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Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen
(3.7/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A museum with cool architecture. Not especially large but with many poignant stories of Danish Jews who escaped across the sound to Sweden.
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  • We visited in Ocotber, 2016. The museum is acclaimed as an architectural wonder, having been designed by Daniel Libeskind. This may make the museum unique but it also makes it difficult to get around....  more »
  • This is located in an interesting area of Copenhagen next to the Black Diamond ( National Library). The interior is designed like a ship and the displays are themed mostly covering the 2WW. It was wel...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Bonito. Un buen rincón tranquilo
  • A winding jagged interior symbolizing the turbulent history of Jews in Europe.
  • Small but worth a visit. Very well detailed exhibition.
  • It's small - but if you're jewish, you should visit. If you're not, you should visit too. Very interesting - both the exhibition and the architecture (like a baby sister to the jewish museum in Berlin). The surrounding area is priceless.