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HIstorical kibutz

This is a historical kibutz with lovely grounds and historical artifacts. You can see the Sea of... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Julie M
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Worth a quick stop

We enjoyed our quick stop here with our tour guide to learn about the Kibbutz and how they started... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Mesa, Arizona
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4 Jun 2018
“Know it for some 25 years....”
30 Mar 2018
“First Kibbutz in Israel”
Degania Alef, 'Mother of the Kibbutzim' is the first Kibbutz, established in 1910 on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and Jordan River. A fascinating social experiment in communal living, which has lasted more than a century. History, culture and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Degania Alef, Tiberias 1512000, Israel
+972 4-660-8101
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

From what I understand it was the first kibbutz in Israel. Well, it is not the same as it used to be. It is right there by the Sea of Galilee and Jordan river, by Yardenit (the baptismal site). It is not much that you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Nice stop to hear about the history of the Kibbutz. It is still a working Kibbutz, a Dairy Farm, but the cows seem to be in large sheds. We had an information session but didn't get to meet any of the farm wokers, or see...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a historical kibutz with lovely grounds and historical artifacts. You can see the Sea of Galilee from the grounds as well as beautiful gardens, trees, flowers and plants. A bonus is a fabulous restaurant on the premises - 1910 - I strongly suggest...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We enjoyed our quick stop here with our tour guide to learn about the Kibbutz and how they started. Good homemade chocolate store here too.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank WayneAZ
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Impressive tour of the agricultural areas, housing areas, etc of the original Jewish Kibbutz 160 years old.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

We visited this place with the help of a woman tour guide that grew up in this place. She was the epitomy of a forceful woman and I would surely duck behind her when the bombs came to call. Very nice and capable lady.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank KommandantTampa
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It's a typical kibbutz in a typical state of repair. No big deal. Why do you go? Because they make their chocolate confections with imported Belgian chocolate. Which is the best. I was in heaven!

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank GustavioB
Reviewed 27 September 2016

the visit in this kibbutz is clearing one corner of our national history. the museum is small but very educating

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

great restaurant in the kibbutz and even better check out the dining room of the kibbutz. great food at amazing prices. For people who like history and to hear about the war check out an old Syrian tank at the entrance to the kibbutz with...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank gefgal
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Degania Alef, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, is the first kibbutz ever. It started as a commune of 12 or so people in 1910, and is now a community of a few hundred. The communal nature has somewhat lessened in this materialistic...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank MarkLinton
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27 January 2015|
Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
We were visiting friends.