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“A visit to the Jewish Museum”

Jewish Museum (Judisches Museum)
Ranked #50 of 407 things to do in Frankfurt
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Jewish Museum Frankfurt with its dependance Museum Judengasse presents 800 years of Jewish history and culture in Frankfurt. The Jewish Museum in the Rothschildpalais at Untermainkai is closed due to renovation until the end of 2018. Please visit our Museum Judengassen with the second oldest Jewish cemetery in Germany.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Kfar Saba, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A visit to the Jewish Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

In June 2013 my wife and I went with a delegation from Kfar Saba,Israel to Frankfurt am Main.The only city in Germany with Skyscrapers.In local slang it is called "Frankfurt Mainhatten".We were taken on a guided tour of the city which included a visit to the Jewish Museum with a Israeli guide.Very impresive museum showing the development of the Jewish community of Frankfurt.There is also a museum with a reconstriction of the Jewish street and a museum of Roman ships and other discoveries.The city itself is full of contrasts.

Visited July 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Full of Excellent Information and History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This museum has a wealth of information, not only about the history of Jews in Frankfurt in particular, which is really interesting, and in Germany more broadly but also about Jewish life in general. All of the texts have English translations, making it accessible to a larger group of people. When I went, they had a special exhibition about Fritz Bauer that was nicely done with text, artifacts, and interview clips.

Visited June 2014
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Cortlandt Manor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Disappointing...So Little Storytelling”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

I don't know what I was expecting but this wasn't it.

This is mostly about Jewish treatment centuries before the Holocaust.

Exhibits mostly in German.

5 Euros. Short train ride from FRA airport. I had time until another flight, and chose this museum first.

So much potential and so little storytelling.

Visited March 2014
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

This museum and the Judengasse Museum on Borneplatz (one ticket covers both) give an detailed history of the Jewish community in Frankfurt, from the Middle ages. The Judengasse Museum is built on the site of the Medieval Jewish ghetto. The archaeological excavations are the core of this exhibit. History repeated itself continually for the Jewish community, from the yellow circle Jews were required to wear on their coats in the middle ages, to the yellow star of David in Nazi Germany. Very interesting.

Visited November 2013
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Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Interesting facts, but still a dissapointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

This museum has a lot of interesting facts, but very little interactivity, original artefacts etc. and some of the information was only in German. If you are interested in the Jewish religion, you get a good overview of the holidays. We were a bit disappointed as the exhibit mainly consisted of long texts... An ok place to visit if you are in the area.

Visited October 2013
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