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“not great”

Jewish Museum (Judisches Museum)
Ranked #50 of 434 things to do in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Temporarily closed until 2018 The Jewish Museum Frankfurt with its dependance Museum Judengasse presents 800 years of Jewish history and culture in Frankfurt in a European perspective. The Jewish Museum in the historic Rothschildpalais at Untermainkai is closed due to renovation until the end of 2018. Please visit our Museum Judengassen at Battonnstr. 47 with the neighboring second oldest Jewish cemetery in Germany.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“not great”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

The museum itself was lovely. but there was no English speaking tour guide and the reception was not very helpful in directing us to see exhibits in an orderly manner.

Visited June 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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274 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Interesting...”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

...but very basic, I felt like. Maybe part of it was the language issue (I don't speak German and the only people who spoke English were the ticketing people), but some of the signs and descriptions have no English translation to it. I feel like it could have been rearranged or had something to point you in the right direction since they wanted you to do a sequential sort of thing in terms of history. Some very good info, but I feel like there could have been more

Visited May 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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81 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very interesting Museum about the Jewish people of Frankfurt”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was the second time that we visited this particular museum, which covers the broad history of the Jewish population of Frankfurt, including a special exhibit on the holocaust and death camps. Recommended for those who are interested in anything Jewish relative to Germany.

Visited December 2012
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Killarney, Ireland
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93 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Interesting but needs more signs”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This museum is really centred around the Frankfurt Jews. My German is not great and I found it hard to understand some pieces. The staff tried their best to help me but their English and my German is not the best. I watched some videos in one room about the history of Jews in Frankfurt. I am giving it 3 stars as I felt the language barrier prevented me from enjoying it more

Visited July 2012
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New York, NY
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Not a great museum”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Frankfurt Jewish museum, on the Main, is a huge disappointment (note, in comparison with the Jewish Museums in Berlin and Amsterdam). The standing display has a bit about the terrible history of Frankfurt Jewry, but not really demonstrated well, and the bulk of the descriptions are only in German. The lighting was terrible - luckily I had an iphone with a light app. The special exhibits (Charlotte Solomon and Arnold Daghani) were displayed better, but still not done the way a 21st century museum should. The Frankfurt Judische Gemeinde should take a trip to Berlin or Amsterdam to see how to do it.

Visited November 2012
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