Mount Herzl National Cemetery, Jerusalem

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Pay your respects to prime ministers, presidents, and other notable Jews buried at Mount Herzl National Cemetery, a resting place of many leaders of Zionism and the state of Israel. At 834 m (2,736 ft) above sea level, the mount has served as Israel's national cemetery since 1951. It houses the remains of one of the fathers of modern political Zionism, Theodor Herzl, transferred here from Austria in 1949. Learn about Zionism at the Herzl Center, showing an engaging multimedia presentation about the vision of the Jewish State. You can also visit the Victims of Acts of Terror Memorial, commemorating Jewish lives lost in acts of terrorism since 1851. Mount Herzl National Cemetery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Jerusalem Edition.
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  • Well worth visiting. Guided tours walk you through various sets that depicts his journey towards the dream of a jewish state.  more »
  • At the top of the Herzlberg stands the tomb of Theodor Herzl, the father of zionism (= The aim of a state of its own (Israel) for the Jews. There are also buried: Simon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin and wife Lea, Golda Meir and many more important politicians and military. The German Oskar Schindler, who saved a few thousand Jews during the Holocaust, is buried in a Christian cemetery near the Zion gate. His grave is buried under a lot of pebbles (for the Jews a symbol of respect).
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  • Story of a nation. One of the prettiest and saddest place to visit. They planned it in a way to tell the story of the nation, one of the must visit places to both learn about our nation and pay respect to the heroes that made it happen
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