Feeling and hearing History

A Multi-Sensory Architecture Tour for Blind and Visually Impaired Students

This tour is specially designed for students aged 13 and older 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

    30 euros (including admission fee; one chaperon free of charge)

  • Information and Reservation

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

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Jerusalem in Conflict

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Feeling and hearing History

Multisensory tour of the architecture for students aged 13 and older with and without visual impairments