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Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

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Address: 28 - 30 Oranienburger Str, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 30-88028-300
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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Neue Synagoge

The view from outside is stunning but inside is very different as it is rebuilt after the war. We also visited the dome but in fact there isn't much to see there. Historically it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We just visited the dome - because we thought it would be interesting. It was a real dissapointment! There is nothing to see - and your are not even allowed to take pictures!!! Thank God it was only 3 euros

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This synagogue was bombed during the war and most of the interior roof and walls disappeared but the outside structure shows the beautiful building that it was. The museum is small and quite interesting .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We were charged €3 for an adult and €2.50 for a student by a very unfriendly staff member to be utterly disappointed by the Neue synagogue dome ! It's not worth the climb, and you aren't even allowed to take photos of the non-existent view !!! Don't go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The view from outside is stunning but inside is very different as it is rebuilt after the war. We also visited the dome but in fact there isn't much to see there. Historically it is important and interesting and there are some pieces of the old synagoge on display.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Telling the story of jews in Berlin, seeing a partly restored building with ties to the past. Impressive and informative

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The New Synagogue is easy to spot by its gleaming gilt and glass dome and twin side towers. Except for the Star of David crowing the dome and their being two, rather than four, minarets, the building resembled a mosque. Its Arabic appearance was no accident. The 1866 design was patterned on the Alhambra in Grenada. The exhibit inside described... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Here you can actually see by your own eyes what has happened; the building has been through a lot. However it remined unclear for me if its still on use (or some parts of it) or not as it was not properly explained.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

In my opinion it does not worth to pay for gettin in, the nicest part beeing outside and seeable from the steeet. Even less to pay for the dome !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was completely taken with the synagogue. It's exterior is incredibly breathtaking amid the bustle of new and modern Berlin. I went to see the muse and for Friday night services and I was not disappointed. The museum is later out nicely, highlighting the history of the synagogue and it's Jews. The inside is less spectacular (since it was burned... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Just visit this historic place when you like to see the dimensions of this former Berlin Synagoge. There is no synagoge at all: only a small part of the huge building and the beautiful, eye catching, golden dome are rebuild. The small museum mainly contains some excavated portions of the original synagogue, stories and photo's. Through a window you can... More 

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