Jewish Museum

Insight into Jewish life and culture

An insight into the history of Munich – from a Jewish perspective.

The Jüdische Museum (Jewish Museum) in Munich prides itself as a centre for open discussion. It was created with the aim of putting the spotlight on the rich history, art and culture of Judaism, right through to present day.

In 2006 and 2007, Saarbrücken-based architects Wandel Hoefer Lorch designed the complex of buildings, made up of the synagogue, museum and community centre on Sankt-Jakobs-Platz square in the heart of the city.

Its permanent exhibition “Stimmen_Orte_Zeiten” (“Voices_Places_Times”) focuses on Jewish history and culture in Munich. Seven installations use a range of media, such as voice recordings, replicated scenes, images and objects, to provide visitors with an insight into different viewpoints. They also offer an introduction to a range of Jewish identities, covering their history through to present day.

Temporary exhibitions on two further floors highlight new aspects from the fields of art, history and culture. Following your visit to the museum, Exponat café on the square at Jakobsplatz is the ideal spot to recharge your batteries.

Good to know: Munich Card holders are entitled to a reduced admission fee. If one owns the Munich City Pass, the entrance is free of charge. No matter which card you choose, the public transport is included.



Photo: Sven Kolb


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