World Jewish Travel Celebrates 400th anniversary of Jewish Life in Denmark with New Copenhagen Digital City Page and eBook
On November 15 2022, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, along with the Prime Minister, will visit the Great Synagogue of Copenhagen to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the start of Jewish Life in Denmark. The Queen will also visit the Danish Jewish Museum, which recently reopened with a new entrance designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, designer of amongst other buildings, the New World Trade Center.
To mark the 400th anniversary of the event, non-profit organisation World Jewish Travel (WJT) worked with the Jewish community and the Jewish Museum to curate a 'Jewish Copenhagen' page. This city page helps travellers discover the iconic sites (like the Danish Jewish Museum) and iconic events (like the Jewish Cultural Festival) to help travellers gain an authentic local Jewish experience. Especially important is the Jewish Copenhagen Map eBook, which can be downloaded before you begin your trip.
WJT is honoured to work with the Jewish Museum and the Jewish Community Center to mark The 400th year since King Christian IV invited some Spanish and Portuguese Jewish people into the country.Jack Gottlieb, Founder of WJT
Aside from sites and events you can find on this page a list of premier guides, tours, restaurants, and more. Through walking tours, visits to landmarks and culinary delights, travellers will be treated to an amazing journey in the history of Jewish life in the Kingdom of Denmark, and thereby get a glimpse into the successes and hardships, especially during the holocaust that marked four centuries of contributions to the country’s culture.
The Jewish Story of Copenhagen before and after the holocaust is compelling and now it can be accessed with the click of a mouse. Now everyone can learn how the whole Jewish community of Denmark was saved during the Holocaust.Jack Gottlieb, Founder of WJT
Special events related to the commemoration will run throughout the rest of the year and into the beginning of 2023 and can be accessed below. A special poster was created to mark the event as well as a new Danish beer. Skol everyone!