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Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum
Centrum Judaicum (c) Jana Blechschmidt
Aussenansicht Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

The New Synagogue (Neue Synagoge) in Berlin was opened in 1866 with a ceremony marking the Jewish New Year. At the time, the building's 3,200 seating capacity made it the largest Jewish house of worship in Germany. The inspiration for the building, which was designed by the prominent Berlin architect Eduard Knoblauch (1801–1865), came from the Moorish style of the Alhambra in Granada. The stunning dome is covered in golden buttresses and stands more than 50 metres high, and its dramatic silhouette soon became famous far beyond Germany's borders. The New Synagogue was desecrated during the "Kristallnacht" Pogrom of November 1938. It was saved, however, from any major damage on that night, only to suffer tremendously during the bombings of the Second World War. In 1995, the restored sections of the building were reopened as the Centrum Judaicum and featured a permanent exhibition titled "Open ye Gates". This exhibition uses photographs, architectural fragments, ceremonial objects, paintings and historical records to document the history of the building as well as Berlin's Jewish community.
The Centrum Judaicum follows the tradition of the New Synagogue and also sees itself as a link between the past and the future. It serves as a site of research and documentation of Jewish life and offers a number of changing exhibitions that help to bring Berlin's vibrant Jewish history to life.

Opening hours,

Summer Season

1. April 2024 - 30. September 2024

  • Monday-Friday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
Last entry

30 minutes before closing time

The dome is currently closed

Winter Season

1. October 2024 - 31. March 2025

  • Monday-Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Changed opening hours

2. July 2025 - 2. July 2025

  • Monday-Saturday closed
  • Sunday 11:00 - 19:00
Last entry

18:30

Location,

Oranienburger Straße 28-30, 10117 Berlin

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Telephone,

+49 (30) 880 28-300

Fax,

+49 (30) 880 28-320

Website,

centrumjudaicum.de

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 7,00 €

Admission includes permanent exhibition, temporary exhibition, dome (in summer)

Reduced price 4,50 €

Admission includes permanent exhibition, temporary exhibition, dome (in summer)

Exhibitions

Open ye the Gates
(c) CentrumJudaicum

"Open the gates"

Permanent exhibition

Mein Jüdisches Berlin
(c) Centrum Judaicum
Cover Mein Jüdisches Berlin

Mein Jüdisches Berlin

Eine Videoinstallation

Events

Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum
Centrum Judaicum (c) Jana Blechschmidt
Aussenansicht Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum

Open Ye the Gates!

English tour

Guided Tour

Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum
Centrum Judaicum (c) Jana Blechschmidt
Aussenansicht Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum

Open the gates

- an overview tour of the house with the golden dome and our permanent exhibition.

Guided Tour

Qu

New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum

Queerness in Judaism

Guided Tour

Neue Synagoge Berlin Kuppel
(c) Centrum Judaicum, M. Billeb
Kuppel der Neuen Synagoge

New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum

Hammer, compass, Star of David? Jews in the GDR.

A historical city walk around the New Synagogue Berlin

Guided Tour

Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum
Centrum Judaicum (c) Jana Blechschmidt
Aussenansicht Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum

Questions welcome! - With the Mischpoke to the museum

Guided Tour

Open guided tours
(c) Centrum Judaicum
New Synagogue Berlin

New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum

Open guided tours

Tohuwabohu under the dome

Guided Tour

Offene Führungen
(c) Centrum Judaicum
Neue Synagoge Berlin

New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum

Open guided tours

Hullabaloo under the dome

Guided Tour

Digital

Tickets

Admission price

7,00 €

Admission includes permanent exhibition, temporary exhibition, dome (in summer)

Reduced price

4,50 €

Admission includes permanent exhibition, temporary exhibition, dome (in summer)

Family ticket

Click here for information about Family ticket.

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 880 28-316

Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Archive
  • Diaper changing table

Accessibility

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Audioguides

In German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Hebräisch, Arabisch, Russisch.

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