Bar Mitzvah songs in front of the Wailing Wall, calls to prayer from the Al-Aksa Mosque, singing pilgrims on their way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – at the heart of the “Welcome to Jerusalem” exhibition, a sound image condenses the religious significance of the city for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
A model of the Herodian Temple has us feeling our way from the temple forecourt via the priest’s forecourt with the fire altar to the sanctuary. Jesus once walked this path – today he leads Muslim women into the Dome of the Rock, which stands roughly where the Jewish temple stood 2000 years ago.
Old Building, ground level, “Meeting Point” in the foyer
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
A room collage from prominent Jerusalem hotels boasts comfortable upholstery. As international politics has been doing for over a century, we can discuss the region’s current and historical challenges here.
The tour enhances non-visual perceptions of the exhibition with tactile maps and hands-on objects resulting in a haptic, acoustic, and emotional impression of this very special city.