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Templar(Amish) community?

by grncard

I was told that there is an active Templar community in Zichron? Where is it located? My family and I would like to visit.

Re: Templar(Amish) community?

by Gili_S

I haven\t heard of such there but maybe due to the none use of power, their web site is down.

Re: Templar(Amish) community?

by leics

Not quite the same as Amish. The German Templars (nothing to do with the Knights Templar/Holy Grail) came from Wuttemburg in 1868 to Haifa, puchased land and developed a planned agricultural community.



In Haifa there is a (?restored?)area built by German 'Templars' in the 19th century ('the German Colony') and (from one of the tips on the link below) I believe there is a similar area in Zichron but have been able to find no further detail.


Re: Templar(Amish) community?

by laurierappeport

There is an area in Zichron Ya'akov where the architecture was influenced by the Templers who lived in Haifa in the beginning of the 20th century. But the Templers never lived there.

There is another town in the Haifa area where the Templers of Haifa moved to and established a community -- Beit Lechem HaGlilit (Bethlehem of the Galilee). The old buildings of the town are built in Templer fashion. The Templers, as mentioned, were German, and were banished from the country when the British captured it during WWI. There are no Templer communities left.

Re: Templar(Amish) community?

by g.l.s.h

I assume you refer to the "Beit El" German community in Zichron (they have nothing to do with the Templer's: they only got to Israel in the 60's), sometimes known as the "Amish" here.

They own a famous bakery in Zichron (Beit El Bakery): yellow pages gives its number as 972-4- 6299986. At this late hour (here in Israel) I cant check more then that. They do exists, and even were mentiond lately when their status as citizens was established.

Travel Tips for Zichron Yaakov

Mansur-El-Aqab Byzantine Ruin

by iblatt

In the nature park outside Ramat Ha-Nadiv -
(see my tip: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d29d6/1a0f74/4/), there are a few hiking trails. One of them (marked in red) leads west, to the Byzantine ruin of Mansur-El-Aqab.

The location is impressive, at the edge of the Carmel mountain south-western slope, overlooking the coastal plain. You can see banana plantations right below you on the plain, the bird sanctuary of Maagan Michael and its fish ponds, the Arab village of Jissr-A-Zarka, the villas of Caesarea and the houses of Or Akiva, with Hadera in the distance.

The partially reconstructed ruin is of a Byzantine farmhouse, originally a vaulted two-storey structure. The ruin was first discovered by a British archeological survey delegation in the 1870s, and was excavated between 1984-1987. There are findings from the Second Temple (Roman) period, when Mansur-El-Aqab formed part of the agricultural hinterland of the prosperous Caesarea, with oil and wine presses and a threshing floor; from the Byzantine period (4th-7th century AD) and from the Middle Ages.

The trail to Mansur-El-Aqab is part of the Israel Trail ("Shvil Yisrael"):
And my tip: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/te/1e2e7e/5808fbc06552fc461d8ff7cd9aa69d5b/

En Hod

by ophiro

En Hod is a small village very close to Caesarea and Zichron Yaakov.

This is an artists village with many statues everywhere , beautiful houses , small and narrow streets and beautiful view to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Pioneers Memorial

by edvin_br

The memorial can be found at the town Center. It was established to immortalize the founders of Zichron Ya'akov that came to the region at 1882. Thier names are written on the ceramic surface. At the sight you can also find a small room where there are some rare pictures of the town at the first years after its establishment.

Benjamin's pool

by ophiro

Benjamin's pool is a big water pool that The baron (Edmond de Rothschild) built for the citizens of the town to help them to carry water.
You can enjoy beautiful landscapes from the top of the tower.

The First Immigration Museum

by edvin_br

The museum is situated at the old Centter of Zichron in one of the towns most impressive buildings.
The museums presents the beginning of the Israeli settlements and illustrates the Prograss of the immigration.


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