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Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

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Address: 28 - 30 Oranienburger Str, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 30 88028300
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This famous Jewish landmark was damaged both by the Nazis and by Allied...

This famous Jewish landmark was damaged both by the Nazis and by Allied bombings, but has been restored to house an exhibition of Berlin's Jewish culture.

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The building is impressive from the outside. The exhibition was good and sad to see the prayer hall was destroyed but very moving

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Danielle C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is impressive from the outside. The exhibition was good and sad to see the prayer hall was destroyed but very moving

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The building on the outside looked very inviting, but once I got inside, all there was was a very small exhibition. There was another temporary exhibition but you had to pay extra for that... The exhibition was very informative and provided an idea of what Jewish life was like in Germany before and during WWII. But personally, I think €5,-... More 

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Bucuresti, Bucuresti, Romania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Really not really not worth the money. Very small museum not wprth your time nor your money. Just pass by

Thank Vlad S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a very historical building, and definitely worth a visit. It was saved during Kristallnacht, although unfortunately partially destroyed during WWII

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We saw the tall and shiny building from afar. It had been beautifully restored on the outside. We decided to buy tickets and go in. We were thoroughly searched and expected there would be a lot to see, but that was quite a disappointment. We were allowed to go up to and enter the cupola and could look outside, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Destroyed maybe restored in part. The symbol of a movement that was not eradicated became the auditorium for choirs celebrating its 150th year of foundation during our visit. The vastness of the place and what physically has been lost shows that the people who were members and the people who visit are more important than beautiful structures. For those who... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Make no mistake, the so-called Neue Synagogue in Berlin's Oranienburgerstrasse is not at all new. In fact, it is laden with history, which is why it hosts a museum of Berlin Jewish history. Its gilded domes remind one of its status as almost a cathedral-like presence for the large Jewish community who lived in this part of pre-Nazi Berlin. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful synagogue that you cannot fail to miss if your visiting the superb Orianienburger Straße . The synagogue is certainly beautiful with its lovely domed tower's. The synagogue looks very impressive and is a nice little tourist attraction with tours available. I think that it is well worth jumping the tram down to here and admire the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Ok, the dome is beautiful from the outside. And you think: ok, maybe I should go in, this thing must be amazing from the inside too. I was wrong. The people were incredibly rude, and I mean ALL of them, and the security thing is taken to a war zone level. Before going through the metal detector, the guard asked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

It has been partially rebuilt but the nex "coupole" is really marvelous. You can get up to the roof to get a very nice view of Berlin. The museum is very interesting and thre is a nice "maquette" of the original synagog.

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