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Jewish Museum Berlin
Photograph: Kate Bettes for Time Out

Time Out says

This celebration of Jewish history has something for children and adults alike, writes Kate Bettes

What is the Jüdisches Museum and why is it important?

A celebration of Jewish history and culture in a world-famous museum that is housed across a zigzagging glass building and an 18th-century college.

Is it worth visiting?

While Jewish history conjures the dark years of persecution under the Third Reich for many visitors to Berlin, there is more of the German-Jewish experience to learn among the extensively researched exhibits at the Jüdisches Museum. 

Its permanent exhibition on ‘Jewish History and Present in Germany’ documents life from migration of early communities in the Middle Ages, persecution under National Socialist rule, and the diversity of Jewish life up to today.

There is also the ‘childrens world’ of Anoha, complete with a Noah’s ark with 150 animal sculptures for kids to discover.

Is it free to enter?

The Kreuzberg-based Jüdisches Museum Berlin is open daily from 10am-6pm. Tickets to the permanent exhibition are free of charge, and temporary exhibition tickets are €10 or a reduced rate of €4. Those under 18 can enter temporary exhibits for free. Tours and queue-jump tickets can be booked on GetYourGuide. We recommend booking in advance. 

Guidance including for those with dementia and their companions is available. There are also facilities for those who are audibly or visually impaired, it is wheelchair accessible and has a suitable bathroom for those in wheelchairs, as well as parking for those with disabilities. There is some equipment to support those with learning disabilities.

Where’s good to eat nearby?

Want Israeli food afterwards? The lively Yafo is a sprightly 20-minute walk away. Cross the industrial-like courtyard and enter the salon to tuck into challah bread with tomato salsa, roasted califlower, Ras el Yafo spiced-chicken with zesty schug, and more.

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Kate Bettes
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Kate Bettes


Lindenstrasse 9-14
U1, U6 Hallesches Tor.
Admission €5; €2.50 reductions; €10 family
Opening hours:
Open 10am-10pm Mon; 10am-8pm Tue-Sun.
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