St. Paul, Ravenna, 5th Century (Source: J. Schäfer, Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon)

Apostle Paul is one of the most influential figures of early Christianity and patron saint of our house. He writes in his letter to the Corinthians:

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received. 1 Cor 15:3

If you come to Jerusalem as a pilgrim or are simply interested in the world of Jesus and the Judaism of his time, we would like to offer you the opportunity to explore the biblical and religious traditions, through impulses, the presentation of the texts or simply in conversation. We are happy to help you with contacts and information to experience the Holy Places individually.

We also support you with advice and action to discover the fascinating cultural and religious history of Jerusalem and the traditions of the three Abrahamic religions.

Places and Walks in the Holy City

We invite our guests to get to know the religious and cultural history of Jerusalem on individual tours in a small group (depending on request and possibility).

This page introduces you to places in the Holy City and ways to discover them. Additional information is available in Paulus-Haus.

Even today, the Old City of Jerusalem is essentially shaped by the monumental Temple Terrace of Herod and the complex of the Roman Aelia Capitolina, which Emperor Hadrian founded.
Even today, the Old City of Jerusalem is essentially shaped by the monumental Temple Terrace of Herod and the complex of the Roman Aelia Capitolina, which Emperor Hadrian founded.
Pilgrims and Churches have created a landscape of remembrance in Jerusalem over the centuries, bringing to mind the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus and the life of the oldest christian community.
Pilgrims and Churches have created a landscape of remembrance in Jerusalem over the centuries, bringing to mind the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus and the life of the oldest christian community.
As the place of Islam's third holiest site, the Holy City was endowed with magnificent buildings and foundations in all Muslim Periods, which still shape the image and spirit of Jerusalem today.
As the place of Islam's third holiest site, the Holy City was endowed with magnificent buildings and foundations in all Muslim Periods, which still shape the image and spirit of Jerusalem today.
Jerusalem ist als ehemalige Hauptstadt Judas und Ort des Tempels zentraler Ort der jüdischen Identität. Noch heute wünscht man sich am Pessachfest und am Yom kippur: “Nächstes Jahr in Jerusalem!” In und an der Jerusalemer Altstadt kann man zahlreichen Zeugnissen jüdischen Lebens begegnen.
Jerusalem ist als ehemalige Hauptstadt Judas und Ort des Tempels zentraler Ort der jüdischen Identität. Noch heute wünscht man sich am Pessachfest und am Yom kippur: “Nächstes Jahr in Jerusalem!” In und an der Jerusalemer Altstadt kann man zahlreichen Zeugnissen jüdischen Lebens begegnen.

Encounter and Dialogue (for groups)

For a better understanding, getting to know each other is an essential prerequisite. Mutual appreciation can be a solid basis for dealing with one's own and foreign cultural values, also with different religious traditions. In Paulus-Haus we offer the opportunity to meet and get to know representatives of Judaism and Islam, Christian Churches and groups, but also people from Israeli and Palestinian society. Please do not hesitate to contact us, best in advance of your stay.

Our Reading Area

Here you will find general and scholarly literature on the archaeology, history and culture of Jerusalem, the history of Israel, the Bible, the Holy Land, Judaism and Islam, both presentations and source texts. You can calmly immerse yourself in the fascinating world that you will encounter in front of the doors of Paulus-Haus.

For over a hundred years we offer travelers a hospitable place to visit Jerusalem and its holy sites. Our house, with its serene atmosphere in a lavish historic setting, is itself a part of Jerusalem's history. Located directly at the Damascus Gate of the Old City, with its colorful oriental life, you can reach the memorial sites of the three major world religions in a few minutes on foot.

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