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“Emotional architecture, a very special building”

Jewish Museum Berlin
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Ranked #96 of 975 things to do in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Since opening its doors in 2001, the Jewish Museums Berlin has joined the ranks of Europe’s leading museums. Its exhibitions, educational activities, and diverse program of events make the museum a vibrant center of reflection on Jewish history and culture as well as about migration and diversity in Germany. An architectural masterpiece, Daniel Libeskind’s spectacular structure has firmly established itself as one of Berlin’s most recognizable landmarks. The zinc-paneled building is innovative in the connection it creates between the museum’s topics and its architecture. Closing days 2018: 10 and 11 September 2018 (Rosh ha-Shanah) 19 September 2018 (Yom Kippur) 10 November 2018 (Anniversary Dinner) 24 December 2018 (Christmas Eve)
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum is the finest example of emotional architecture I have experienced. The building is sharp, disorienting and harsh-meant to be evocative of the journey of European Jews during the holocaust. "Highlights" include the holocaust tower- a lightless, prison-like room that is deeply emotional, upsetting and thought-provoking. After that, wobble through the Garden of Exile, a grid of concrete pillars that is also maze-like and disorienting. Also worth seeing is the Memory void, where you can walk on the art installation of steel faces- the sound is chilling.
This building is the reason we went to Berlin and it did not disappoint. The building itself is so thoughtful and emotional, and the content equally heavy and insightful. Plan some decompression time afterwards, it's exhausting!

Thank Courtney L
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

A remarkable museum which lay down the Jewish history in Germany from early days up to the Holocaust.
The architecture is unique and impressive.
The period of 1933- 194 - the Nazi era in Germany is very week and disappointing!

Thank Adomvatik
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Skip this museum and go to some of the wonderful museums in Berlin. This museum fails at what it is trying to do. It evokes little feeling or understanding of Jewish history. It is a confusing maze of disjointed artifacts.

3  Thank SarasotaAnderson
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

A must-visit museum when in Berlin. It gives a good impression and overview. The architecture is striking.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We spent a couple of quiet hours looking at artifacts, stories of the Holocaust, letters, photographs and artwork. The building itself is designed with sloping floors and unexpected twists, turns and dead-ends, keeping us off balance, representing how life most certainly was for the Jews during WWII. This was one of the most creative, approachable, comprehensive museums I've ever visited. It was an educational and humbling experience.

Thank Mike O
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