German Colony

The Y House resides near Emek Refaim Street, in the enchanting German colony featuring houses where every stone conceals a secret.

Templars founded the colony in the late 19th century, and its charming houses endure. Recent years brought forth numerous cafes, restaurants, bars, and boutiques, defining the colony’s youthful character. Some even dub it the “Shenkin of Jerusalem.”

During spring and summer, various festivals, including the renowned farmers market, grace the colony. Explore its unique charm, meander through shady alleys, and appreciate the artistic allure of each house. Take a break in a cafe, observe passersby, and enjoy a glass of white wine alongside a Vienna-style yeast cake—an experience cherished by many.