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Jewish Museum Berlin

The Jewish Museum opened to the public in 2001 with Danny Leiberskind’s unnerving postmodern architecture representing a fractured Star of David. Access can only be granted through an underground passage from the Berlin Museum’s Baroque wing, in what seems an unusual and unlikely combination.

This passageway extends to three axes, representing the three realities of Jewish life in Germany. The first axis shows the continuity of Berlin’s history, the second leads outside into daylight and symbolises emigration, and the final one takes visitors through a claustrophobic corridor to a jarring dead end that hints toward the horrors of the holocaust.

The spectacular and radical architecture tells a story and creates an almost post-apocalyptic atmosphere, often ensuring heavy emotional reactions. The combination of art, artifacts, and architectural genius essentially turns the museum into a vessel of Jewish hardship and perseverance, challenging our imagination to re-live the history of the Third Reich.

This isn’t an easily digested day out, but is a sensitive, thought provoking exploration on a difficult but important period in history.




Eat & Drink

Jewish Museum Berlin

Café Schmus

A visit to the Jewish Museum can be quite exhausting and you’ll yearn for refreshments afterwards. In the main hall, Café Schmus offers light dishes such as salads and bagels, as well as coffee and the trendy Bionade lemonade. The café is run by Kofler & Kompanie, which represents other museum restaurants across Berlin.


Jewish Museum Berlin


The shop offers many different items, from jewellery and religious objects, to Yiddish literature, diaries, and autobiographies, and non-German speaking visitors can also find books here. At the cashier desk you’ll even find some kosher Haribo chewing gum.

Destination Ranking

  • 22 Overall
    • 93 Exhibitions & Programming
    • 24 Architecture & Spatial Design
    • 99 Eat & Drink
    • 95 Shop
    • 94 Digital Experience

General information


Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstr. 9-14




+49 (0) 30 2599 3300

Opening Hours

Monday 10.00 – 22.00
Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 – 20.00

General Admission

€ 5

Getting There

U-Bahn: Kochstr. (U6), Hallesches (U1, U6)

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