Jewish Museum

Jüdisches Museum Berlin

The museum is relatively young, it was built in 1993-95 but displays almost 2000 years of German Jewish history. The building is quite distinctive from the architectural point of view: it is zig-zag twisted and there is an empty space inside that slices linearly through the entire building reminding a kind of shaft. These hollow spaces are a reference to the emptiness that was formed in Europe after the holocaust of Jewish people and culture in the XX century. There are several structures in the museum that make significant impression: the Holocaust Tower (a closed empty space with a tiny source of light at the top) and the Garden of Exile (49 pillars filled with earth and trees growing right inside the pillars).

Address: Lindenstraße 9-14
Opening hours: Mon 10 am – 10 pm, Tue – Sun 10 am – 8 pm
How to reach: Hallesches Tor U1, U6
Coordinates: 52.502351, 13.395004