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- Explore the Jewish history in Germany, from the middle ages to now
- Delve into the diversity of Jewish culture
- Find out about dietary laws, Shabbat, Jewish holidays and more
- Experience architecture rich in symbolism
DescriptionLet the largest Jewish museum in Europe impress you with its symbolic architecture and exceptional exhibitions. Discover how the zig-zag-shaped building designed by Daniel Libeskind creates its own language for Jewish history in Germany, with slanting walls, sharp angles, and gaping voids. The new core exhibition “Jewish Life in Germany: Past & Present” spans from the beginning of the early middle ages to the present day. During the chronological tour, a large space is dedicated to National Socialism and the time since the end of WWII. The exhibition alternates between historical periods and cultural insights. What is sacred in Judaism? Is there specific Jewish art? How do people practice Judaism in today’s society? Alongside the treasures of the museum’s collection including everyday objects and art, there are video and audio installations. There are also interactive stations that provide surprising insights. The museum is located centrally in the vibrant district of Berlin-Kreuzberg and is within walking distance from Checkpoint Charlie. With your JMB ticket, you are eligible to receive reduced-rate admission to the neighboring Berlinische Galerie on the day of your museum visit and the two following days. The Berlinische Galerie is only a 5 min stroll away from the JMB. Special Exhibition (ticket required): From September 8th, 2023 to January 14th, 2024, the Jewish Museum Berlin will be showing the first-ever large-scale exhibition on Jewish experiences in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). With a focus on cultural history and using documentary research, the show journeys into a little-examined part of German-Jewish history, bringing together visual art, film and literature, as well as multifaceted biographiesand exceptional exhibits. It uses an actor-centric perspective to explore Jewish experiences in East Germany through and beyond the post-reunification era to the present. Contemporary witnesses and their personal stories are at the heart of the show.
IncludesEntrance fee Free download of the JMP app
- The museum closes daily at 7:00 PM. The average visit duration is 2 hours.