The German Colony

At the foot of the Bahai Gardens, lies the German Colony. The story behind the area is that in 1868 Christoph Hoffman and Georg David Hardegg came from Germany to Haifa. The men were members of the Templar Society who are credited with developing Haifa; at the time Haifa was a town of just 4,000 people.
The main street in the German Colony was one of the most beautiful streets in the period and was much admired- thirty meters wide and lined on both sides with trees, stone houses with red-shingled roofs.  
The German Colony has been undergoing renovations and signs placed in front of various buildings enable visitors to understand more about the beginnings of the colony.
One of the first buildings in the German Colony is the Beit Am (House of the People), which is being renovated today. It served as a house of worship and community center.
In the summer, street theater brings the German Colony to life, with students from Haifa University’s Theater Department performing.



Categories : Attractions

Charlotte Noris

Hello reader. My name is Charlotte Noris and I am sure that you will definitely enjoy my blog. Do you know why? All because on the pages you will see bright and colorful photos, as well as useful information. My husband and I are freelancers, so we can travel at any time of the year. For myself, I most often plan tours in advance, but it also happens that the trip turns out to be spontaneous when I see an interesting place and a nice price. At the age of 35, I have visited more than 30 countries and do not plan to stop there. I want to visit all continents and the most secret corners of our planet.

2 thoughts on “The German Colony

  • location, location, location!
    Excellent location with many coffee shops, restaurants and bars as well as being fantastically close to the famous Bahai Gardens

  • A glimpse into the history of Haifa
    Our group stayed here and thoroughly enjoyed the pleasant, highly accessible, history-filled area.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *