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Jewish Museum Berlin

Explore the German Jewish history at the Jewish Museum for FREE with the Berlin WelcomeCard all inclusive and save 8 €.

Vogelperspektive auf das juedische Museum in Berlin

The Jewish Museum is one of the most famous museums in Berlin. Here you will learn about German-Jewish history from a whole different view, in which events will be told in a new light and personal tales of fates will be shared. As a visitor of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, you will learn about the religious tradition of Jews and also hear about the life stories of Jewish men and women. Come visit the Jewish Museum Berlin with buying an admission ticket—made possible by the Berlin WelcomeCard!

Opening Hours Jewish Museum Berlin

Mon: 10.00AM–10.00PM
Tue–Sun: 10.00AM–08.00PM

Admission fee Jewish Museum Berlin

Admission: € 8
Children under 6 are free.

Address Jewish Museum Berlin

Address:
Lindenstrasse 9-14
10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Phone:
+49 (0) 30-25 99 33 00

Directions Jewish Museum Berlin

U: U1, U6 to Hallesches Tor
    U6 to Kochstraße
Bus: 248, M29 Lindenstraße

Highlights Jewish Museum Berlin

  • Largest Jewish museum in Europe
  • 2000 years of German-Jewish history from the perspective of the Jewish minority
  • Constantly updated permanent exhibition and special exhibitions
  • Virtual exhibition "Rafael Roth Learning Center"

Description Jewish Museum Berlin

The Jewish Museum in Berlin was opened on January 24, 1933 and is the world’s first Jewish museum. Exhibition objects were of historical importance as well as contemporary and modern art pieces. A few days after this, the National Socialist regime came into power, and the museum’s inventory was seized and was later closed during the Night of Broken Glass, six years later after the start of the National Socialist regime. It wasn’t until 1971 that the re-establishment of the museum was brought up into discussions. The Jewish Museum was later opened to the public on September 13, 2001 and is located in the rooms of the college house and in the newly built museum by the American architect, Daniel Liebeskind. Because of its striking zigzag design on the external façade of the museum, the Jewish Museum is easier to spot even for newcomers. More exact directions to the Jewish Museum (and its address) can also be found here. 

The permanent exhibition of the largest Jewish museum in all of Europe tells the 2000 year long history of German-Jewish relations, including both its highs and lows. Presented in this exhibition includes pictures, texts, art, and everyday objects that are supplemented by media stations and interactive elements. The distinguishing characteristic of this exhibition is that visitors can have a glimpse of Germany through the lenses of its minority, Jews. This story starts at a pomegranate tree, which is considered to be a biblical fruit and represents fertility and passion. Up next is the middle ages and its “Shum cities,” then further in time to the beginning of the 20th century and World War I. From this point on, the period of National Socialism and subsequently the post-war era will be presented. The end of the exhibition culminates with a special installation where Jewish survivors tell about their life after 1945. 

For technology enthusiasts, the Liebeskind building offers the opportunity to go on a journey through a virtual exhibition in the “Rafael Roth Learning Center” on the ground floor of the building. Through staged documents, objects, films, audio recordings and computer games, visitors are brought closer to German-Jewish history. 

There is also something for art lovers in the Jewish Museum in berlin. The installation, “Schalechet” (English: fallen leaves) can be found in an empty room of the newly constructed museum and commemorates the death of many Jews during the Holocaust. Here, 10,000 faces with their mouth ripped off reflects the irrevocable loss that war and violence had brought. 

The Berlin WelcomeCard is your admission ticket into the Jewish Museum in Berlin and all of its attractions. Even if you have visited this museum before, it’s always worth it to visit again.