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Open Tours


These tours take place on a regular basis. Individual visitors may, but do not need to register in advance. Just come and join the group!
 
All tours take place in German unless otherwise noted.

July, August, and September 2014
saturdays

11 am  Jewish Life and Traditions (in German language)
3 pm Through the Museum in Seven League Boots (in German language)

sundays

11 am  Jewish Life and Traditions
2 pm  The Creation of the World. Illustrated Manuscripts from the Braginsky Collection (until 3 August)
3 pm  Start of the Modern Age - Jews in the Kaiserreich and the Weimar Republic (in July)
3 pm  Favorites from the Collection (in August)
3 pm  Judaism - Christianity - Islam: A Cultural Historical Comparison (in September)

For more information on the tours, please click this link.

Children on a children's tour
New Sunday Tours
Every Sunday in September, 3 pm
Judaism - Christianity - Islam: A Cultural Historical Comparison

"The Lord our God is one Lord" - the three monotheistic religions of the world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, have many things in common: a written culture, scholarship, commerce, and mathematical systems. These similarities testify to their interrelatedness dating back many centuries and their mutual influences. This tour sets out to show current connections against the backdrop of historical developments: How are synagogues and mosques perceived in public space? What status is granted Judaism and Islam in Christian-dominated societies? Last but not least, the tour explores how religious minorities view themselves in present-day Germany?

29 August 2014
Feeling and hearing History
A Multi-Sensory Architecture Tour for Blind and Visually Impaired Students and Adults

For all open tours please note, (unless specified otherwise):

Duration

approx. 1 hour

Meeting Point

»Meeting Point« in the entrance hall

Fee

3 euros per person, additional to the entrance ticket

Information and Booking

Tel.: +49 (0)30 259 93 305
groups[at]jmberlin.de

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. 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.
When: 4 pm
Cost: 3 euros per person plus admission
Bookings: +49 (0)30 259 93 305 or gruppen[at]jmberlin.de

Architecture tours for people with impaired vision can also be individually booked for school classes (from  grade 5) and adult groups (dates by appointment).

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