The Jewish Museum Berlin is an outstanding institution on the European museum landscape; the iconic building designed by architect Daniel Libeskind has become one of Berlin’s international landmarks. Offering exhibitions, educational programs, and diverse events, the museum sees itself as a place of reflection on Jewish history and culture as well as on migration and diversity in Germany.
The Jewish Museum Berlin is Europe's largest Jewish museum. The zigzag-shaped museum building by Daniel Libeskind translates German-Jewish history into an impressive architectural design language. The heart of the museum, the permanent exhibition, reopened in August 2020 after two years of renovation. With a different focus and new scenography, it conveys Jewish history, culture and the present in Germany. The chronological tour is supplemented by insights that approach diverse topics from a Jewish perspective. Is there a specifically Jewish art? What is the sound of Judaism? In addition to original objects, a variety of audiovisual media, virtual reality, art installations, interactive games and hands-on stations can be seen.
Nearly the whole exhibition area as well as the new Glass Courtyard are accessible for wheelchair users. There is just one small area in the permanent exhibition which can only be accessed via stairs.
A 9 % slope leads up to the main entrance. The Axes in the Libeskind Building have slopes between 2.65 % (to the stairs) and 3.9 % (to the Holocaust Tower). The incline on the sides is 1.5 % maximum.
There is a parking space for visitors in possession of a disabled badge directly in front of the Museum entrance.
Wheelchairs can be borrowed at the cloakroom.
The Jewish Museum has two disabled bathrooms: one is situated at the back of the entrance area, the other in the basement of the Libeskind Building.
Visitors with impaired hearing may view a video introduction to the Museum in German Sign Language (DGS).
HOW TO REACH
U1, U6 Hallesches Tor
Bus M29, M41, 248
Admission price: 8,00 €
Includes admission to all exhibitions.
Please note: book your tickets online for a specific time slot!
Reduced price: 3,00 €
students with school ID, university students, members of the German Federal Volunteer Service, recipients of unemployment benefit I (“ALG I”), people with severe disabilities (minimum of 50 percent) – with ID or documentation
• Children (under 18 years of age)
• Members of the Friends and Patrons of the Jewish Museum Berlin
• Holders of a berlinpass and recipients of government benefits (unemployment benefit II [“ALG II”], welfare, basic security benefits or benefits in accordance with the German Social Welfare Law for Asylum Seekers) – with documentation
• Companions of visitors with severe disabilities, recognized as medically necessary
• Members of the Deutscher Museumbund (German Museum League) or ICOM