City Walking Tour
Walking tour of Riga Jewish objects with our knowledgeable guide. This tour will introduce you with important Jewish places located in the Riga Old Town and the central part of the city as well as the guide stories about the history of jewish people life in Riga!
About The Tour
- Riga Jewish Ghetto Museum
- Riga Jewish Synagogue
- Riga Choral Synagogue memorial
Riga Ghetto Museum is located in the historic area bordering the former ghetto. More than 70,000 names of Holocaust victims and a photo exhibition, focusing on anti-Semitic propaganda, the Holocaust in Latvia, the resistance movement and those who provided safe haven, are set on a piece of land, covered by cobblestone taken from the streets of the former ghetto.
Visit the only synagogue in Riga which escaped from being burned down durinmg the WWII as it was located in the Old Town of Riga and there was a risk that the fire would spread to nearby buildings.
Building uniting all the jewish people of Riga was designed and built by two people – an outstanding architect and art historian Wilhelm Neumann and beginning architect Hermann Seuberlich.
Remains of the Synagogue where during the first days of the World War II Nazi German occupation of the city of Riga wherehundreds of Jewish refugees from Lithuania and local Latvian Jews were herded into the basement of the synagogue which was then intentionally burned to the ground.
Next to the Synagogue there stands a monument dedicated to the saver of the Jewish people - Žanis Lipke!
- Tour includes moderate amount of walking, please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
- The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather
Map of the tour
Tour Price and Booking
- Meeting at the hotel (if located in the Riga Old Town)
- Entrance donations to Riga Jewish Sinagogue
- Entrance donations to Riga Jewish Ghetto