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Portrait Moses Mendelssohn and graphic

Graphic for the exhibition “We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Roman März, design: Stefan Becker

“We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn

Guided Tour Through the Exhibition for School Groups

Imagine you're fourteen years old. You see your future every­where, except in the place you call home. Far away, there’s a person you know, respect, and like. You follow him to Berlin. Once there, you find people who care about you. You learn, and soon you find work. You’re quite skilled; some people admire you and love your clear thinking and sense of justice. Some. Others despise you for being and wanting to remain Jewish. A friend pays literary tribute to you, calls you “Nathan the Wise,” and asks you: What is the meaning of tolerance?

Dive into Moses Mendelssohn's journey as an Enlighten­ment thinker and law-abiding Jew and into the era's historical debates on the emanci­pation of Jews, the separation of state and religion, and the rights of minorities.

By appointment (20 Apr to 11  Sep 2022)

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green

Where

Old Building, ground level, “Meeting Point” in the Glass Courtyard
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When By appointment (20 Apr to 11  Sep 2022)
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Where Old Building, ground level, “Meeting Point” in the Glass Courtyard

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Corona rules Follow the current hygiene regulations of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

    RegistrationT +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon–Fri, 10 am–4 pm)
    visit@jmberlin.de
    For groups we offer guided tours on your desired date. Please contact us 4-6 weeks before your desired date for this service.

    Cost per Group 35 € plus admission to the temporary exhibition 8 €, reduced 3 €, under 18 years of age free admission

    Number of participants up to 15

    Language We offer this tour in German and English, other languages on request.

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