02.12.2022 | Gush Etzion’s Helmoniot (Sternbergia) Festival

8th of Kislev 02.12.2022
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02.12.2022 | Gush Etzion’s Helmoniot (Sternbergia) Festival

Photo by: Yair Aronshtam

Important update: The festival has been postponed to 02.12.22 due to expected rain.

The Sternbergia fall blossom has spectacularly decorated Gush Etzion’s Herodium bloc! 

Gush Etzion Tourism, Kfar Etzion Field School, Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael and Gush Etzion’s Matnas Center invites you to the Sternbergia Festival. The festival will take place between Maaleh Rehabam and Kfar Eldad.

What we have planned: Guided tours to see the sternbergias as well as local sites. The tours are split by difficulty level: families, medium, difficult. Limited spots available, must sign up in advance. Click here to sign up.

Guided tours to see the Sternbergias: 

9:30-12:30 Medium Level- From the Nokdim Pools to the Sternbergias

Approximately a 4 km hike. Must bring water, hat and walking shoes.

Cost: 25 nis/participant, Must register in advance.

11:00-12:00 Difficult Level- Hike to the Sternbergias

Guided by Neve Kislev

Cost: 25 nis/participant, Must register in advance.

Easy level- Family hike

Depart from the information booth at the festival at: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00,13:00, 13:30.

Approximately an hour’s hike to see the sternbergias. Not suitable for strollers.

Cost: Free! Must register in advance.

Directions to the Sternbergia Festival in Maaleh Rehabam: Click here for the waze location. 

Limited spots available. Sign up to save your spot!

Click here to sign up


The festival is secured and in coordination with the IDF.

Important update: The festival has been postponed to 02.12.22 due to expected rain.

Friday, 8 Kislev | 02.12.2022

Hours: 09:00-14:45

Directions to the Sternbergia Festival in Maaleh Rehabam: Click here for the waze location. 

Directions to the Nokdim Pools: Click here

Free (with exception to the medium and difficult leveled hikes, 25 nis/participant)

Limited spots available!

Click here to sign up for the tours and hikes. 

Gush Etzion Tourism office:02-9933863

Kfar Etzion Field School office: 02-9935133

Click here to sign up