The Jewish World in the Middle Ages

Guided Tour for Adults

This tour provides visitors with an insight into the living conditions of Ashkenazi Jews in the Middle Ages.

The families of Jewish traveling salesmen had settled along the main trading routes along the Rhine River. The Jewish communities that formed in Speyer, Worms, and Mainz became significant centers of Jewish cultural and spiritual life in this period. This tour through the Middle Ages investigates the political and social circumstances of life in this era within the context of the Jewish community, which revolved around the synagogue, the bath house, the Torah academy, the communal bread oven, dance halls, and inns. On the threshold of the Early Modern Era, Jewish experience was marked by pogroms, oppression, and displacement, which shaped daily life and religious practice in the area comprising today's Germany.

By appointment
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Information and Reservation
Education Department
phone: 
+49 (0)30 259 93 305
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+49 (0)30 259 93 412
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

More Information

  • When

    By Appointment

  • Duration

    1 Hour

  • Where

    Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

  • Educational method

    Tour

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    max. 15