The Jewish Museum Berlin, the largest one of its kind in Europe, is worth a visit for many reasons – it houses an excellent historic exhibition, hosts interesting cultural events, and is set in one of Germany’s most spectacular museum's buildings.
The historic exhibition of the Jewish Museum Berlin chronicles the history of Germany through the eyes of the Jewish minority. "Two Millennia of German Jewish History" documents Jewish life in Germany from Roman Times to present day, while focusing on three main subjects: Judaism and Jewish life, the horror of the Holocaust, and the rebuilding of Jewish life in Germany after the Second World War.
The historical exhibition is complemented by temporary exhibitions, which highlight contemporary art and cultural history.
The Museum's Architecture:
Visitors enter trough a former courthouse from the 18th century; from here, an underground passage leads to the new wing, an architectural masterpiece designed by Daniel Libeskind.
This building leaves a lasting impression on its visitors: The striking architecture is defined by a bold zigzag design, and the shape of the building is reminiscent of a shattered Star of David. Irregularly shaped windows are cut into the steel-clad facade, bizarre angles, and ‘voids’, empty spaces stretch the full height of the building. The architecture makes palpable the feelings of those who were exiled and lost.
The Holocaust Tower:
- Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin
- Phone +49 (0)30 259 93 300
- Subway Stops: U1, U6 Hallesches Tor and U6 Kochstraße
- Website of the Jewish Museum Berlin
- Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Admission and Tours:
- Admission: 5 euros, reduced charge 2.50 euros
- Children under the age of six: free
- Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children): 10 euros