The Jewish Museum in Berlin is the biggest Jewish museum in Europe, and one of the most outstanding of European museums. The architect Daniel Liebeskind not only created a museum, but a structural masterpiece that became famous all around the world and is an important Berlin landmark. Its exhibitions, educational work and various events turn the museum into a special place for reflecting on Jewish history and culture as ell as migration and diversity in Germany. It brings together research, discusion, and thought exchange. This is a museum for the young and the old, Germans and non-Germans, Jews and non-Jews.
The historical permanent exhibition covers two thousand years of Jewish-German history. In addition, the museum shows 13 characteristic paintings for Jewish-German daily life from the Middle Ages up to the present day. Everyday objects and objects of art, photographs, letters and short films dealing with individual cases affected by political events are on show. The Jewish Museum in Berlin endeavors to give a unique description of the situation from the Jewish point of view and succeeds in providing new and deep insights in jewish history.
Guided tours and changing special exhibitions complete the package. Sixteen years after the museum first opened, the permanent exhibition has been renewed, re-opening in 2019 along with a new children's museum.
How to get there
- Subway U1 stop at Hallesches Tor
- Subway U6 stop either Hallesches Tor or Kochstraße
- Bus M29, M41, 248
- Buses stop right opposite of the museum