Mount Herzl, Herzl MuseumJerusalem travel guide
The National Cemetery of the State of Israel is located on Mount Herzl in western Jerusalem. Among the graves on this hill are the country’s main military cemetery and the plot of the greats of the nation, where the nation’s leaders and Zionists are buried. Herzl Museum is located at the top of the mountain, where the National Memorial Hall commemorates all those who have fallen in defense of the country since 2017.
The main ceremonies on Remembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel are held on Mount Herzl in memory of those who have fallen in the IDF, the Israel Police, and during hostilities. The president, prime minister and head of state all participate in these ceremonies. This ceremony opens Independence Day.
In the Jerusalem Forest between Ein Kerem, Kiryat Yuval, Beit HaKerem, Beit Vagan, Yaffe Nof and Har Nof, the mountain rises to an elevation of 834 meters above sea level. Located next to Mount Herzl, Yad Vashem built the Mount of Remembrance on the shoulder next to it.
Located on Mount Herzl’s main entrance plaza, the Herzl Museum in Jerusalem showcases the practice and vision of Benjamin Ze’ev Herzl.
In honor of Herzl’s 100th birthday, the museum was renovated, upgraded, and reopened. In the new museum are four audiovisual presentations: one on Herzl’s path to Zionism, one on his Zionist activities, one on Herzl’s room, and a fourth on the comparison between Herzl’s vision in Altneuland and the achievements of the State of Israel. As part of the museum, Herzl’s original study will also be featured.
There are four four-dimensional films at the new museum, which describe Herzl’s life and contributions to Zionism, his involvement in Zionist politics, and his vision outlined in Altneuland. The museum complex includes two educational centers related to Zionism, managed by the World Zionist Organization.