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Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

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Address: 28 - 30 Oranienburger Str, 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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Beautiful Building

We drove by this on the SPB tour and learned about the history of the building. It is a very impressive sight from the outside.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Teresa H
Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The facade and huge dome of the synagogue are very impressive and beautiful. But the actual building does not exist... Instead, a small museum portrays the sad history of this holy place [to which my ancestors used to go in the pre-war days]. Important and interesting.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There really isn't much to tell about this. We visited the dome, with a rather underwhelming view of the city (blocked in several directions by other buildings), the dome itself which is almost hidden behind a steel wire frame, and three plates telling something about the history of the place. Yes, it's certainly a historic place, but there really isn't... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dom of the synagoge is seen from everywhere in Berlin, the golden couple is amazing. Inside there is practically a little museum, telling you the story of the synagoge, and the happenings during the nazi time.

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Powell River, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We drove by this on the SPB tour and learned about the history of the building. It is a very impressive sight from the outside.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

When our Iranian taxi driver dropped us off at our hotel, he recommended us to visit the nearby synagogue. Now I was intrigued and we did indeed visit it the next day. When we entered it, we thought we were at an airport. They had a high-security area and had to scan all of our bags. We passed! According to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I can only repeat what other reviewers have said: - beautiful building outside/ hugely disappointing inside - Euro 3 for the dome is not worth it (no view/ ugly inside!) (I only wish I had read the reviews before going!)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Climb the dome but the view is hardly worth it. If you don't have time, skip this as there is only a bit of history. But very little to see.

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The outside of the building looks nice, but the inside is a tourist trap. I only bought a ticket for the Dome for 3€, looking forward to "astonishing views of Berlin's rooftops" but really there's nothing to look at inside the Dome and the view is very poor at best. I was in and out in 5 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

The New Synagogue was designed by Eduard Knoblauch And it survived the Kristallnacht, it was badly damaged prior to and during World War II was demolished; the reconstruction of the ruined street frontage with its entrance, dome and towers, and only a few rooms

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Had heard so much about the Synagoge in Berlin that we thought we should definitely see the place. You can not actually visit the synagoge, only some exhibition and the dome. We bought a ticket for the dome and went upstairs. The view is nothing special, just some roofs of Berlin and the dome itself is just bare and empty.... More 

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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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