The Jewish Museum Berlin is one of the largest museums in Europe. It is located in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, near Checkpoint Charlie and the former Berlin Wall. It is most famous for the remarkable architecture of its building, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, and has quickly become a city landmark.
The permanent exhibition shows past and present Jewish history in Germany. It covers five historical chapters, ranging from the beginnings of Jewish life in Germany through the Middle Ages, the emancipation movement of the Renaissance and its failure to the present. National Socialism, the Holocaust and the post-war period occupy an important place. The historical narrative alternates with informative elements about Jewish culture and religion in the world. In addition to objects from the museum’s collections and documents left by families, visitors can also discover art installations, interactive and virtual reality stations and immersive experiences on two floors.
Photo: Exterior view of the Jewish Museum Berlin, Old Building and Libeskind Building Jewish Museum Berlin, Photo: Yves Sucksdorff, Berlin
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