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Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

28 - 30 Oranienburger Str, 10117 Berlin, Germany
30-88028-300
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Ranked #398 of 464 Attractions in Berlin
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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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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We could have really enjoyed this visit if the staff had made any sort of effort to be welcoming. The staff behaved as if they didn't want us there and made no effort to explain any security procedures. We bought tickets at the start and this included the dome but within 10 metres we were asked for our tickets again... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Excellent insights into the life of this synagogue in the old Jewish. Quarter of Berlin. Very helpful staff and informative displays.

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