The Jewish Museum in Berlin

On Wednesday, 19 July 2017, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will begin their visit to Germany, arriving in Berlin first. One of the places they will visit is the Holocaust Memorial (officially: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe) which is near the Brandenburg Gate.

As I have not visited the memorial (strangely, my friends and I missed it in 2009) yet, I will share a few photos from my visit to the Jewish Museum (Jüdisches Museum). The Jewish Museum comprises three buildings, two of which are additions to the Baroque Kollegianhaus.

The Jewish Museum in the Baroque Kollegienhaus.

The Jewish Museum opened in 2001 and covers two millennia of German-Jewish history and culture. I imagine most people visit the museum for the Libeskind building dedicated to the Holocaust.

The Garden of Exile

The Garden of Exile

The Memory Void symbolises the absence of Jews in German society. Within the Void is the installation called ‘Fallen Leaves’ (Shalekhet) with over 10,000 faces to represent victims of war and violence.

The tree with our wishes and prayers written on paper apples.


Address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Opening hours: Mon 10:00 – 22:00; Tues – Sun 10:00 – 20:00
Entrance: 8€

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