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Jerusalem for All the Senses
Guided Tour for the Blind and Visually Impaired (in German)
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.
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.