Jewish temple of the middle of the XIX century. Surprisingly, the Wehrmacht authorities did not destroy him, but simply closed in 1940, adapted the premises for a warehouse. The synagogue also survived during the bombing, although it was significantly damaged. After the war, they decided not to rebuild the temple, since almost all Jews - potential parishioners were killed under Hitler. The building was demolished in 1958, only the facade remained of it. After the unification of Germany, the synagogue was restored.
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Just been there for this beautiful building because I’m in love nice architecture and it has awesome details same like Natural History Museum in London. A lot of history and info inside.
The New Synagogue Berlin should not be missed. A visit to this site is a strong reminder of the hate of yesterday and the continued hate today that one may experience. The visit is full of joy in what has been restored and disappointment in knowing.. Read more » what was not restored.
The strange thing is the reliance on photography to remind us of the past contrasted with the restriction of no photography allowed within the Synagogue during your visit. The irony is striking.
Incredible experience! Like much of Jewish culture this place exudes both a joy for life and a sadness of tragic proportions. Visitors may come out with different emotions and revelations about meaning.
A beautiful, must see place in Berlin, both powerfull and tragic. Historically and architecturally important.
It was a really nice occasion to get to know some information about Judaism and the history of the Synagogue. But unfortunately, I think it’s prepared in a wrong way, it’s hard to get to know even basic information. I expected more archit.. Read more »ectural information regarding the Synagogue. I think it comprises really chaotic exhibition and it’s a pity because it could have been prepared in a more organised way.
A place of memory, history and sadness. Looking at the media shows inside keep you inside a dark age for the humanity. The area kept some remains of the synagogue and shows how big was it. We must not forget.
Very interesting exhibition inside, lots of information. Heavy heart. I'm glad I was able to show my 10 year old the Synagogue and the history.
not what one expects perhaps - too much was destroyed - but still very interesting to go inside and learn about different people, see small clips of former times and learn of the photographer who took so many pictures displayed ( video of his daught.. Read more »er telling the story). 7 Euros. No photo taking allowed inside.
Amazing museum and architecture. Plan to spend 2-3 hours there. Only problem is there’s just German and English translations.
The synagogue hosts a museum, highly recommended. The audio guide helps to understand the history of Jewish community of Berlin, also the place hosts temporary exhibitions. Exquisite design and historical details await visitor.
Very interesting history and well-preserved site. Get Jesse as your tour guide ;)
I cannot find words describing the weight of history and beauty of this place. The museum is worthy of seeing, and the building itself, every detail of it, a history in itself...
Pretty disappointing experience. They call it “New Synagogue Berlin” but it’s just a museum. The synagogue was destroyed and later rebuilt, but they don’t let you actually go into it. Much of the information coincides with tha.. Read more »t available at the Jewish Museum, which was a far more comprehensive and interesting experience. This museum is not worth it. I would suggest that they add the word “museum” to the name on google to clarify.
It was good information regarding Jewish and their existence in Germany. The line was long and the weather was cold.
Overall good place to visit.
Visiting too many museums is not my thing, but if you are interesting in learning how the Jewish people faced the WWII, it's the place to go.
A huge amount of interesting information, so we didn't then go onto the Jewish Museum. Amazing view from outside at the back. I wish we'd actually been able to see more of the synagogue and prayer areas.
Very informative and interesting exhibition on the Jewish community in Berlin particularly before the Second World War. It’s so sad to read about the accounts of discrimination and eventual murders
Unfortunately the synagogue was seriously damaged in the past and nothing left behind. Therefore, our visit was a bit disappointing. It can be visited free of charge on the first Sunday of the month. No prior booking is required.
I don't care how nice the museum was inside, I accompanied an older relative and the security guards humiliated her with snarky and unnecessary questions such as "have you never flown before?".
Such a sad display of power hunger in a p.. Read more »lace so touched with history and emotions.
Horrible, horrible, horrible treatment by power hungry mere "security" guards.
What a beautiful building. It was closed today. But was worth passing by to see
My first time in a Synagogue beautiful experience. Calm and very well secured place.
Must-see in Berlin, the former center of Jewish life. Engaging exhibits in print and digital. Home to very important archive of photos by photographer Avraham Pisarek. I recommend going in the morning and spending an hour. Exhibits accessible by sta.. Read more »ircase and elevator.
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I heard some really interesting stories about Jewish life in Berlin, including Jewish history, and facts and artefacts from the holocaust years! It was very engaging with clever multimedia exhibitions to bring narratives to life. The architecture of .. Read more »this beautiful building is also part of it's story, the former main Synagogue of Berlin, partially preserved to highlight what once was ?!
I docked 1 star because the layout was a little confusing.
Interesting exebition about the history of this place. Loved the interviews with people that remember the place before the Holocaust
Stunning Synagogue steeped in history, beautifully preserved. One of the most beautiful buildings in Berlin.
Very welcoming staff.
A must visit! Thank you for having us :)
An amazingly preserved, very important part of the Jewish story of this city. Allow a good few hours to see it all and make sure you get the audio guide, it is well worth it.
We had a very interesting tour if the synagogue. I learned many new things from a very professional and knowledgeable guide.
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It's not a synagogue anymore, it's just a museum. Not worthy
Interesting exhibitions and an amazing space.
A place that tells an important part of history. Audioguides available at an extra cost. The story that museum wants to tell could be more consistent.
Recommend it to everyone. Very informative!
From the outside it looks great, its a pity there is an entrance to pay and not a voluntary donation
If you're interested in Berlin's history, you have to see this place as well. Because the Judish history also a German history. The building is beautiful and hosts also various exhibition.
Beautiful. Powerful. History. New beginnings.
Sad place of the sad history. But worth to see.
Very nice museum from the late 18th century. Happy to visit and happy it was not destroyed. I also felt very safe.
Looks nice from the outside and it is the most beautiful building in Berlin and the Coziest building in the whole city.At night its lights up like a giant ancient golden domed dollhouse.
An amazing sight to behold. The synagogue is beautiful from the outside, well at least what's left of it and the museum and art collection inside of it is worth seeing not only for the history of it and what it used to look like. For Jewish peop.. Read more »le it's a must, but I can totally recommend it for others!
The facade of the site is spectacular, the interior is a good museum that explains the history and life of the community and the place. It is somewhat disconcerting because many of the rooms are white spaces not restored after the war.
What is reall.. Read more »y unpleasant is the reception of security guards at the entrance. No effort, when faced with any question, the systematic answer is: if you don't like it, you can go!
The visit starts like this!
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Prior to entering you are required to complete a security check. Then you proceed to ticket sales.
No Photos allowed.
This is always a red flag for me. If I'm spending $ or € I want to look at my pictures and recall the experience. So I did.. Read more »n't enter the property pass the ticket sales area.
Beautiful place! Synagogue and museum at the same time. I liked that I could see the damaged made during WW2. It made me think of how much this place and people part of it had to go through. Architecture is beautiful outside and inside too. Peaceful .. Read more »place full of history is what I found this place to be like.