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Jewish Museum Munich (Judisches Museum Munchen)

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Address: St.-Jakobs-Platz 16, 80331, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49 89 23396096
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Small and a bit different to what might be expected

I imagined any German Jewish museum would centre itself around the Second World War. In some ways it's a good thing this one isn't as there's only so many ways one can tell the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I imagined any German Jewish museum would centre itself around the Second World War. In some ways it's a good thing this one isn't as there's only so many ways one can tell the story. While we were there, there was an exhibition on beer brewing and Judaism. The shop is small and sells some nice and reasonably priced trinkets.

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Had high expectations of a museum to tell the Jewish story of Munich. After a good interactive first exhibit (a large map of Munich where TVs screens light up as you placed sign boards on the relevant place on the map), the visit went down hill. I was hoping for more personal stories through time (including of course the holocaust)... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Maybe I was expecting more about the war - the holocaust - and the experience of those who suffered - and although I consider myself v pro-Judaism although not Jewish myself and have a real affinity with the atrocities that took place and the persecution of those involved. That aside I was surprised that although there were testimonies from Jewish... More 

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Middlebury, Vermont
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Compared to some of the heavy hitting Jewish museums, this one is a bit underwhelming but still worth a visit. Odd layout in that the permanent exhibition is on the first floor and focuses on Jewish life in Munich -that was well done and interesting. The other floors were all a temporary exhibit on Jews and beer making which was... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This museum is not a holocaust memorial. It has a great permanent exhibit that described the history of the Munich Jewish community. When I was there, the temporary exhibit described the influence of Jewish beer makers in Munich. Everthing was well done, and all exhibits were done in German and English.

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Connecticut, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The only part of the museum that was at all interesting was the floor that reviews the history of Jews in Munich, but even that lacked some substance. The temporary exhibit was two whole floors of Jewish enterprises with beer, mostly in the US. This did not hold my attention. Your €6 could be better spent elsewhere.

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Thank Beth S
Omaha, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Beautiful building situated next to kosher restaurant.Permanent exhibit of under 100 "artifacts" presented with the feeling that Jews are a homogeneous and extinct race. Given Munich's long & complicated history with its Jewish citizens, mounting 2 floors depicting Jewish immigrants brewing beer in the USA seems like an uninspired & strange choice, especially during Pesach. Museum would benefit from a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I really enjoyed the permanent exhibit on the lower level about Jewish history in Munich and Jewish traditions, but the next exhibit about Jewish contributions to beer production in Germany/Munich was not so interesting to me...I might stop by on my next trip to Munich.

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Thank Nicoya B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Just came back from the beer exhibition Great show lots of respect Great beer collaboration between Herzl beer workshop from Jerusalem and Crew republic in Munich A must see for all beer lovers

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Thank Roger M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is a fabulous museum. Well laid out, interesting and really gives the Jewish perspective. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Well worth a visit.

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