Attractions & Places to Visit in & Near Haifa
Hebrew: טיולים בעזור חיפה והצפון
People flock to Northern Israel for a quiet respite and break from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. On your way up north, to the Galilee or the Golan, stop, take some time and discover some popular spots and some that are off the beaten track.
Ghetto Fighter's House
Nahariyah: Kibbutz Lohamei HaGetta'ot - The Ghetto Fighters' House
The Ghetto Fighters' House or The Itzhak Katzenelson Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum was founded in 1949 by Holocaust survivors and members of the Jewish underground in the ghettos of Poland, and veterans of partisan units. It is a place that tells the story of the Jews during the 20th century and during the Second World War. The Ghetto Fighters’ House was the first museum in the world to commemorate the memory of the Holocaust and Jewish resistance.
The Yizkor Hall allows the public access to the archives and art collections for viewing. Names of the communities from which Jews were taken to their deaths are displayed here to.
The Ghetto Fighters’ House is located on the Coastal Highway (Route #4) between Akko and Nahariya. Bus No. 271 from Haifa-Mercazit ha-Mifratz to Nahariya or "sherut" to the stop opposite the Ghetto Fighters' House. You can also take the northbound train to the Akko station; continue from there on the Coast Road by bus or taxi – both leave regularly from the "Egged" station which is approximately a five minute walk from the train station.
- Many primary schools introduce their pupils to the Holocaust by taking them on a visit to the Yad LeYeled memorial museum. Go with if you can.
- Guided tours in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
- Wheel-chair friendly. Hearing impaired visitors can borrow a device, worn on the neck, that transfers the words of the guide or the personal audio guide to their hearing aid. Three cheers for that!
- Amazing ancient Turkish aqueduct adjacent to the museum
Sunday - Thursday: 9:00 – 16:00, Friday:9:00-13:00 (by group reservation only). Saturdays and holidays: closed (unless by special arrangement for groups)
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