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Guided Tour for School Students

Guided Tour of the GOLEM Exhibition

Lying golem made from wooden Hebrew letters

This tour for schoolchildren aged 6 to 19 presents various aspects of the golem from its origins as a ritual in Jewish mysticism to its role as a subject of popular storytelling in film and digital realms.

A golem is a figure formed out of a lifeless substance such as dust or earth that is brought to life by ritual incantations and Hebrew letters. And then?

23 September–29 January 2017

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, level 1
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

In many stories, the creature runs amok and the golem itself becomes a threat to the person who created it. Newer stories carry on the concept of an artificial creature that blends in because of its resemblance to a human being. But what is a human, anyway?

Imagine there were a code containing all the world’s knowledge. And you of all people have been chosen to carry that code within you. Or, to put it another way, you are the realization of one of humanity’s great dreams. You are immortal. You live in a world where you cannot go astray. What would you do?

With the support of the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin

Minecraft golem

Golem figures, 21st century; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Stefanie Haupt

Where, when, what?

  • When 23 September–29 January 2017, by appointment
  • Duration 1 hour
  • Where Old Building, level 1

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • 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

    Please note

    We can facilitate two groups in parallel

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