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Haifa, Haifa District, Israel — West Asia (the Levant in the Middle East)
 

The German Colony Story

Die Geschichte der deutschen Kolonie

 
 
The German Colony Story Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chris English, October 22, 2014
1. The German Colony Story Marker
Inscription.  The establishment of the German Colony in 1869 is a milestone in the history of Haifa's development. In the middle of a sparsely populated and largely barren land, laboring under deficient rule, hundreds of German settlers characterized by great energy, resourcefulness, religious fervor and a variety of professional backgrounds, established a garden city unlike any that existed in the country until then. Outside the Haifa city walls, a boulevard sprang up stretching from the foot of the hills to the sea. It was lined with gardens and homes, remarkable for their beauty. In addition, the German settlers succeeded in establishing on Carmel Mountain a residential quarter among the most pleasant in the country, today's Carmel Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 32° 49.081′ N, 34° 59.367′ E. Marker is in Haifa, Haifa District. Marker is on Siderot Ben Gurion, 0.8 kilometers west of HaGefen Street, on the left when traveling east.
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Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Shrine of the Báb Terraces and Gardens (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Raoul Wallenberg's Residence (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Exodus (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); The Lion's Trail - Nesher (approx. 6.7 kilometers away); The Crusader Fortress of the Knights of the Hospital and the Ottoman-Turkish Citadel of Akko (approx. 14 kilometers away); The Crusaders (approx. 14 kilometers away); The Shrine and Mansion of Bahá’u’lláh (approx. 17.4 kilometers away); Wilfrid Israel (approx. 20.5 kilometers away in Northern District). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haifa.
 
More about this marker. This is one of several historical markers on the north and south sides of Ben Gurion Avenue telling the story of the German Templer Colony of Haifa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry, Templers (religious believers). (Submitted on November 30, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
2. The Templers: German settlers who left their mark on Palestine. BBC Magazine article on the Templers. (Submitted on December 2, 2014.) 
 
Additional keywords.
The German Colony Story Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chris English, October 22, 2014
2. The German Colony Story Marker
This marker is in Hebrew, Arabic, German and English
Templer,Tempelgesellschaft,temple society,pietist,Deutscher Tempel
 
The Tile-roofed German Colony from Yefe Nof Street in Haifa image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chris English, October 24, 2014
3. The Tile-roofed German Colony from Yefe Nof Street in Haifa
<i> Haifa & environs. Haifa. The new section. (Showing the Tomb of Abbas Effendi)</i> image. Click for full size.
G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection, Library of Congress
4. Haifa & environs. Haifa. The new section. (Showing the Tomb of Abbas Effendi)
The LOC notes indicate this photo as having been taken between 1898 and 1946. Note this shot is severely cropped on both sides to more closely match the perspective of the preceding photo, with both looking northeast along Ben Gurion Avenue.
<i>German Colony at Haifa</i> image. Click for full size.
5. German Colony at Haifa
Photo taken between 1898 and 1914, courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on December 2, 2014. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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