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Danish Jewish Museum

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The Danish Jewish Museum tells the story of the Danish Jews through 400 years - including the dramatic rescue of the Danish Jews during World War 2. Experience the unique museum interior by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Find the perfect...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Proviantpassagen 6 | Royal Boat House at the Royal Library Garden, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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+45 91 23 07 27
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All reviews daniel libeskind royal library during wwii large print architectural design concentration camp small gift shop less than an hour book shop worth a visit black diamond interesting exhibits well worth the effort copenhagen card christiansborg palace quick visit hebrew
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Denmark is unique among European nations—it saved its Jewish citizens and this museum tells that history. It’s a small and beautiful space and worth a visit.

Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve been to quite a number of Jewish Museums around the world and the Danish Jewish Museum is a complete failure. Firstly, it’s badly designed. The architect is completely clueless in designing a museum. A Museum is about the contents and it’s story. Here, there...More

Thank sonomujo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small, well-designed museum gives information about an often-overlooked Jewish community of the Diaspora. The focus is history and culture of the Jews in Denmark. Did you know that Hans Christian Anderson lived for years with a Jewish family, as a practically-adopted member? didn't either....More

Thank Tuturista
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of hidden on the edge of a small park near the parliament is a small museum of local judaica and its history. The materials exhibited are good examples of the danish Jewish existence thru the ages but the exhibits themselves could stand improvement as...More

Thank waterlogged65
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is not a holocaust museum but a museum that celebrates the contributions to Denmark that its Jewish citizens made since the Spanish Inquisition. Denmark saved most of its Jewish citizens during WW II by evacuating them to Sweden before they could be shipped off...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2018

The history and singular events of Danish Jewry are well presented in the small museum that is best visited with a local Jewish expert. Very sensitive and nicely displayed. Daniel Libeskind apparently donated his services to the design of the interior. Another of his accomplishments...More

Thank Eugene S
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice museum that tells the story of Jews in Denmark. Interesting interior design of the space. There wasn’t a structured path through the exhibits but it was small enough it didn’t matter.

Thank Carrie G
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Unless you are in to architecture or Jewish history, this museum probably shouldn't make your top 10 list of sights to see in Copenhagen. However, it is a relatively quick visit (hard to imagine spending over an hour) with the interior design being the most...More

Thank 4LilIndians
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The outside of the museum gives no clue to the inside of the museum. It well-documents a significant, if not well known history of Jews in Denmark. I was most impressed with a large print guide to the museum. Good gift shop too.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The museum celebrates the 400 year history of Jews in Denmark. While small compared to other museums, it is located near the Royal Library on the same island as the Christiansborg Palace. One important exhibit to see is the WW2 history of Danish Jews, almost...More

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Judy D
May 3, 2016|
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Response from Christian Y | Property representative |
Dear Judy We do have slanted and wavy floors at the museum, but it normally does not present a problem for any kind of wheelchair. There are no stairs or steps inside the entrance in our permanent exhibition. I think you... More
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