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Jüdisches Museum (Jewish Museum)

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The story of Frankfurt's Jewish community is told in the former Rothschild Palais, which overlooks the river Main. Prior to the Holocaust, Frankfurt's Jewish quarter was the second largest in Germany (after Berlin), and the silver and gold household items on display are a testament to its prosperity. The museum contains a library of 5,000 books, a large photographic collection, and a documentation center. Be sure to check out the wall of ceremonial menorahs.

Museum Judengasse. This branch of the Jewish museum is built on the site of the Bornerplatz Synagogue, destroyed in 1938, and the foundations of mostly 18th-century buildings that were once part of the Jewish quarter. Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 10, 60311. 069/297–7419. €3. Tues. and Thurs.–Sun. 10–5, Wed. 10–8. Bornerplatz (U-bahn).

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  • Address: Untermainkai 14/15, City Center, Frankfurt, 60311 | Map It
  • Phone: 069/2123–5000
  • Cost: €6
  • Hours: Tues. and Thurs.–Sun. 10–5, Wed. 10–8
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  • Metro Willy-Brandt-Platz (U-bahn).
  • Location: City Center
Updated: 11-18-2013

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    Judengasse museum is the Best

    Of all the museums in Frankfurt, I like this one the best. Why? Because all of the displays are in English. I wish the museum in the Rothschild villa had their displays in English too, as it was a pain carrying around a book. I also like walking through the foundations of the 15th (not 18th) century houses that are in the Judengasse museum. Reading all about life as a Jew in the middle ages is fascinating. Seeing the scale model of this cramped, crowded ghetto was amazing. Make sure you go outside and visit the Holocaust Memorial Wall that surrounds the medieval Jewish cemetary. This wall has the names of over 11,000 Jewish citizens of Frankfurt on it that died at the hands of the Nazis. They are in alphabetical order, so you can easily find Anne Franks name and her sister Margot.

    by Mainhattengirl, 1/19/09

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