Orte der Erinnerung 1933-1945

Orte der Erinnerung 1933 - 1945

Gedenkstätten, Dokumentationszentren und Museen
zur Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Diktatur
in Berlin und Brandenburg

New Synagogue Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

The New Synagogue had its formal opening as a part of the Jewish New Year’s celebration in 1866. The New Synagogue was the largest Jewish place of worship in Germany, with 3,200 seats. The famous Berlin architect Eduard Knoblauch’s (1801-1865) design was inspired by the Moorish style of the Alhambra in Granada. The gilded ribbing design of the over 50 meter high dome was famous in and outside of Germany. The building was desecrated in the 1938 November Pogrom, however it was protected from any extensive damages. It was badly damaged due to bombings during World War II and the synagogue’s main room was blown up in 1958.

In May 1995 the synagogue was reopened as the Centrum Judaicum (Jewish Centre) serving as a source of information for Jewish life and featuring the permanent exhibition “Open Ye the Gates” (Tuet auf die Pforten). Continuing in the tradition of the New Synagogue, the Centrum Judaicum seeks to communicate the history of the building and its occupants and its connection to the present and the future.  Juxtaposed with temporary exhibits the narrative of Jewish Berlin is made all the more tangible.


Tours can be booked in advance and individual visitors can explore the New Synagogue's permanent exhibition with an audio guide. The audio system provides additional background information. Audio guides are available in German, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, Polish, Turkish and Russian.


Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum (New Synagogue Berlin Foundation)
Oranienburger Straße 28/30
10117 Berlin

Tel.: +49(0)30-88 02 83 00
Fax: +49(0)30-88 02 84 83

E-Mail: office(at)centrumjudaicum.de
Internet: www.centrumjudaicum.dehttp://www.cjudaicum.de/en

The institution on google maps

S-Bahn: Oranienburger Straße, Hackescher Markt

U-Bahn: Oranienburger Tor (U6)
              Weinmeisterstraße  (U8)

Tram: Oranienburger Straße (M1, M5)

Opening Hours:
See website

5 Euro, reduced 4 Euro