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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 #39 of 128 attractions in Frankfurt
Type: History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Opened in 1988, this museum is dedicated to the history of Frankfurt's Jewish community.
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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26 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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269 reviews 269 reviews
36 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Turku, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This museum has a lot of interesting facts, but very little interactivity, original artefacts etc. and some of the information was only in German. If you are interested in the Jewish religion, you get a good overview of the holidays. We were a bit disappointed as the exhibit mainly consisted of long texts... An ok place to visit if you... More

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DC
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73 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Probably less so if you aren't. It gives a good history of Jews in the city from medieval times til after the war. Does a good overview of the holidays.

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Portland, Maine
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The museum moves through centuries of Jewish history in Frankfurt in just a few connected exhibit halls. That history is inextricably part of the character of Frankfurt, in no small part because Jews helped create its position as a financial center. The museum also does an exemplary job placing the Jewish experience in Frankfurt in the context of developments throughout... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I found it extremely interesting to properly learn about the struggles of the Jewish people to be accepted throughout history, not just during the reign of National Socialism in 1930s/40s Germany. The permanent exhibition gives you a good idea of the background to the anti-Semitism of that time. The parts which focus on Frankfurt's Jewish population help give a history... More

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