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On 23 August 2020, the Jewish Museum Berlin is opening its new core exhibition. Until then the museum will be closed for renovations.

In the Early Modern Period

Guided Tour

This offer presents the core exhibition with a focus on the historical epoch room In the Early Modern Period. Exploring the museum building’s iconic architecture is part of the exhibition tour.

A void in the Libeskind building marks the historical caesura of the medieval expulsion of Jews and contrasts with the subsequent participation of Jews in ground-breaking achievements.

Tour by appointment (bookable from the opening of the new core exhibition)

  Map of the Museum's buildings

Where

Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

For example, the emergence of letterpress printing had a great influence on Jewish culture. The itinerant printer Chaim ben David Schachor (1490 – 1548) from Prague is considered to be the first to have printed Hebrew texts in the German-speaking world. A map shows where he printed and moved on when there were no more customers.

Some Jews succeeded in social advancement, most of them led a life of dependence and the worry that their right to stay would be withdrawn. Why did Jews need so-called letters of protection? And what caused longing for a Messiah to boom in the 17th century in particular?

Interactions with the exhibition allow room for individual exploration of the subject and space for group discussions.

Where, when, what?

  • When Tour by appointment (bookable from the opening of the new core exhibition)
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Where Jewish Museum Berlin

    Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • RegistrationTel.: +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon–Fri, 10 am–4 pm)
    Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 412
    visit@jmberlin.de

    Cost 70 €, reduced rate 35 € (plus admission, one accompanying person free)

    Number of participants up to 15

    Please noteThis tour is suitable for adults as well as for school classes of grades 5-13.

    Languages We offer this tour in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Dutch and Russian.