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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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Turin, Italy
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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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Jerusalem, Israel
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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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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It is unclear how other visitors to the Neue Synagogue in Berlin could not have walked away happy they visited. This Synagogue dates back to 1866 and has a magnificent Moorish design. But as with much of the rest of East Germany the building was bombed and mostly destroyed during WWII. They have done a very nice job restoring a... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The history that this synogogue represents should never be forgotten. While small, it retreived and reconstructed artifacts were well worth the admission price. Plus the architecture is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Most of this great synagogue was destroyed during what is known as Krystallnacht, November 1938. It has been rebuilt and looks impressive. The shiny gold dome and twin towers on either side can be seen from a great distance. We went inside, however, did not take the tour. We paid admission to walk up to the dome. This was disappointing,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

First off, I wasn't sure if we were going to be allowed to enter without an appointment and / or our passports. Some European synagogues have strict entrance policies for safety reasons. You do go through a metal detector, but you don't need any additional planning or identification. Some disappointed travelers are correct -- you do not see a rebuilt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This building has been partly destroyed. You can appreciate the former extent by viewing the glass extension in the back. The facade is very lovely and presents a remembrance of things that have been glorious, and are now just a shadow of their former selves.

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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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