Jewish Museum Munich (Judisches Museum Munchen)

Jewish Museum Munich (Judisches Museum Munchen)

Jewish Museum Munich (Judisches Museum Munchen)
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Marienplatz • 5 min walk
  • Sendlinger Tor • 6 min walk
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Jüdisches Museum (Jewish Museum) in Munich is situated between the main synagogue Ohel Jakob and the Jewish Community Center. The museum was inaugurated in 2007, and it is designed as a freestanding cube with a transparent ground floor lobby. The two top floors house changing exhibitions, a learning center, and a library. The museum’s permanent exhibition is located on the lower level.
At the time of my visit, only the permanent exhibition was open, with an overview of Munich’s Jewish history, with a special focus on the Jewish religion, its annual festivals and rites of passage.

This is not a big museum, but it is so well organized, and it provides food for thought and discussion.
Written November 12, 2022
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Faye L
Olmstedville, NY67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is a small museum near Marienplatz and is worth a visit. Most Judaica in Munich was destroyed in WW II, but there are some original artifacts and other items of interest. There is a cafe and a gift shop and the museum is near other areas of inteerst.
Written November 10, 2022
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JanMitchell2003
South Bend, IN49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011 • Business
First of all, I had no idea the Holocaust Museum was in Munich until I was in the city. It was a very odd feeling running around Munich, knowing the history of WWII and the fact that most of the city had been leveled during the war. Amongst the rebuilding, in the heart of the city, is the Jewish Museum, a beautiful yet unassuming building. Once inside one cannot help but feel the lump in ones' throat as you immerse yourself in the real history of the Holocaust. Thousands of books, artifacts, gifts (like ornate menorah) etc are packed into this museum. Many of the books are in German and other languages, telling individual stories and experiences. I could spend a week in there, reading, looking at photos, etc. I don't know how anyone can be there and not have tears in their eyes. It was a very moving experience. A MUST go. It is, after all, history. (We went in 2008, but TripAdvisor did not give me the option to post that year)
Written March 12, 2012
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Katy_travel37
London, UK39 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Couples
This is without doubt the worst "museum" I have been to. It really doesn't deserve to be described as a museum. The fact that there is a Jewish museum in Munich is of course very significant and could have been something really special.

However, one room consists of some randomly thrown together Jewish bits and pieces, presumably to give an insight into Judaism - but since it has no structure it is hard to get a very good impression. The other two rooms are just unbelievable. There are huge glass cabinets in which you'd expect to find something rare or precious. Instead, an example of the surprise awaiting you is a dress that was once worn by the friend of a Jewish girl, or a plastic Coca cola tray that was once used in a cafe owned by a Jewish man. Hence my subject line - Is this a joke?

So much investment has clearly gone into this building. It could have been so much more...
Written December 28, 2011
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heiwai t
Washington DC, DC4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Business
I am absolutely upset about my experience today. In addition to the lack of stuff to see in the museum, as mentioned by many reviews, I was monitored by a security guard like a criminal throughout my 15 minutes there. True, I was the only one on the floor for awhile. But the staff should be remained to give enough freedom to the visitors. The security staff was consistently 6-10 feet away from me, keeping a close eye on my back. I was extremely intimidated. I went into the museum, having a very high expectation about a collective action to respect human rights and racial diversity. Ironically, the lack of trust on foreign visitors is reflected in a museum that I think aimed to remind people of some misguided hatred toward a certain group of German during the Second World War.
Written May 19, 2013
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Cat C
Stansted Mountfitchet, UK26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
This is hands-down the worst Museum we have ever been to. I use the term "Museum" very loosely. Not only was it very expensive but we all came out more confused about Jewish History than we were when we went in. The building was huge, beautifully spacious and situated in the very heart of Munich. It had the potential to be something really special. Instead it was soulless, empty and confusing. There were literally a handful of worthless knickknacks that were akin to something from a garage sale. There were some weird, artsy, conceptual displays that offered nothing by way of explanation of the plight of the Jewish people or indeed their history in the city itself. The security staff and procedures were borderline sinister, we felt like we were visiting MI5. As a frequent visitor to Munich, I feel disappointed at how much space this pointless place takes up in this beautiful part of the city. Lots of nice things to do in Munich, don't waste your time and money here...
Written August 13, 2017
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macmicrogal
Edinburgh Scotland13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
Focussing on the history of the Jewish people in Munich, this museum does not focus on the Holocaust like so many others do, though it does touch on it in places. Well laid out and interesting, with English information alongside German.
Written May 23, 2015
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CJTravelerTexas
Texas8,976 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Solo
I was disappointed in this museum, which opened in 2007. After paying the admittance fee, I was directed downstairs to the permanent exhibits. I was approached by an elderly gentleman and told that I needed to leave my vest with the coat attendant. Apparently anyone entering this museum has to check his or her coat. I indicated to him that I was disinclined to do that - my camera equipment and medicine were in the vest - and I started to leave the museum. The old man relented and told me I could go in to see the exhibits. I was disappointed with the permanent and special exhibits; while the venue was excellent, the number of exhibits was sparse. Photographs are not permitted in the special exhibit area, which make up two of three floors. While I am sure that the management of this museum is well meaning, they have much to do before this place achieves its full potential.
Written May 21, 2013
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imwmn913
Castle Rock, CO2,663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
Unlike other Jewish Museums that we have visited, this one dealt with the immigration of Jews during the late 1980's and forward. It was actually uplifting to hear the stories of the families who were finally allowed to leave the former "Iron Curtain countries' and come to Germany (or else where) and finally BE a Jew, to practice their faith and not be afraid. It is a museum of education to those who may not know the basics of the Jewish faith - items used in the weekly services, etc.
Written December 9, 2012
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ianwyj
Singapore5,191 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Solo
I started out on the uppermost floor where there was a temporary exhibition on Jewish-themed comics which didn't take long to scan through. This floor aslo housed a small but apparently useful library with material by Jewish authors as well as books on a wide range of topics directly- or indirectly-related to Jewish life. The middle floor where the permanent exhibition was more interesting - I learnt about about the prayer objects used in synagogues and in Jewish homes. And there was a wall with comments from Jewish individuals explaining why or how they came to emigrate to Munich (or other parts of Germany.

Nevertheless, perhaps I should have guessed from the rather modernistic design of this museum. I had expected to learn a lot more about the Jewish life in Munich and Germany, especially on what happened during World War 2. So, I couldn't help feeling that I was rather at least a bit disappointed with the overall experience.
Written November 10, 2012
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