Jüdisches Museum (Jewish Museum), Munich

Jüdisches Museum (Jewish Museum), Munich

The Jewish Museum Munich provides an overview of Munich’s Jewish history and is part of the city's new Jewish Center located at Sankt-Jakobs-Platz in Munich. It is situated between the main synagogue Ohel Jakob and the Jewish Community Center which is home to the Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria and houses a public elementary school, a kindergarten, a youth center as well as a community auditorium and a kosher restaurant. The museum was built from 2004 until its inauguration on March 22, 2007 and is run by the city of Munich. The Jewish Museum is part of Jewish Community Center that serves the 9,200 Jews living in the city.

The idea of a Jewish Museum in Munich was conceived in the 1920s by Hans Lamm, head of the Jewish community at that time. He started the project but could not realize his dream. A small private museum was opened by Richard Grimm on Maximilianstrasse. It ran at the venue for 10 years but was closed for financial reasons. The present Jewish Museum opened its doors in 2007.

Rena Wandel-Hoefer and Wolfgang Lorch designed the building, that houses the Jewish Museum, after winning a competition held in 2001. It is designed as a free standing cube with a glass walled ground floor entrance. Exhibits relating to Jewish life and culture, festivals celebrated by the Jews, their rites of passage, like marriages and funerals, are arranged in the three exhibition halls. Temporary exhibitions, relating to subjects like the holocaust, are also held from time to time.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm.
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Sight Name: Jüdisches Museum (Jewish Museum)
Sight Location: Munich, Germany
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums in the Bavarian Capital   South Alstadt Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Munich, Germany

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Creating your own self-guided walk in Munich is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Hofgarten Area Walking Tour

Hofgarten Area Walking Tour

The Hofgarten (Court Garden) is a garden in the heart of Munich, found between the Residenz and Englischer Garten. In the middle of the garden stands a pavilion of goddess Diana. Facing it to the east is the Bavarian State Chancellery, housed in the former Army Museum. Surrounding the garden are a number of attractions, including the Stat Museum of Egyptian Art, the Palais Preysing, Theatine...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
The Architectural Splendor and Palaces Tour

The Architectural Splendor and Palaces Tour

Munich city is a conglomerate of palaces that reflects a variety of styles. The enormous palaces have a long history and some of them have been added to and rebuilt over the centuries. While some were built to be royal residences, others were used as hunting lodges, temporary residences or castles. The palaces reflect a wonderful mix of renaissance, baroque and rococo styles of architecture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Lehel Attractions Walking Tour

Lehel Attractions Walking Tour

The Lehel is regarded as "the oldest suburb" of Munich. It is home to The State Museum of Ethnology, the second largest collection in Germany of artifacts and objects from outside Europe, the Bavarian National Museum and the adjoining State Archeological Collection, the Schackgalerie - an important gallery of German 19th-century paintings and the Englisn Garden.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Religious Sights Walking Tour

Religious Sights Walking Tour

Religion has been an important part of Munich's life for a long time and this is reflected in the city's numerous churches, chapels and cathedrals. During the 18th and the 19th century, many of them were reconstructed into Baroque and Rococo styles to represent the wealth and greatness of the city. This tour will take you to the magnificent religious edifices of Munich.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

Bavarian capital Munich boasts an eclectic mix of historic and modern architecture owing to the careful reconstruction of centuries-old buildings and new landmarks built after World War II. In the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square carries landmarks, such as Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall). To find these and other historic attractions of Munich, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Graggenauviertel Attractions Walking Tour

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Graggenauviertel is one of the four quarters of Munich Alstadt. The gentry preferred to reside here, probably because of the proximity to the Alten Hof. Take this tour to admire the beautiful landmarks and famous cultural venues, explore the specialty shops and relax in a bar.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km

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