Let the largest Jewish museum in Europe impress you with its symbolic architecture and exceptional exhibitions. Discover how the zigzag shaped building designed by Daniel Libeskind creates its own language for the Jewish history in Germany - with slanting walls, sharp angles and gaping voids.
Rich, diverse and interactive – the core exhibition newly opened in 2020 presents Jewish history and culture in Germany. The exhibition route spans from the early Middle Ages, the emancipation movement of the 18th and 19th centuries, National Socialism and the new start after 1945 right up to the present day. This historical narrative is punctuated with thematic spaces that open perspectives on the diversity of Jewish life.
What is sacred in Judaism? And what makes something a “Jewish object”? How is Judaism understood and lived today? Treasures from the museum collection, everyday objects, as well as works of art, video and audio installations, allow space for reflection and offer surprising insights.
The museum is located centrally in the vibrant district of Berlin-Kreuzberg and is within walking distance from Checkpoint Charlie and the former Berlin Wall.
Copyrights: ©Jüdisches Museum Berlin, photos: Jens Ziehe, Yves Sucksdorff, Roman März