Jewish Museum Berlin
An architectural masterpiece, Daniel Libeskind's spectacular structure has firmly established itself as one of Berlin's most recognizable landmarks.
© Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Foto: Günter Schneider
The zinc-paneled building is truly innovative in the connection it creates between the museum's themes and its architecture. Libeskind has dubbed his design "Between the Lines", a title which reflects the tensions of German-Jewish history. Inscribed within the design of the building, this past takes shape along two lines charting various cultural connections and modes of thought: one is straight, but broken into many fragments; the other is winding and open-ended. The intersection of theses lines is marked by voids, empty spaces that cut through the entire museum. Rich in symbolism, the museum's architecture makes German-Jewish history palpable, raises numerous questions, and provokes reflection.
The entrance to the museum is via the old building, a former collegiate house. In the historic Friedrichstadt it is the last remaining baroque palace.
Exhibitions and art installations in the famous Libeskind building
Temporary exhibitions on cultural history, contemporary art installations, and special displays – these are a few of the ways in which the museum's special exhibitions draw on a broad range of themes. The new permanent exhibitions is set to open in 2020.
Anoha: Jewish Museum gets a children's museum
The new museum will be dedicated to a biblical theme and will be housed in the former Flower Market Hall, converted by architect Daniel Libeskind, opposite the Jewish Museum. The Anoha Children's Museum, which is expected to open in June 2021, will be accessible without a paid ticket.
© Yves Sucksdorff
The new permanent exhibition in the Libeskind Building of the Jewish Museum Berlin informs about the history of the Jews in Germany from the Middle Ages to the present on 3500 square meters.
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- +49 30 25 99 33 00
- Opening Hours
- Daily 10 am - 1 pm
Closed on 20 April - 16 May, 19, 20 and 28 September, 31 october, 24 December 2020
- Admission Fee
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Source: Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Bearbeitung: berlin.de
Last edited: 23. February 2021