night the police closes the road for cars and people can walk on the road.
The restaurants are very good.
Built in Refaim Valley,by the community of German Templers,(Templegemeinde) that was found in Wurtenberg by Christophor Hoffman,1815-1855,
The Templers settled in Jaffa,1868with the idea to form an ideal Christian community based on the Old Testament They founded six colonies in the Holy-Land,Haifa,Sarona,Wilhaelma(Bney-Atarot),Wakdhaim and Beith Lehem...More
We used to walk down Emek Rfaim and find a great different restaurant every night. Many of these have moved to other areas and I have the impression that the area is on a downward trend.
I shudder to think what the light train construction...More
Centered around Emek Refaim, this is a nice place to walk down on a leisurely day.
Shops and restaurants line the street and anything from coffee to waffles to ice cream to full delicious meals are available.
Looking for a walk? Than the German Colony including the old graveyard might be something of the beaten Jerusalem track. You will find some nice houses built by the Templers (a German protestant sect) end of the 19th century with some gardens and their graveyard....More
The German colony was established by members of the German Temple Society in the second half of the 19th century. It's since then been expanded and developed into a trendy neighborhood but with a village like atmosphere.
It's main street is Emek Refaim which has...More