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“Well done story of the Jews in Frankfurt”
Review of Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum
Ranked #53 of 440 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 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: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Jews in Frankfurt have a long history and this museum and this museum attempts to cover it all - history, culture, architecture, commerce. Lots of displays in German, some with English translation and some explained with audio guide.
The building are houses of the Rothschild family, but these are not house museums. This isn't about the family but about all of Frankfurt Jewry.
If you visit before mid-September 2014 there is a special exhibition on the life of a Fritz Bauer, the state prosecutor who prosecuted many former Nazis in the 1970s when Germany finally dealt with these issues. Well worth seeing.

2  Thank mot29
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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.

4  Thank Steve F
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

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.

2  Thank jmontg18
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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.

3  Thank AisleSeat01
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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.

2  Thank Judy L
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