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Summer Party

Launch of the Cultural Summer Program 2018

Ropes away – the Jewish Museum Berlin is sailing off into new waters! Until fall 2019, we are setting up a new permanent exhibition and building a children’s museum.

We’ll take you along on the journey, show you the first steps, tell you about our ambitious goals, and celebrate summertime.

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Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin


Museum Garden (in case of bad weather in the Glass Courtyard) and W. M. Blumenthal Academy
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

photo: Svea Pietschmann

Guided Tours

The New Permanent Exhibition (in German)
12 noon, 2, 3, and 4 pm

Insider knowledge and architecture – we will take you to places usually closed to visitors on the first and second levels of the museum. Here where work on the new permanent exhibition will continue until the end of next year, the curators will allow initial insights into the new exhibition. Information from the source and the rare opportunity to experience the empty Libeskind Building await you.

Tour of the New Children’s Museum Construction Site (in German)
1.30, 2.30, and 3.30 pm

All aboard! At the end of 2019, we will also be opening our children’s museum – an ark with artful animals will be a place of play and learning for children between the ages of 3 and 10. The Children’s Museum Team and the Children’s Council, who have been advising us since March, warmly invite you to attend the construction site tour.

Further Guided Tours
11.30 am and 2.45 pm Jerusalem in the Arts (in German)
12.45 and 3.15 pm Family Tour: Holy Sites (in German)
1.15 and 4.15 pm Jerusalem in Dialogue: Perspectives on the Holy City (in German)
2.15 pm Through Architectural Eyes (in German)
1.45 pm Jerusalem in the Arts (in English)
3.45 pm Through Architectural Eyes (in English)

The walks and tours start at the summer party infopoint; admission is free.

2018 Summer Party and Cultural Summer Program

Download (PDF / 0.96 MB / in German)
jewish places

At our information desk, we are proud to introduce you to Jewish Places. The new online portal combines Jewish local history with an interactive map for the first time. We show you how to use the portal and enrich it with your own texts, photos, and videos.

Jerusalem Street Food by eßkultur and Music and Readings in the Museum Café


Klezmer for the Sultan
3 and 5 pm

From the former shtetls of Eastern Europe through the Balkans to Anatolia and Mesopotamia to Jerusalem – the multi-instrumentalists of Klezmer for the Sultan have prepared a special program for the summer party that celebrates the beauty of Jewish music in its regional breadth and brings the sound of Jerusalem to Berlin.

Yinon Muallem percussion, oud, and vocals
Tomer Blum violin and guitar
Tayfun Guttstadt ney (end-blown flute), guitar, and vocals

photo: Svea Pietschmann

Children’s Program

Family Concert – Robert Metcalf & FRIENDS
11.30 am and 4 pm

Sing with the mole and dance a jungle dance – Robert Metcalf & FRIENDS bring cheerful voices, guitars, double bass, keyboard, percussion and wind instruments to the museum garden with them. Their songs about people, animals, and other sensations will have you marveling, smiling and, of course, joining in!
Robert Metcalf vocals and guitar
Guido Raschke piano
Friedemann Matzeit wind instruments and percussion
Dieter Sajok double bass and guitar

Face Painting · Bubbles · Matzah Baking · Handcrafting · Bouncy Horses · Giant Building Blocks
Lynx Fans
1 to 4 pm

We already have a museum fox and now young WWF animal rights activists are bringing the lynx to our garden too. They tell of the life of the wild cat, which is settling in Germany again – you can make a lynx mask at the WWF stand roam the summer party as a lynx!

Plant Creatures Great + Small
All Day Long

Help us plant the giant bamboo tortoise with herbs and flowers – it will be moving to the children’s museum later. The giant plant creature was created by wickerwork designer Emmanuel Heringer, who can weave almost anything from a fence to a work of art. The Children’s Museum’s Children’s Council children helped him create the tortoise. You can create smaller plant creatures from recycled materials to take home.

Where, when, what?

  • When Sunday 24 June 2018, 11 am to 6 pm
  • Where Museum Garden (in case of bad weather in the Glass Courtyard) and W. M. Blumenthal Academy

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee


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