Designed by American-Polish architect Daniel Libeskind and opened in 2001, the zinc-clad Jewish Museum Berlin is easily one of Germany's most recognised exhibition spaces. Libeskind even named his design 'Between the Lines' in reference to the tension of German-Jewish history.
Berlin, an eternal city
Germany's largest city is truly awake all year and all day. There's always something happening, from atmospheric Christmas markets to all-night summer parties and festivals. Come explore the historic market halls, diverse neighbourhoods, and unending spate of museums, particularly those centred around Museum Island. The city of doner kebab and currywurst looks well after its gourmands. History lovers shouldn't miss the Berlin Wall Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, and Jewish Museum Berlin, all testament to the grit and renaissance of the city's life story.
Jewish-German history chronicled through time
Upon reaching the Jewish Museum Berlin, visitors will notice that architect Libeskind's lines are not metaphorical but actually present – the first lends the building its characteristic zigzag design, while the second slices right through. At the intersection of these lines are 'voids' that signify the murder and expulsion of German Jews. The result is intimidating and thought-provoking. A visit here also throws light on the community's post-90s renaissance, its colourful customs and holiday traditions, and Jews' significant contribution to Berlin. Rent audio earphones for an emotional and immersive experience. With good transport links and a relaxing onsite café with glass architecture, the museum figures highly on most visitor's itineraries. Allow at least three hours for a museum quite unlike any other.
Save time and money, Berlin-style
Make the most of your time with the handy Berlin WelcomeCard, the official tourist ticket of Berlin. Just order it online and print it, or have it delivered to you. An exciting rebate of up to 50% awaits at Berlin's renowned attractions. Children get to travel free when accompanied by an adult. There's a little something for everyone: choose from categories as diverse as boat trips, castles, stages, and restaurants. The Berlin WelcomeCard is a time saver, too – you won't need to stand in queues at train stations nor attractions. Just present your card and sail right in. Grab your card and go!