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Jewish Museum Berlin
Jewish Museum Berlin

Jewish Museum Berlin

8.534 reviews
Sights and Museums, History Museum
Ranked #17 in Berlin things to do
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Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 25993300
http://www.jmberlin.de/
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The Jewish Museum Berlin is dedicated to presenting the history of nearly two thousand years of German Jewish heritage to its patrons. The museum consists of two separate structures, an 18th century ... Read more
courthouse and a large zig -zagging structure designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. The two structures work well together with one representing the heritage and tradition of the Jewish people the other embodying the promise of the future. A trip to the Jewish Museum will please history buffs and architectural enthusiasts alike by presenting a rich and engrossing look into the history of the Jewish people in Germany in a world class architectural space.

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Tempe, Arizona, USA

This is a great museum. First of all the architecture alone is very striking and worth the visit to just enjoy the nooks and crannies of the building addition. But the museum is also world class on a difficult topic. One thing I enjoyed was that whole families were followed from before the war, through the war and then followed who was left. Very sobering way of looking at the events as it is personalized to people, and not just events.

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

The Jewish Museum is both historically interesting in addition to its fascinating architecture. The museum was designed to give visitors the feeling of Jews living in Germany throughout World War II. Note: this place is filled with many stairs and isn't quite suited for young families. The entire museum tour can take up to 3-4 hours but it was one of the best museums I've ever visited

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Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany

A massive museum dedicated to two millennia of German Jewish history. Reasonably priced with a permanent exhibition and several special changing exhibitions, so much is covered here it's really worth your time if you're at all interested in this history. The building itself is famous for it’s unconventional zig-zag design.

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Bucharest, Romania
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An amazing museum to visit and experience in Kreuzberg, not for the collection alone, but for its unique design. The museum consists of two separate structures, the Old baroque Building where the entrance is and the zigzag-like building by American architect Daniel Libeskind, created as a deconstructed Star of David. Apart from the permanent collection housing two millennia of German-Jewish history, the highlights here are in the three axes traversing the basement, and the haunting, windowless Holocaust Tower, which by the designer's words, is open to interpretation. Once inside, however, it's clear it exemplifies feelings of cold, emptiness and fear. Take your time to visit each floor and hallway, the museum is vast. After your visit, stop by Café Schmus downstairs. It's cozy and well designed.

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Pittsford (town), New York

This is a must see and consists of three buildings and is one of the largest in Europe. The architecturally significant buildings are designed to disorientate you to get a feeling of the plight of the people. It is open on Mondays but not on Jewish holidays.

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London

This was fantastic a must if you go to Berlin, very informative, free to get in only have to pay for the translation iPod, worth doing topography of terror first as it merges together.

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Porto, Portugal

One of my favourite museums in the city, this amazing work of architecture from Liebeskind is definitelly worth the visit. The exhibition is dinamic, interactive and makes you trully realise the suffering from the jewish community during the nazi period. brilliant!

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Nafplion, Greece

Except from the well known architectural tricks, which are worth visiting of course, the rest of the museum offers a truly interactive experience in order to spend 4-5 hours without noticing- amazing for a historical museum!

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Joaçaba, Brazil

Too big, boring and hard to find way out. We spend too much time here seeing old jewish objects. I just liked some photos and testimonials about war.

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Dublin, Ireland

Two Thousand years of German Jewish History, encapsulated here at the museum. In this photo is the installation Shalekhet (Fallen Leaves) 10,000 + faces iron made covering the floor, recalling all the innocent victims. It's a fascinating museum and one that will require some time to wander around.

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London, United Kingdom

Exhibits good, especially the historic ones on the 1st and 2nd floor...but the architecture and the whole experience totally wicked...worth the visit for sure!

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Zwolle, Netherlands
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Great architecture from famous architect Daniel Libeskind. I was here while they build the museum, so there was only the building and no exhibition. Worth to visit for the impressive building and to get the feeling the Jewish people have had.

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Miravet, Spain

Daniel Liebeskind's architecture is a fitting and evocative memorial to generations lost. Haunting and very moving.

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Stuttgart, Germany

So impressive and touching. I could spend hours in there

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Malia, Greece

Could not understand the idea behind the concept.

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Roskilde, Denmark

Great museum! Beautiful building.

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Munich, Germany

It's good

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Ramat Gan

The incredible Jewish museum in Berlin

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Aachen, Germany

Das Jüdische Museum zeigt in seiner Dauerausstellung die Verbindung zwischen deutsch-jüdischer Kultur seit dem Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. Die Ausstellung ist durch viel Foto und Videomaterial sehr interessant gestaltet. Positiv ist auch, dass die Ausstellung das deutsch-jüdische Verhältnis nicht nur in Hinblick auf den schrecklichen Genozid behandelt, sondern die allgemeinen kulturellen Zusammenhänge beleuchtet. Ein wirklich sehenswertes Museum!

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Not interesting for Israelis

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