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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
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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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The building is probably more impressive from the outside than the inside. Interesting to see the full extent of what the building used the be, and the list of Jewish names is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

The building is probably more impressive from the outside than the inside. Interesting to see the full extent of what the building used the be, and the list of Jewish names is very effective. Not sure I would make a trip just to visit this though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The history of this building is immense and its reconstruction is to be celebrated. But the quality of the curating of the museum elements is disappointing - it could be so much better. The audio guide is next to useless and the dome is very disappointing too....a real shame.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Beautifully restored from the outside, in itself it is a memorial to the thousands of Jews who lost their lives. Disappointing on the inside, only due to the lack of restoration and care. However it bis one to see to fully understand the history of the city. Link this with the Jewish memorial and the Otto Weide museum, all close... More 

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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A historical synagouge with a limited display of artifacts. I found the staff to be rude and unfriendly. Get over it. I'm a visitor and not a terrorist.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Seeing the building from the outside is enough of a reason to visit the New Synagogue, but the small museum inside (which we did not even know existed) was an added bonus. It contains numerous artifacts from the synagogue and the Jewish community as it existed before the war, which really helped provide a personal touch to our trip (and... More 

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New York
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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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Toronto
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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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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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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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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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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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