In 70 AD the Romans had conquered Jerusalem. Almost 1000 resistance troops retreated to the fortress on the Table mountain. The Romans then laid siege to the mountain and the fortress. When the battering ramps finally broke through the walls, the besieged began suicide and only a handful of women and children survived. The fortress is of great importance to the Israelis. “Masada will never fall again!” it is said.
A visit is also worthwhile in connection with a trip to the Dead Sea.
The excavations are impressive, but the investment of about 20 shekels is worthwhile for an Audio guide. If you observe everything, you can easily spend a good 2.5-3.5 hours.
Drinking water is an absolute must; you also need sunglasses and sun protection cream. Already in June, it can be heated up to 40 degrees on the platform. At isolated points, there is the possibility to refill water free of charge.
From Gan Ner to Masada it is a 2-2.5 hour drive.