Feeling and hearing History

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

This tour is specially designed for students aged 10 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

More Information

  • 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

Workshops & Tours (6) Programs for Preschools and Elementary Schools Alle anzeigen

Programs for Preschools and Elementary Schools

Preschool and elementary school groups can reserve a variety of thematic workshops at the museum.

The Crazy Crooked House

In this workshop, children aged 6 and older learn about Daniel Libeskind’s museum architecture and get to build their own wacky building model.

Jewish Life and Traditions

Bookable guided tour about religion and culture for students from preschool to age 19

What do Judaism and Islam Have in Common?

Tour about the Jewish and Islamic religions for students aged 10 to 19

Shabbat

Workshop for students aged 10 to 18 about the holiday once a week

A Suitcase Full of Surprises

Mobile educational program for elementary schools in Berlin and Brandenburg

Feeling and hearing History

Multisensory tour of the architecture for students aged 10 and older with and without visual impairments

Tours (10) Programs for School Groups Alle anzeigen

Programs for School Groups

School groups can register for exhibition tours on a variety of themes.

Jewish Life and Traditions

Bookable guided tour about religion and culture for students from preschool to age 19

What do Judaism and Islam Have in Common?

Tour about the Jewish and Islamic religions for students aged 10 to 19

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

A comparison between the religions’ cultural history as a guided tour for students aged 15 to 19

Women in Judaism

Tour about Glikl bas Juda Leib for students aged 10 to 19

Jewish Life in Rural Areas

Tour for students aged 12 to 19 about rural life in the Early Modern Period

Moses Mendelssohn

Tour for students aged 14 to 19 about the Age of Enlightenment

Emancipation and Reform

Tour for students aged 10 to 19 about the nineteenth century

Start of the Modern Age

Tour for students aged 14 to 19 about the German Empire and the Weimar Republic

The Jewish Response to National Socialism

Tour for students aged 14 to 19 about Nazism and Emigration

Feeling and hearing History

Multisensory tour of the architecture for students aged 10 and older with and without visual impairments