A fantastic experience, in a quite spectacular setting. Allow at least half a day to soak up the richness which this place has to offer. To start, you are confronted by the three Axes, which remember the holocaust in a quite striking way. The atmosphere is incredible - peaceful, poignant, appropriate - it's hard to do justice in words to the spaces created by master architect Libeskind.
Then climb upstairs out of the darkness and experience a massive range of exhibits covering all sorts including stories of the origins of Judaism, history of the Jewish people's movements over the centuries, their food, customs etc and then a more detailed expo of the events of the early 1900s leading to the atrocities of WWII.
We didn't take a guide nor an audio tour - it was fine without them but we certainly would consider going back and doing these another time - there's so much to see we would definitely get even more out of a repeat visit.
Definitely one of two 'must dos' on any trip, no matter how long to Berlin (climbing the Reichstag dome is the other!)
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