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Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen

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Danish Jewish Museum preserves the memory of Danish Jews who were saved by the Danes from Nazi persecution in 1943. Discover documents and artifacts including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, films, and books that shed light on significant aspects of Jewish life in Denmark. World-famous architect Daniel Libeskind designed the museum almost like a labyrinth. Walk over its slanted floors and through its fractured passageways and winding corridors, which form the letters for the Hebrew word mitzvah, meaning "good deed." According to Libeskind, the interior provides a contextual frame for the exhibit. Plan your Danish Jewish Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Copenhagen using our Copenhagen tour planner.
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  • I was looking forward to learning about Jewish life in Copenhagen, especially during the WWII years and was disappointed. The Museum takes great pride in the architecture of the building, which is uni...  more »
  • As soon as you enter the museum, your equilibrium is off: it feels as if you are on a boat because of the ways the floors and walls are angled. The Danes were very supportive of their Jewish countryme...  more »
  • Danish story of the Jewish population of Denmark. Daniel Libeskind designed the interior architecture, and an interview of him is provided as part of a short video. Yes it is a small exhibition. If yo...  more »
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  • Plenty of artifacts but I would have liked to learn more during my visit. It is a small museum.
  • Nice and not too big, really interesting, i'd recommand you to take a guide, he makes the experience far better
  • Small museum, interesting but only took about thirty minutes to see the whole thing. Very neat architecture
  • History of the Jews in Denmark. Interesting exhibition. Fantastic architecture by Liebeskind. Suffers from too dim lighting, unreadable small print, no audio guide, an app only for iOS. Very restricted opening times.
  • An intimate museum showcasing the history of the Danish Jews. An interesting insight into the many facets of their culture, how they differ amongst themselves and their experiences in Denmark. The architecture is fascinating. Despite the small size of the museum, it is well worth the entrance fee and you can easily spend a couple of hours there (if you include the summer special exhibit). Staff are very polite and informative.

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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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