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“Beautiful, tiny museum”

Danish Jewish Museum
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$63.05*
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Copenhagen Card
Ranked #9 of 123 Shopping in Copenhagen
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Danish Jewish Museum tells the story of the Danish Jews through 400 years - including the dramatic rescue of the Danish Jews during World War 2. Experience the unique museum interior by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Find the perfect gift or souvenir in the museum shop.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful, tiny museum”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

As the architect of this museum says in a video that is played inside, the Jewish story in Denmark is one of the few really happy ones, especially for WWII. I loved the setting and design of the museum, although its exhibits try to cover too much. They would do better to focus more. It persuaded me to learn more about the escape of the entire community from the Nazis, and I bought a good book in their store that gave me the detail. They have wonderful videos of survivors as well.

Visited July 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Florida, USA
Level 6 Contributor
436 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Nice little museum”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

It is a small museum with some great objects. I was hoping for a larger museum though. The museum has an interesting interior design/ layout.

Visited July 2013
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Swannanoa, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

There are so many things to see in Copenhagen but the Jewish Museum is well worth the time and effort. The story of the Danish Jews, the Danes and the Germans who protected the Jews and help most of them escape to Sweden during WWll was effectively told. The design of the small museum by Daniel Libeskind gives you the feeling of walking through the rickety history of the Danish Jews.

Visited May 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“More of a monument to Liebeskind than to Denmark's Jews”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

As much as I hate to give this attraction a review of "average" it really does not deserve more. It is physically quite small, very light on artifacts, and not user-friendly. As others have said, the most informative part of the museum is the first film about the history of Denmark's Jews and the story of how Denmark's King Christian X and many citizens worked to protect their Jewish population. The second film is a rather self-serving about Liebeskind by Liebeskind, not really relevant.

Although in a lovely setting, the museum is extremely hard to find with literally no signage from the main roads.

Admission is included with the Copenhagen Card.

Visited June 2013
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Hamburg, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing – lacking information”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We were very interested to experience this museum’s architecture – and that, unfortunately, was by far the highlight. The two introductory films were interesting and informative; however, the rest of the exhibits were a let-down. The information given was hardly an expansion on the films. And, the information was extremely difficult to read. (The little panels of text were written in very small print and were often displayed on the side of a display case. The angle was too awkward to read.) The display cases themselves were too low – if you’re four feet tall, they’re probably about right. We walked out of there disappointed and with a lot of unanswered questions.

Visited May 2013
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