Louis Promenade overlooks a breathtaking panoramic view extending up to Rosh Hanikra
Louis Promenade extends along 400 meters, offering one of the most spectacular observation points in Haifa in particular, and in Israel in general.
Spectacular panoramic view
The view seen along the Louis Promenade includes Haifa Bay, the Krayot suburbs, Akko (Acre), Nahariah, The Galilee Mountains stretching up to Rosh Hanikra and Mount Hermon, constituting the most northern point of Israel. Thanks to the beautiful panoramic view, seen from it, Louis Promenade is considered one of the most impressive observation points in the country and it is recommended not to skip it during your visit to Haifa.
For both tourists and residents
In 1992 Louis Promenade was established, thanks to the contribution of Paul and May Goldschmidt, Haifa residents, who desired to commemorate the memory of their son Louis, who was killed in a car accident, and who loved so much the magnificent views of Haifa. The Promenade’s 400 meters stretch along Yefe Nof Street, from Nof Hotel to the upper entrance of the Bahá’í Gardens. Louis Promenade is located close to Carmel Center, with its cafes and restaurants, to the hotels and other attractions in the area, and integrating naturally into the area which attracts many tourists, who come to enjoy the touristic abundance the area offers. It is obvious that also residents of Haifa stroll along the Promenade enjoying the beautiful views it offers. Many tourists integrate the visit to the Louis Promenade when arriving from the many tours departing from the upper entrance point of the Bahá’í Gardens, located, as said, in the Promenade.
Day and Night
Louis Promenade is very inviting both during day time and at night, where you may enjoy wide and open green lawns, roofed benches and pergolas, a playground and the Emperor’s monument, located at the western end of the promenade. The monument, built by the Templers of Haifa, marks the visit of the German Emperor Wilhelm II, in the city of Haifa at the end of the 19th century. The ‘Emperor’s square’, encompassing the monument, contains tables and benches, particularly inviting during the winter, when the small wood fills with many cyclamens.
At dusk, before, during and after sunset, Louis Promenade becomes the ideal observation point for romantic couples and lovers. The breathtaking panoramic view is totally painted in sunset colors, turning the view into even more spectacular. During the night the entire promenade is lit up with lighting poles, allowing you to enjoy it also after dark. Furthermore, the night observation is no less inspiring than the one seen during the day. Thousands of sparkling lights will shine at you, from Haifa and up to Rosh Hanikra.
A short walk to the Promenade
If you are touring the city and staying in one of the many hotels located in Carmel Center, you may reach the Promenade by a short walk. In the event that you reach the Promenade from various points in the city, you may use the Carmelit, since Gan Ha’em Station is located within a walking distance from the promenade. Riding the Carmelit will save you the search for parking in an area which draws many residents and tourists, as well as paying for it. In addition, you may use this point as a starting point for a combine tour of Louis Promenade, the Bahá’í Gardens, and the Stairs Track which crosses the city from the crest of the Carmel to the mountain foot.