Jewish Museum Berlin - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Jewish Museum Berlin
Largest Jewish museum in Europe, one of Germany's most frequented museums. The museum gives a lot of importance to the German-Jewish history.
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0.67km from Jewish Museum Berlin
Name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War (1947–1991). It is a symbol of the Cold War, representing the separation of East and West.
Topography of Terror
0.93km from Jewish Museum Berlin
Located on the site where the principal instruments of Nazi persecution and terror were occured between 1933 and 1945: the headquarters of the Gestapo, the high command and security service of the SS, and from 1939 the Reich Security Main Office. The museum shed lights about these institutions and the crimes that were organised there. Photographs and documents illustrate the history from the time the Nazis took power until the end of the war.
Berlin Story Bunker
1.03km from Jewish Museum Berlin
Housed inside a 6,500-square-metre WWII bunker, the museum recreates the history of Berlin and some of the most infamous events in German history. The exhibition showcases the sequence of events leading up to Hitler's suicide in 1945, and it has a reconstruction of Hitler’s personal study.
1.06km from Jewish Museum Berlin
One of Germany's most beautiful historic exhibition buildings. Opened in 1881, the exhibition rooms surround an atrium decorated with mosaics and coats of arms of German states by the sculptor Otto Lessing. The museum is well known for it's selection of the exhibitions it displays.
German Museum of Technology
1.25km from Jewish Museum Berlin
Exhibits a large collection of historical technical artifacts. The museum's main emphasis originally was on rail transport, but today it also features exhibits of various sorts of industrial technology including maritime and aviation exhibition halls.
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
1.72km from Jewish Museum Berlin
Also known as the Holocaust Memorial, it is a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Consists of a 19,000-square-metre site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The slabs are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.
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Capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and sciences, and its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations and convention venues.
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While the regular exhibition of the museum about the history of Jewish religion and culture is well worth visiting we decided to see the special exhibition by Yael Bartana. This is a temporary exhibition by the Israeli artist whose videos and art is displayed all across the world. This exhibition is titled "Redemption now" and heavily consists of video work. We saw her earlier and seemingly connected work in Mumbai in 2017 and couldn't wait to see her Berlin based work titled "Malka Germania" (queen Germany). It is definitely worth visiting and gives you lots of themes to think about for weeks.
A bit disappointed that major parts of the museum were closed while we were there. The museum looks normal from the front but it actually is an architectural masterpiece. You will understand once you are inside. This is the largest Jewish Museum in Europe. The "Garden of exile" with it's tilted foundation and 49 tall pillars is something to see and experience. Walking through it will make you disoriented and confused. Similarly, the "Holocaust tower" will bring you to the world of loneliness and fear. This 24 meter tall empty concrere silo has no heating and cooling, and has only a small slit on the roof for light to come in.