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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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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This famous Jewish landmark was damaged both by the Nazis and by Allied...
This famous Jewish landmark was damaged both by the Nazis and by Allied bombings, but has been restored to house an exhibition of Berlin's Jewish culture.
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Excellent museum

In contrast to other reviews, the museum here is excellent. It consists of three rooms that tell the story of the synagogue and the community that surrounded it. There are rescued... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

In contrast to other reviews, the museum here is excellent. It consists of three rooms that tell the story of the synagogue and the community that surrounded it. There are rescued elements from the old synagogue building and lots of original documents and photographs that tell the story of Berlin's Jewish community prior to the Holocaust. A must-visit for tourists... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This old synagogue, destroyed during WW2 has had the dome part restored and is operated as a museum. Most of the synagogue has not been rebuilt. The dome is beautiful to see from the outside, but very disappointing from the inside.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The horribleness of what was done to the Jewish population is beyond comprehension or understanding, it is just so horrible. What makes this even more confronting is that since only 7,000 of a pre-war population of 170,0000 remained, even if the money could have been found to reconstruct the Synagogue, what was the point, too few were left to use... More 

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Walled Lake, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a slice of what once was in Berlin before 1939. It is basically an exhibit and only a small part of the synagogue was restored. You can get a great idea of the beautiful, majestic structure it once was.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The outside of this moorish style synagogue wit hits onion domes is unusual and stunning. The inside has some very interesting displays. Don't miss going upstairs toward the dome on a hall of to the right and seeing the view to the outside where the main hall of the buiding was. There is a black wall with the names of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Synagogue from the street looks fabulous but don' t expect too much when you enter. Securty don't really bothered me. Entrance fee for the museum is 3,5 € and if you take also Dome than is 5€. Firs we visited small museum that gives you only general information and content is poor. Then we went to see the dome where... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

There is a lot of history here. Only the front part of the synagogue remains with some great displays. Security is tight and it is nice to know that you are safe there. There is an amazing story of the fire chief who saved the building during the first arson attack.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You have to go through security before you enter. I had never been in a synagogue but this one had been set on fire and was very bare and bland inside, I was disappointed.

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Modi'in
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Let's start with the good news: The Neue Synagogue was an amazing building, has been reconstructed (partly) impressively, and reflects the rise, fall, and regrowth of German Jewry over the last 150 years. It's an impressive testament to modern Germany and Berlin, to see how much time, attention, and money have been invested into it. And yet. Very little of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Wished it was more--lots of history on the site, but just not a lot to read about or anything interactive museum wise. and the view from the dome is pretty crappy compared to the Berliner Dom.

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