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Jewish Museum Berlin, Berlin

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Jewish Museum Berlin is one of Europe's largest venues dedicated to Jewish history. A sobering exhibit dedicated to the reign of the Third Reich presents Germany through the eyes of the Jewish minority. Important events in Jewish history are portrayed via fine art, manuscripts, photographs, and family memorabilia. Two millennia of German-Jewish history are on display in the permanent exhibit space, as well as in several changing presentation areas. All of this is spread over two buildings, one of which is designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. The staff can accompany you through the exhibits. Or you can use an audio guide and explore this comprehensive history museum at your own pace. Using our online itinerary creator, Berlin attractions like Jewish Museum Berlin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I really liked the building, very particular and modern. All the shapes are interesting and on point. The exhibition is quite interesting but it's not that easy to follow the logical path of the...  more »
  • Good and informative museum, starts with the basics of Jewish history and religion (which religiously-educated Jews like myself will find very boring), then shows some more modern history of Jewish...  more »
  • Expected so much more. Two stocks of a rather small building. Rest was out of order. Few jewiah objects and drawings. That's it. Not recommended.  more »
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  • Very well-planned exhibition and interiors, I read through each of the stories and I agree from these fragments I feel more to the victims although it is no doubt not even closer to the pains they had suffered. The garden is bright and quiet while there are still police stations around the museum itself which reminds me the conflicts are still alive and just around the corner.
  • A place filled with emotion. Some exhibitions fill the smaller hallways and rooms of the building. A pretty garden located right next to it and a nice cafe inside. Though, the real attractions are the axis and towers. Empty, quiet yet loud, filled with shadows...truly worth a visit.
  • The installations and architecture provide a harrowing and touching experience. Unfortunately the upper floors were closed when we visited. Will definitely come back for the full experience.
  • A necessary punch to the gut! A museum to tell one of the most atrocious experiences in the history of mankind, built both in external and internal spaces with a concept that goes beyond rhetoric and piety, but able to stir up feelings and make people reflect, to create empathy and let people feel horror and shame. The only sore point is the security staff, which should be less indulgent with the noisy and disrespectful tourists.
  • Highly recommend to visit it if you are in Berlin. The architecture is full of symbolic meanings. In order to fully grasped the deepened meaning of the design, it’s important to rent the audio! Totally touched by the exhibition even though some of the permanent exhibits are closed for renovation till spring 2020.

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