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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
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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Very little has been restored - which I am sure is just as disappointing to the people who love the Synagogue. You do not need to plan to spend much time there.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Missoula, Montana

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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very little has been restored - which I am sure is just as disappointing to the people who love the Synagogue. You do not need to plan to spend much time there.

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Silver Spring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A fragment of its formerly majestic self (it was attacked during Crystal Night and then bombed during WWII), a visit to the Neue Synagoge provides a useful complement to the Jewish Museum. While its collection of artifacts is relatively limited, it provides the visitor with a unique feel for pre - WWII Jewish life and worship.

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Funchal, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Realy felt taken for a ride. Having paid to see a synagogue and ended up not seeing one because it does not existe. The only part that we visit is the entrance hall, all the rest was knocked down during the war

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

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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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
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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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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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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Address: Address: 28 - 30 Oranienburger Str, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 30-88028-300
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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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