"Jewish Museum" Jewish Museum Tip by magor65

Jewish Museum, Berlin: 55 reviews and 112 photos


What makes the Jewish Museum of Berlin world-famous is its remarkable architecture. A competition for the design of the building was held in 1989. There were 165 competitors and the first prize went to David Liebeskind - an American musician-turned architect with Polish roots. At that time Liebeskind was practically unknown so it was the building of the Jewish Museum in Berlin that made him famous. Completed in 1999, the Museum was oficially opened in 2001.
The building looks interesting from the outside: irregular zinc-clad structure with zig-zag slit-like windows. The only entrance leading to the Museum is through its old part: a baroque building of a former court. Here you will find a ticket-office, cloak-rooms and a restaurant. Don't feel deterred by the security control at the entrance - it seems to be a must in objects like this. After buying a ticket (5 Euro) you can borrow an audio-guide for the price of 3 Euro. Then through the underground tunnel you get to the new building.

Address: Lindenstraße 9-14, Berlin-Kreuzberg
Directions: U-Bahn: Hallesches Tor
Phone: (030) 30 87 85 - 681
Website: http://www.jmberlin.de

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 30, 2011
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