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Jewish Museum (Judisches Museum)

Untermainkai 14/15, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Innenstadt)
49 069-212-35000
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Ranked #38 of 115 Attractions in Frankfurt
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Opened in 1988, this museum is dedicated to the history of Frankfurt's Jewish community.

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Rome, Italy
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139 reviews 139 reviews
61 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

At 7 Euros a pop, I was expecting a rather elaborate museum with lots of history. Instead I got 2 floors of temple paraphernalia and some drawings. There was even an animation of the movie Ten Commandments! Most everything was written in German. There were just 3 other visitors, all Americans. At the very least, this museum should be free.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Small band put on a great show. They involved the audience by giving them drums and other instruments to play along with him. Low cost wine and cakes etc.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Most of the placards had English translations but a lot of the artifacts did not. It was not a very dynamic exhibit; I felt like I was reading textbook pages that had been blown up and displayed on the wall. The displays were okay; but most of it was in German. I found the section with the holidays and traditions... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

An interesting way to spend 90 minutes - longer if you read and speak German (not everything is English accessible). Exhibition is about Jewish culture and Frankfurt history.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Jewish Museum in Frankfurt is housed in a beautiful building night near the Euro tower. I visited in June 2014 and was lucky enough that the Fritz Bauer - Der Staatsanwalt exhibition was on. The audio guides were very good and when you get to the part of the Frankfurt trials there is a place to sit and cry... More

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Washington, DC
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148 reviews 148 reviews
27 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Jews in Frankfurt have a long history and this museum and this museum attempts to cover it all - history, culture, architecture, commerce. Lots of displays in German, some with English translation and some explained with audio guide. The building are houses of the Rothschild family, but these are not house museums. This isn't about the family but about all... More

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In June 2013 my wife and I went with a delegation from Kfar Saba,Israel to Frankfurt am Main.The only city in Germany with Skyscrapers.In local slang it is called "Frankfurt Mainhatten".We were taken on a guided tour of the city which included a visit to the Jewish Museum with a Israeli guide.Very impresive museum showing the development of the Jewish... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This museum has a wealth of information, not only about the history of Jews in Frankfurt in particular, which is really interesting, and in Germany more broadly but also about Jewish life in general. All of the texts have English translations, making it accessible to a larger group of people. When I went, they had a special exhibition about Fritz... More

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Cortlandt Manor
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285 reviews 285 reviews
37 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I don't know what I was expecting but this wasn't it. This is mostly about Jewish treatment centuries before the Holocaust. Exhibits mostly in German. 5 Euros. Short train ride from FRA airport. I had time until another flight, and chose this museum first. So much potential and so little storytelling.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This museum and the Judengasse Museum on Borneplatz (one ticket covers both) give an detailed history of the Jewish community in Frankfurt, from the Middle ages. The Judengasse Museum is built on the site of the Medieval Jewish ghetto. The archaeological excavations are the core of this exhibit. History repeated itself continually for the Jewish community, from the yellow circle... More

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