The Golem is Coming

On the Trail of the Superhero (in German)

Just imagine: You form a figure from earth or clay and breathe life into it. And your creation does everything you want.

What should it do? Discover the various golems in the exhibition and experiment in our golem workshop with other creatures and stories. Be it a Minecraft golem, Hulk or Frankenstein – the golem is alive. And with it all the fantasies that can plunge the world into chaos ... or save it.

Past event

Old Building, ground level, Auditorium

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Several golem souvenirs or action figures

Golem figures, 21st century; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Stefanie Haupt

This program is supported by the friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Logo: Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Stiftung Jüdisches Museum Berlin e.V.

Old Building, ground level, Auditorium

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When

    Every Thursday during the Berlin fall break

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Where
    Old Building, ground level, Auditorium

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

  • Entry fee

    10 euros (free admission with the berlinpass)

  • Information and bookingsNadja Rentzsch, phone: +49 (0)30 259 93 437,

  • Please noteWorkshop in German

  • Age

    Children from 8 to 12 years

Events Accompanying the Exhibition (11) GOLEM Show all


Golem talks, workshops, readings, and film premiere: events for adults, kids, and families held during our Golem exhibition in 2016–17.

Long Museum Night

27 August 2016
The Golem is Coming! The Jewish legend figure has inspired artists and authors

Golem – The Legend of Man

13 September 2016
ARTE Film Première and Discussion

The Clay Giant's Alive!

Held on 8 and 9 October. A musical reading (in German) with the author Anke Kuhl, plus a visit to the golem workshop, for children aged 5 and older

The Golem is Coming

20 and 27 October: A vacation day all about golems for children aged 8 to 12 (in German)

Greetings from Golem

13 November at 11 am: Exhibition tour and screen-printing workshop for adults and children 6 and older (in German)

Joshua Cohen:
You want a golem?

17 November 2016
Golem talks: Joshua Cohen reads from his highly-praised Book of Numbers.

Cathy Gelbin: The Golem Returns

1 December 2016
Golem talks: The slide presentation examines the special role of the golem for the formation of a modern Jewish culture and identity.

Guided Tour for School Students

Program for school groups, ages 6 to 19

Tour for Adults

A one-hour group program

Workshop for preschool and afterschool groups

A program for school groups and after-school groups, ages 7 and older, who want to built their own golem

Public guided tour for adults

Every Sunday (23 September–29 January 2017), 2 pm


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