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The Jewish Museum Berlin, its library, its archive, the museum shop, and café will remain closed due to coronavirus restrictions.

About Us

The Jewish Museum Berlin is one of the outstanding institutions on the European museum landscape. Its new core exhibition that opened in 2020, its temporary exhibitions, collections, events program and the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy, as well as its digital and educational offerings make the museum is a vibrant place for dialog and reflection on Jewish past and present in Germany. ANOHA, the JMB Children's World, tells the story of Noah's Ark as a fun experience for children.

Our exhibitions, events, and diverse program address a broad audience from Germany and around the world. Our collections grow continually, thanks also to many donors from Germany and abroad.

A special focus is educational work – the extensive education program, the research opportunities in the library and archive, and the program of events are aimed at children, young people, and adults. In addition to guided tours and workshops, there are lectures and conferences, concerts and readings, and an annual cultural summer program. Our digital programs are also very diverse, including the museum's website, the JMB app, various online features on Jewish topics, online publications, online collections, and a media library.

The W. Michael Blumenthal Academy's programs provide a platform for discussion and reflection on the diverse issues raised by the work of a museum on German-Jewish history and culture. It is also a place for encounters and cooperation, where not only Jewish perspectives but also those of other religious and ethnic minorities have their place.

The museum is located in the heart of Berlin, in the Kreuzberg district not far from Checkpoint Charlie and the former Berlin Wall. The famous museum building by Daniel Libeskind has long since become a Berlin landmark. It is part of the Jewish Museum Berlin architectural ensemble, which further includes an old building from the Baroque period, the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy, and the ANOHA Children's World.

An upward view of the Libeskind Building during a sunny day

The museum building in Berlin Kreuzberg, designed by Daniel Libeskind; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jens Ziehe

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