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Open Tours

These tours take place on a regular basis. Individual visitors may, but do not need to register in advance. Just come and join the group!
All tours take place in German unless otherwise noted.

April, May, and June 2015

3 pm  Jewish Life and Traditions (in German language)


11 am  Through the Museum in Seven League Boots (in German language)
2 pm  Obedience. Guided tour through the special exhibition (from 24 May, in German language)

For more information on the tours, please click this link.

Feeling and hearing History (in German language)
A Multi-Sensory Architecture Tour for Blind and Visually Impaired Students and Adults
29 May 2015

For all open tours please note, (unless specified otherwise):


approx. 1 hour

Meeting Point

»Meeting Point« in the entrance hall


3 euros per person, additional to the entrance ticket

Information and Booking

Tel.: +49 (0)30 259 93 305

The walls slant, the ground slopes. The underground floor of the Jewish Museum Berlin, namely the axes of "Exile," "Holocaust," and "Continuity," affect our experience of space. Architect Daniel Libeskind drew on German-Jewish history in his design for the museum’s architecture. The labyrinthine "Garden of Exile" tests the visitor’s sense of balance and provides a metaphor for the loss of orientation in foreign countries. In the "Memory Void," iron sculptures to touch, hear, and smell remember the victims of terror and violence. The sounds in the axes and voids enhance the unusual sensory experience. Jonas Hauer, guide for the blind, says that, "the cold sounds are not comparable to those of any other building". In addition, tactile models of the building make this architectural interpretation of Jewish-German history immediately palpable.

When: 4 pm
Duration: 1,5 hours
Admission: 3 euros (plus admission)

For more information on the tour, please click this link.

All about the Thing
Family tour and story for people from 6 years
31 May and 28 June 2015

What’s that thing in the display case all about? Why did the Havdalah plate come to the museum? Has anyone ever eaten from it? Together with the tour guide Friedrun Portele and the storyteller Christine Lander, our visitors explore what the things in the museum are all about. On one adventure we decipher the Hebrew letters of an inscription around a plate and learn how it came from Hamburg via New York to Berlin. Then we are led into the fantastic world of storytelling in which fate weaves a golden thread.

When: 11 am
Duration: 1,5 hours
Admission: 3 euros (plus admission)

For more information on the tour, please click this link.

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