The House of Rothschild
Said to be the richest family in the world, the French branch of the family was a Godsend for the Zionist Movement. Ramat Hanadiv Park is a fitting monument for the “Well-Known Benefactor” (Hanadiv Hayadua) and the “Father of the Settlement” (Avi Hayeshuv).
Ramat Hanadiv Garden
Two gardens await you here. One a man-made formal garden with a special area which allows the blind to partake of various plant aromas with explanations in Braille. The other is a completely natural Mediterranean forest where you can choose to hike along several paths. Ramat Hanadiv includes Baron Rothschild’s Grave, a hidden spring and archaeological excavations. Entrance is free. Visiting hours: Sunday through Thursday 08:00-16:00, Friday 08:00-14:00, Saturday 08:00-16:00. The Crypt is closed on Saturdays. Info Center Tel: 04-6298111.
Baron Rothschild’s Crypt
Ramat Hanadiv is an eco-friendly park.
Remains of a large Arab farm from the Ottoman Period. There were three unsuccessful efforts to establish a Jewish settlement here between 1920-23.
This is Tel Tzur, home to the first settlers of Binyamina, who later moved to Khan Shuni.
Remains from the Roman period were discovered, among them remains of a small bathhouse, spring and a columbarium.
If you have the patience to view a long documentary about the House of Rothschild, I recommend this one.