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Last updated: 15 December, 2022

Set in a zinc-clad fortress depicting a shattered star of David, the Jewish Museum tells the story of Germany through the eyes of its Jewish Minority.

It traces 1,500 years of history, starting with medieval settlements along the Rhine, and concluding with the mass migration to Germany of 200,000 Jews from the former Soviet Union.

It offers an engrossing, if often sobering, perspective of the development of the German nation.

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Take the U-Bahn line U1 or U6 to Hallesches Tor, or the U6 line Kochstrasse.

Entry is free, but you need to book a time to visit online before you go. Audio guides are available for a small fee.

When to do it

The museum is open all year round, seven days a week.

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