on.tour: The Jewish Museum Berlin Tours Schools

Our Traveling Educational Program for Schools All Across Germany


on.tour: The Jewish Museum Berlin Tours Schools is a traveling educational program that has been visiting secondary schools and other institutions across Germany since 2007. This way we can reach kids and teens who would otherwise not have a chance to visit the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Two employees from ontour carry a red cube seat containing a model of the Jewish Museum’s Libeskind building.

Summer Tour 2007: The mobile exhibition Discover JMB is constructed in the schoolyard. June 2007. Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Sönke Tollkühn

  • On each scheduled week-long tour, three presenters in a small bus bring a mobile exhibition to five schools in a particular state of Germany.
  • on.tour is a regular guest at the Plötzensee juvenile offenders’ institution, as well as trade fairs and expos, most recently the Leipzig Book Fair and didacta.
  • By invitation, on.tour also travels to city festivals, Jewish cultural days, church open houses, and other occasions, where we explain Jewish culture, history, and religion.
  • A mobile educational program that visits your school free of charge during the tour
  • A mobile exhibition about Jewish life, culture, and history
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  • Interactive tours of the mobile exhibition for students aged 10 and older, spanning two class periods (90 minutes)
  • Workshops spanning three class periods (135 minutes), either about growing up Jewish after 1945 (It Was as Simple as That), suitable for ages 14 and older, or about Jewish life in Germany today (My Page(s)), suitable for ages 13 and older
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  • An opportunity for students to explore Jewish history, culture, and religion actively and directly
  • Selected exhibition artifacts relating to teenage lives

In 2017, we are once again visiting schools in eight German states free of charge. Schools can now apply to be part of their state’s tour using our online on.tour application form.
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2017 tour schedule:

State Tour Dates Application Deadline
Mecklenburg-West Pomerania 20 to 24 March 3 February 2017
Saxony-Anhalt 3 to 7 April 17 February 2017
Saxony 12 to 16 June 5 May 2017
Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein 3 to 7 July 12 May 2017
Thuringian 4 to 8 September 2 June 2017
Lower Saxony/Bremenn 18 to 22 September 24 May 2017
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