Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen

3.5
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. A visit to Danish Jewish Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Copenhagen day trip planning tool to plot your vacation.
Create an itinerary including Danish Jewish Museum
map
Danish Jewish Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
192 reviews
Google
3.9
TripAdvisor
  • This Museum tells a great story - the 400 year history of Jews in Denmark - ever since King Christian IV invited Sepharadic Jews originally from Spain (whose families were deported in 1492) to come an...  more »
  • I have been traveling to many countries that the Jewish people have migrated for many reasons throughout the centuries. The one thing that all these museums have in common is that the printing on disp...  more »
  • Even if the museum is really small, the visit is worthy. The architect project was Libeskind, the same guy that made the museum in Berlin. Besides, the story of the Jews in Denmark is different than t...  more »
Google
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Copenhagen

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Copenhagen

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Copenhagen by other users

60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Copenhagen, Reykjavik & Vilnius BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BELGIUM January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Copenhagen BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Copenhagen BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, romantic, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Denmark BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Scandinavia BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Copenhagen BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Scandinavia & Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Norway, Sweden & Copenhagen BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Scandinavia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans