Mount Scopus and Surroundings Walking Tour, Jerusalem

Jerusalem is surrounded by hills. Mount Scopus, in the northeast of the city, offers the most splendid view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Its most visited landmarks are Ammunition Hill, a memorial of a great battle, the Hebrew University campus, with its botanical garden and amphitheater, a military cemetery and a few others. This self-guided tour will lead you to the following Mount Scopus sights:
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Mount Scopus and Surroundings Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Mount Scopus and Surroundings Walking Tour
Guide Location: Israel » Jerusalem (See other walking tours in Jerusalem)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Author: vickyc
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Ammunition Hill

1) Ammunition Hill

Ammunition Hill is the site of a bloody fight between Israeli paratroopers and Jordanian legionnaires during the Six Day War in 1967. This occurred to connect Mount Scopus back to central Jerusalem for reunification. The battle claimed 37 Israeli lives and a total of 183 soldiers died during the Six Day War. Their names are memorialized here on a wall and a ceremony is held on Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day).

The area sits between two modern neighborhoods called French Hill and Ramat Eshkol....   view more
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British Military Cemetery on Mount Scopus

2) British Military Cemetery on Mount Scopus

British Military Cemetery on Mount Scopus is a final resting place for more than 3,000 British troops. These soldiers were killed during the Palestine campaign that took place in 1916-1917. The grounds are immaculately kept and the simple burial stones make the stark reality of war very real. The stones have name, age and the date of the soldier’s death on them. The unit insignia is also on the stone.

The cemetery is set according to the Imperial War Graves Commission. The commission is...   view more
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Hebrew University

3) Hebrew University

The Hebrew University has three campuses in Jerusalem and one in Rehovot. It is the second oldest university in Israel, and established in 1918. The idea of a Jewish University was first proposed in the 1880s, but it took awhile for the project to take shape. The opening day was in 1925 and soon a medical school was taking shape followed rapidly by a law school and an agricultural institute.

Unfortunately, in 1948 a convoy was attacked bringing medical supplies between Jerusalem and the...   view more
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BYU Jerusalem Center

4) BYU Jerusalem Center

The Brigham Young University (BYU) Jerusalem Center is an outgrowth of the LDS Church’s semester abroad program. Students that study at BYU, BYU-Idaho, or BYU-Hawaii can come here to study for a semester. Additionally, the center also is there for any Mormon pilgrim in Israel who needs assistance or wishes to worship.

There was severe opposition to the building of the facility initially. Its prominent position on the skyline of the Mount of Olives probably did not help its cause. After...   view more
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Augusta Victoria Hospital and Church

5) Augusta Victoria Hospital and Church

The Augusta Victoria Hospital and Church was built in 1907 at the behest of the German Protestant community in Israel. It is located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Named after Augusta Viktoria the wife of Kaiser Wilhelm II it was intended as a place of rest or a hospice for visiting German pilgrims.

The centerpiece of the building is the bell tower that stands 213 feet in the air. Four large bells occupy the tower. The bells were built in Germany and then transported to Jerusalem. The...   view more

Walking Tours in Jerusalem, Israel

Create Your Own Walk in Jerusalem

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Kids Self-Guided Tour of Jerusalem

Kids Self-Guided Tour of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is also a city of much fun. Both your children and you will enjoy the unique and unforgettable experiences that you can have in the Bible lands historical museum, the youth wing of the Israel Museum, and Jerusalem's fascinating playgrounds. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most visited children's attractions of Jerusalem.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 km
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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
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Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Jerusalem Jaffa Road Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
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Mount of Olives Walking Tour of Jerusalem

The Mount of Olives is on the east side of the Old City of Jerusalem. Here you will see the magnificent churches that are also biblical sites, a very old cemetery with tombs of the Prophets. For many people this is a holy place as God is always present here. The following self-guided tour will lead you through the Mount of Olives landmarks:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km

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