German Colony

German Colony

The Haifa Economic Corporation has successfully restored and developed Haifa's German Colony to offer a very unique tourist attraction and leisure center.  Through the innovative and creative project, the Company has managed to preserve the unique historical nature of Israel's first Templer colony, while creating a continuous link between the Carmel Center promenade through the Bahá'í Gardens, all the way to Haifa's port.

Development of the German Colony included landscaping, construction of promenades, gathering areas and gardens – all designed with matching motifs such as: benches, pergolas, gardening and water fountains covered with natural stone and high quality finish.

Infrastructure development - underground frameworks, transportation and parking infrastructures that include preparation of an inclusive parking plan for the entire area as well as qualifying open parking areas.

Development and use of façades - the Company planned and renovated the façades of Templer buildings along Ben Gurion Avenue.  As a result of the high-quality renovation and preservation of the buildings, further and similar initiatives were prompted in the private sector in the area.  After work on the façades was completed, roof lighting was added along with trees at building fronts, inducing a unique ambiance, where visitors can enjoy a fantastic night time view of the area from several spots.