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Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

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Address: Oranienburger Str. 28 - 30, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 30-88028-300
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

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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We've visited the synagoge, the entrance is 3 Eur per person - if you like to visit the exhebition too it's 2 Eur more. You can use the elevator to the dome, where you can find... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 14, 2016
Munich, Germany
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the tall and shiny building from afar. It had been beautifully restored on the outside. We decided to buy tickets and go in. We were thoroughly searched and expected there would be a lot to see, but that was quite a disappointment. We were allowed to go up to and enter the cupola and could look outside, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Destroyed maybe restored in part. The symbol of a movement that was not eradicated became the auditorium for choirs celebrating its 150th year of foundation during our visit. The vastness of the place and what physically has been lost shows that the people who were members and the people who visit are more important than beautiful structures. For those who... More 

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Halifax UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Make no mistake, the so-called Neue Synagogue in Berlin's Oranienburgerstrasse is not at all new. In fact, it is laden with history, which is why it hosts a museum of Berlin Jewish history. Its gilded domes remind one of its status as almost a cathedral-like presence for the large Jewish community who lived in this part of pre-Nazi Berlin. The... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful synagogue that you cannot fail to miss if your visiting the superb Orianienburger Straße . The synagogue is certainly beautiful with its lovely domed tower's. The synagogue looks very impressive and is a nice little tourist attraction with tours available. I think that it is well worth jumping the tram down to here and admire the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Ok, the dome is beautiful from the outside. And you think: ok, maybe I should go in, this thing must be amazing from the inside too. I was wrong. The people were incredibly rude, and I mean ALL of them, and the security thing is taken to a war zone level. Before going through the metal detector, the guard asked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

It has been partially rebuilt but the nex "coupole" is really marvelous. You can get up to the roof to get a very nice view of Berlin. The museum is very interesting and thre is a nice "maquette" of the original synagog.

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We've visited the synagoge, the entrance is 3 Eur per person - if you like to visit the exhebition too it's 2 Eur more. You can use the elevator to the dome, where you can find some more information about the building. Unfortunately the information is very limited and you don't need that much time to see/read everthing. As it's... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

I spotted the glamorous dome while taking a stroll nearby The Hackesche Markt and was very intrigued by it. So the next day I decided to check the place out. Heavily secured, with compulsory security check before you even get to the ticket office, promised a lot. Here's the first tip: don't get tricked by the word "exhibition". I bought... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

The synagogue used to be huge and only the front has been reconstructed. You will find a nice display of documents from the history of the building and the Jews in Berlin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Located in the Jewish Quarter of Oranienburger Straße, this was the largest synagogue in Berlin before the war. Germany under the empire was a tolerant nation, bringing migrants from all over the place. To serve the growing Jewish community, the empire built this synagogue. The New Synagogue is different from many synagogues I’ve encountered. For one, there’s a dome that... More 

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