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Danish Jewish Museum

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Address: Proviantpassagen 6 | Royal Boat House at the Royal Library Garden, Copenhagen DK-1218, Denmark
Phone Number: 45-3311-2218
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Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Danish Jewish Museum tells the story of the Danish Jews through 400...

The Danish Jewish Museum tells the story of the Danish Jews through 400 years - including the dramatic rescue of the Danish Jews during World War 2. Experience the unique museum interior by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Find the perfect gift or souvenir in the museum shop.

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A very moving Museum

We enjoyed the hour we had to look around and wished we had been able to stay longer but unfortunately we had another engagement! It was really moving to hear about the plight of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We certainly enjoyed our visit to the museum. The building by Daniel Liebskin is as always was amazing. The 2 introductory videos are a must see. We are always amazed to see how many aritfacts have been saved. The Home exhibit in the Royal Library was phenomenal. Although we know how Denmark tried to save the Jews we did not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the hour we had to look around and wished we had been able to stay longer but unfortunately we had another engagement! It was really moving to hear about the plight of the Jewish people especially during the Second World War. We took the tour with a guide and found it really interesting. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is our second visit to the Jewish Museum. I was saddened by the need for police protection which was not required at our last visit. It's also needed at the Synagogue. Still this is a must see. It covers 500 years of Jewish history very well. The building is amazing. Don't miss the video

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hidden gem is in the Royal Library Gardens and tells the story of Denmark's Jews. Their cultural heritage and daily life, through a collection of artefects, memoirs paintings and photographes. The building is designed on the Jewish concept of Mitzvah. The 4 Hebrew letters in the word Mitzvah make up the the plan of the museum, you walk about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful little museum documenting the Jewish community of Denmark – would love to have even more information given how unique Denmark was doring the Holocaust – saving 99% of their Jews, but the exhibit was well done and the special exhibit (rotating) was even better! Plus the architecture of the space is really interesting. A good see and an important... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to this museum having cycled 'the escape route' on the Northern Coast, via Gilleleje. The 'Home' exhibition is superb, brilliantly presented and with fascinating content. We have been to Jewish museums all over the diaspora and always leave feeling pretty depressed ('everybody hates us'), how wonderful to see that there was a beacon of humanity in Europe in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to many Jewish museums and this was exceptional by being different. It is small and somehow that makes it all the better as it avoids the repetitiveness of many other Jewish museums somehow directing the visitor to the key points. The building itself is worth a visit without any exhibits! The additional 'Home' exhibition gave a real insight... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Daniel Liebskind architecture. Very well done and tells the fantastic story of how the Danes saved the Jews by helping them flee to Malmö, Sweden two nights in October 1942. It's a unique and heartwarming story. So different from the mass export and murder of the Jews in Norway.

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Christian Y, Curator at Danish Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your visit to The Danish Jewish Museum and for taking your time to review us. We are happy you enjoyed the Libeskind architecture and the exhibition and hope you had a great time in Wonderful Copenhagen. Sincerely Christian Yssing, Curator More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These exhibits give an excellent overview of the Jews in Denmark and especially of the Danes helping the Jews during WWII. The building was designed by David Libeskind (World Trade Center) and is very special.itself is interesting. The floors are not flat and the walls are not square with the floor creating strange a strange feeling and sensations.

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Christian Y, Curator at Danish Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Dear Ed Thank you for visiting The Danish Jewish Museum and for your kind review. We are happy you enjoyed both the exhibitions and the special architecture of Daniel Libeskind. Have a wonderful summer. Sincerely Christian Yssing More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fascinating experience both for the interior of the building and the exhibits taking you through the history of Danish Jews. The special exhibtion on the safe transport and return of the Danish Jews during and after World War 2 was very moving and well-presented.

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Christian Y, Curator at Danish Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for visiting The Danish Jewish Museum and for your kind review. We hope you enjoyed Copenhagen and hope to see you agani another time. Sincerely Christian Yssing, Curator More 

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This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.