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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. For Jewish Museum Berlin and beyond, use our Berlin vacation builder to get the most from your Berlin vacation.
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  • Very good museum that shows the suffering of jewish and their suffer. Very impressive the building and how the explain this part of the history. A must  more »
  • Wasn't planning on visiting this museum but pleased we did. Most unusual design museum been in and a fitting tribute to the Jews that lost their lives. Would recommend.  more »
  • Tips: visit guided or with essential audio and take time to enjoy the wealth of the place... Entry into the Museum, moving and surprising architecture, encourages remembrance and recollection... Then you can discover the history, traditions, architecture, the Jewish religion in a very didactic, documented and neutral way... A great way to know the evolution of the Jewish people over the centuries... Disabled access...
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  • The sheer amount of art and recovered objects, combined with the awesome architecture of the building, creates a very interesting experience. In the first part of the museum, a few objects owned by Jews during the WWII are presented, accompanied by the stories of their owners, who often encountered a gruelling fate. It puts into perspective who these people were, how their families were torn apart and what atrocities were inflicted upon them. The second (much longer) part tells the story of Jewish culture as a whole, from its inception, over the War to this day, using art, everyday objects, music, film, interactive installations and a lot more. It provides a detailed and balanced insight into the Jewish life, before, during and after the World War. Even though I found it to be quite long, I very much recommend visiting this museum: it's a must-see when visiting Berlin.
  • The permanent exhibition showcases personal items collected, with explanations and story on the Jewish owners and their plight during the war and holocaust. There are three main structures built around the museum which you have to check out. You can walk in them. Grab the brochure guide or just read the board for explanation. The top level features a rich exhibition about the history of Jews. If you have the time and patience, may read through and look at everything. There is simply too much. The gift shop has many nice merchandise and books. There is also a cafe and a backyard.
  • Absolutely beautiful museum. The Holocaust Tower and the memorial of 10,000 faces were both beautiful and moving. The building's architecture is incredible. Definitely one of the most important museums to visit if you are in Berlin. The permanent exhibit upstairs, however, needs a lot of improvement. It's very long and it does not flow very well. Overall though, it's a beautiful museum worth seeing, even if it's only for the architecture, memorials, and the downstairs exhibit.
  • A beautiful designed museum, with very friendly and polite service stuff. Security checks take a while, but that's excusable due to the security situation. A very good exhibition. Absolute recommendation for every Berlin visitor.
  • Very interesting with very smart designed architecture by Daniel Libeskind. Juxtaposed rooms and quirky space to memorize how does it feels as Jewish in that dark ages.