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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

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Neue Synagogue Berlin

I visited the Neue Synagogue in Dec. 2015. It was a partial delusion - only one exhibition was available, that took no more than 10 minutes. The Synagogue itself was not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

This is supposed to be one of the grand synagogues of Europe, but only if you are there on the Sabbath do they let you in to see it. Instead, they want to charge you to see their little "museum". I've been to synagogues all over the world, big and small, grand and modest, and never been told I can't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I visited the Neue Synagogue in Dec. 2015. It was a partial delusion - only one exhibition was available, that took no more than 10 minutes. The Synagogue itself was not accessible. I understand the security concerns, but the ticket price was not worth what was offered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Beautiful outside presence with a small but informative museum inside. Yes, there is a small charge to see the museum - who cares? The money goes to help pay for the upkeep! You are not able to see any sanctuary - unfortunately, but, the museum gives a nice history of the Jewish community in Berlin. Absolutely a place to visit... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I am sorry to say we did not find the synagogue a friendly place for tourists. Before and during the visit it is difficult to understand what the place is and what there is to see, and although exhibit captions are translated into English, it isn't easy to understand where to go and what to see. And we are not... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The place is not a synagogue. It is a museum. Admission is 5€. Even for Jews ;-) It has a model of the place at its greatest moments. A few thousands could attend a service. Amazing. It has a few artifacts they were able to save/restore. We didn't go up, where supposedly there's more to see.

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

based on oranienburger strasse the 'new' synagogue was actually built in the 1860s. Heavy police presence outside as security is reassuring

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London, United Kingdom
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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 via mobile

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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