The Louis Promenade on Mount Carmel in Haifa is a must for all tourist who come to Israel. An amazing view from the Port of Haifa all the way up the Mediterranean seacoast past Acre up to Rosh Hanikra and the Lebanese border and Mount Hermon, as if you were flying in a plane. The “Balcony of Israel” on Yaffe Nof Street is 400 meters long and stretches between the Nof Hotel and the Upper entrance to the Baha’i Gardens. The Louis Promenade is in walking distance of major hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as the Gan Haem Carmelit Station.
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Obelisk of Wilhelm II
At the end of the Louis Promenade stands the obelisk commemorating the visit of Kaiser Wilhelm II and his wife Augusta Victoria in 1898 to the German Colony of Haifa. The beautiful red roofs of the German Colony home are seen clearly from the promenade.
Ottoman Cannon Battery
This Ottoman cannon battery was the last point of resistance by the Ottoman forces to the on-coming British capture of Haifa at the end of World War I. The British succeeded where Napoleon failed.