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Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

28 - 30 Oranienburger Str, 10117 Berlin, Germany
30-88028-300
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Ranked #399 of 463 Attractions in Berlin
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kamnik, Slovenia
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A very impressive building from the outside. Consecrated in 1866 with Moorish architecture reminiscent of the Alhambra. It was heavily damaged by allied bombs in WW2 and only the front portion was rebuilt. Through windows at the back you get an idea of how large the original building was. The outline of the main sanctuary has been marked out and... More

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went on a Saturday morning to participate in services there, and had the chance to walk around the building. For us, it was a very moving experience to be there.

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dublin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Centrum Judaicum. A place so rich in culture and with a history of its own. Gloriously built and restored.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I regret to say that this is not a synagogue, its a small museum, there is no place for you to pray. It costs about 4 euros to get in, and another 2 to get to the Doom(not sure about the prices but this is the range), and you have to pay extra for a small brochure. After you get... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Not interactive. Had to pay just to leave bags as not allowed to take them with you. Staff spoke no English. No photos allowed so don't bother going to the top because you can't take any photos anyway.

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