Welcome to Jewish Copenhagen
On our Jewish tours through Copenhagen, we will introduce you to the amazing story of Danish Jewry. All the way back from when the first Jews were invited by King Christian 4th in 1622, up to the present time.
Although never many in number, the Jews of Denmark have had a substantial and important influence on Danish culture and history.
See all our regular tours in Copenhagen below or in the side bar.
Live Virtual Jewish tours and zoom webinars
We can also provide you with different live virtual jewish tours via Zoom, exclusively for you congregation, Jewish school or federation.
You can chosse:
Jewish Copenhagen Classic – 1-hour live Introduction to the story of the Danish Jews from the center of Copenhagen.
Rescue route 1 – 1-hour live from Dragør with the personal stories of the rescue of the Danish Jews in Oct 1943.
Rescue route 2 – 1-hour live from Gilleleje with stories of heroes and disaster in this fishing village during WW2.
Live Zoom webinar – 1,5-hour zoom presentation with exiting pictures, video clips and time for Q&As.
Unfortunately the Danish-Jewish Museum is closed due to reconstruction until January 2022.
We offer different kinds of Jewish tours
Choose our Jewish walking tour, to really appreciate the many stories and a wide variety of sights. If you do not like walking, you may also choose to drive from place to place, or you can combine the two as you like.
You may also choose one of our rescue tours, where we bring you to the fishing village, from where many Danish Jews escaped to Sweden. Or how about combining a Jewish tour with a visit to the beautiful Rosenborg Castle and a private boat tour in the charming canals (Jewish, Castle and Boat tour).
For an easy and print friendly overview, download our Jewish Tour Catalogue here or check out all the tours in the menu bar to the left!
**Please note that all our tours are private tours and we do not mix groups!
The miraculous rescue of Danish Jewry
Brave fishermen helped more than 95 % of the Danish Jewish population across the strait to safety in Sweden. Many Jews made their escaped from fishing villages on small boats. Your guide will share her personal stories about the miraculous rescue of some 7,000 Danish Jews in October 1943.
Jewish life today
What is Jewish life in Denmark like today? Of course our guide will also give you a good idea of what its like to live a Jewish life in Denmark in 2020.
On our Jewish Info page, you can find relevant contact information for Jewish institutions in Copenhagen, Kosher restaurant etc.
Only local Danish Jewish guides
All our guides are born and raised within the Danish-Jewish community. Likewise our tours always include a visit to the Copenhagen Synagogue (if possible) and a visit to the Danish-Jewish Museum “Mitzvah”.