Feeling and Hearing History

A Multi-Sensory Architecture Tour for Visitors With and Without Visual Impairments

This tour is specially designed for visitors with visual impairments. But it also offers sighted visitors a unique point of access to the museum’s architecture.

The walls slant, the ground slopes. The underground floor of the Jewish Museum Berlin, namely the axes of "Exile," "Holocaust," and "Continuity," affect our experience of space. Architect Daniel Libeskind drew on German-Jewish history in his design for the museum’s architecture. The labyrinthine "Garden of Exile" tests the visitor’s sense of balance and provides a metaphor for the loss of orientation in foreign countries.

By appointment
Where

Old Building, ground level, "Meeting Point" in the foyer


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

In the "Memory Void," iron sculptures to touch, hear, and smell remember the victims of terror and violence. The sounds in the axes and voids enhance the unusual sensory experience. Jonas Hauer, guide for the blind, says that, "the cold sounds are not comparable to those of any other building". In addition, tactile models of the building make this architectural interpretation of Jewish-German history immediately palpable.

Jewish Museum Berlin, Photo: Ellen Brinkmann

Where

Old Building, ground level, "Meeting Point" in the foyer


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When

    By appointment

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Where

    Old Building, ground level, "Meeting Point" in the foyer

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

  • Entry fee

    60 euros (plus admission fee; one chaperon free of charge), for up to 15 participants

  • Reservation

    please send an email to
    gruppen@jmberlin.de

  • Information

    Education Department
    phone: +49 (0)30 259 93 305
    fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 412
    gruppen@jmberlin.de

Tours (7) Tours for Adults Show all

Tours for Adults

You can book the following tours as a group, a family, a pair, or as an individual.

Jerusalem in Dialogue

Two guides with personal connections to Jerusalem lead through the Welcome to Jerusalem exhibition. Gain new perspectives by discussing the city with them.

Sacred Jerusalem

Guided Tour for Adults on Jerusalem's Religious Significance

Historic Jerusalem

Guided Tour for Adults on the History of Jerusalem

Jerusalem in Conflict

Tour for Adults on the Political Conflicts in and around the City of Jerusalem

German Jews during the National Socialist Era

Tour for Adults in the Axes of the Libeskind Building

Through Architectural Eyes

Tour for Adults Exploring the Architecture of the Libeskind Building

Feeling and Hearing History

A multisensory architectural tour for visitors with and without visual impairments