Discover Denmark's Jewish Heritage during two museum visits and a panoramic drive that focuses on notable Jewish landmarks.
From the pier you'll first travel to the new Danish Jewish Museum, where the past comes alive through the artifacts, images and sounds that have been preserved from centuries of Jewish life. The museum's compelling exhibits include a variety of items that evoke a range of thoughts and emotions. You will have a chance to inspect pieces that are exotic, beautiful, strange and even cruel, as well as recognizable everyday objects. During your visit, you will see that the museum is not a holocaust museum, but is rather a museum about living Jewish culture.
Your second museum experience unfolds at the Museum of Danish Resistance. As the name suggests, the museum is dedicated to Danish opposition to Nazi occupation between the years of 1940 and 1945. A special exhibit tells the amazing story of the rescue of Danish Jews in October, 1943. Thanks to the resistance movement, which saw countless civilians helping Danish Jews go underground and sail to Sweden, over 99% of Denmark's Jewish population survived the Holocaust.
Additional glimpses into Jewish history will be afforded during a scenic city drive. View the Copenhagen Synagogue, the Round Tower and the Trinitatis church, where the Torah rolls of the synagogue were hidden during the Second World War. Afterwards, you'll transfer directly back to the pier.
Please note: It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of the sights viewed or visited may vary.