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Jewish Museum

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Address: Lindenstrasse 9-14, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 25993300
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This new museum, housed in a remarkable building designed to intimidate...

This new museum, housed in a remarkable building designed to intimidate visitors, features dynamic exhibits on Jewish culture in Germany, particularly during the reign of the Third Reich.

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Firstly, if you are English I'd recommend that you get the audio pack as my partner and I decided against this and at times we felt a bit lost. The building is fantastic but the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Both building and exhibits are extraordinary. Earliest history of Jewish people I have come across with inevitable and in depth focus on the last century. Beautifully curated. Allow at least two hours for your visit.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Firstly, if you are English I'd recommend that you get the audio pack as my partner and I decided against this and at times we felt a bit lost. The building is fantastic but the slopes and stairs may not be suitable for everyone. Prices are reasonable and there is a free cloakroom to store coats. Worth a visit if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited because I wanted to pay my respects to those who perished in the war. This museum answered many of the questions I have had about the Jewish people and their religion. There were numerous exhibits concerning their inventions and contributions to society. Their customs and culture were explained so that even a child could understand. The trials and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you buy the 3 day pass on Museum Island, admission to this museum is included (that was a pleasant surprise). The building itself is fascinating. The new part is designed by Daniel Libeskind. One section, called "Between the Lines" gives an interesting perspective on the holocaust. If you go, visit the Garden of Exile just outside this section. But... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Immediately adjacent to the main Museum is another newer building like no other building ever built before. The external wall surfaces of the cube like structure are slashed with 'crevices' - the whole graphically alluding to what happened to the Jews.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have visited many Jewish museums in my travels but this is the first one which has shown 2,000 years of Jewish culture. One of the subjects dealt with is the history of persecution of Jews in Germany from the early Middle Ages to the present day. The building itself is spectacular in its modern design and some of its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An unusual museum as it has a series of "void" spaces where they leave it to you to make up your own mind about what it is "saying" to you. Plenty to keep your attention - expect to spend 1.5 hrs minimum but give it the time and you have lasting memories - can be used on museum pass

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the external architecture by Daniel Libeskind, to the many displays of this largest Jewish museum in Europe, the Jewish Museum presents a history of Jewish life in Germany. Although, of course, there are significant numbers of Holocaust items, most of the displays focus on Jewish life and connection to Germany.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

four hours was just not enough time. Would like to return at another date. The museum provided an excellent introduction to Jewish history and was tastefully and sympathetically done; the learning zone was incredibly insightful. The exhibitions by Eran Shakine (amazingly witty and humorous) and Menashe Kadishman were great additions. It is definitely worth visiting and one of the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was maybe one of my favourite museums I've been to but definitely the best one in Berlin. I cannot recommend this enough the buildings architecture inside is actually made to be thought provoking. The story's heart wrenching we do not know how lucky we are. The holocaust tower was chilling but an amazing piece of art. We didn't stop... More 

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