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  • The Orient Jerusalem is located on Emek Refaim Street, in the heart of the picturesque German Colony. In these beautiful houses, every stone holds a secret.

    The Colony was founded by the Templers, a German religious group, in the 1800s, and many of its iconic houses still stand today.

    In recent years, countless cafés, restaurants, bars and boutiques have opened in the area, attracting a young and vibrant crowd and garnering the nickname "the Sheinkin Street of Jerusalem." The spring and summer months, with their comfortable climate, see a resurgence of activity alongside many festivals, including the famous farmers' market. The Colony's unique character invites you to take leisurely strolls through the area, occasionally happening upon hidden shaded alleyways as you admire the charming houses, each a work of art in its own right. When you begin to tire, stop into one of the area's many cafés and enjoy a little people-watching while sipping white wine and indulging in Viennese-style yeast cakes – just like in the Europe of yesteryear.