Jewish Museum, Berlin
Starchitect Daniel Libeskind’s boldly designed museum building—an angular assemblage of zinc-coated panels that’s been called both visionary and blasphemous—houses exhibits that pay powerful tribute to both the devastation and hope of the Jewish people. The zigzagging architecture of the building is an essential part of the visitor experience, with gaping voids, staircases, and “axes” that lead into provocative interactive environments—like the Holocaust Tower or Garden of Exile. In late 2007, a new glass-roofed garden, also designed by Libeskind and reminiscent of a Sukkoth hut, was opened and now hosts special events.
Another worthwhile stop when tracing Jewish history in Berlin: Peter Eisenman’s Holocaust Memorial, near the Brandenburg Gate.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Handicapped Accessible
- Self-Guided Tours