The Jewish World in the Middle Ages

Guided Tour for Adults

This tour provides visitors with an insight into the living conditions of Ashkenazi Jews in the Middle Ages.

The families of Jewish traveling salesmen had settled along the main trading routes along the Rhine River. The Jewish communities that formed in Speyer, Worms, and Mainz became significant centers of Jewish cultural and spiritual life in this period. This tour through the Middle Ages investigates the political and social circumstances of life in this era within the context of the Jewish community, which revolved around the synagogue, the bath house, the Torah academy, the communal bread oven, dance halls, and inns. On the threshold of the Early Modern Era, Jewish experience was marked by pogroms, oppression, and displacement, which shaped daily life and religious practice in the area comprising today's Germany.

By appointment
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

More Information

  • When

    By appointment

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Where

    Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

  • Entry fee

    60 euros (plus 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

  • Educational method

    Tour

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    max. 15

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Tour for adults of the museum’s architecture in the context of Jewish history in Germany

Dawn of the Modern Age

Tour for adults about the German Empire and the Weimar Republic

The Jewish World in the Middle Ages

Tour for adults about the Middle Ages

Women in Judaism

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Judaism, Christianity and Islam

A guided tour for adults comparing the cultural history of the three religions

Jews in the Early Modern Period

Tour for adults about the Early Modern Period

Moses Mendelssohn and the Promise of the Enlightenment

A guided tour for groups of adults about the Age of Enlightenment

The Jewish Response to National Socialism

Tour for adults about Nazism

Between Assimilation and Self-Determination

A guided tour for groups of adults about nineteenth century German Jews’ conceptions of their identity

Feeling and hearing History

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Jewish Life and Traditions

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