Jewish Museum Frankfurt

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The Jewish Museum in Rothschild Palais presents the historical evolution, social and religious life of the Jewish community in Frankfurt from the 12th to the 20th century. It outlines the development of the Jewish community from the beginnings of Jewish settlement in Germany up to the end of the Frankfurt ghetto, the history of Jews in Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries, from the fight for emancipation and social integration through to the revival of Jewish communities in the wake of the mass murder by the Nazis. Cult items disclose religious practices at home and in the synagogue, in the life of the individual and the community, in the everyday and on religious holidays. A special room is devoted to the Rothschild family.

Jüdisches Museum - FassadeAtrium Lichtbau, Foto: Norbert Miguletz © Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt

With the “Museum Judengasse” at Börneplatz, the Jewish Museum has a dependency right at the historic heart of Jewish life in Frankfurt. Centrepieces of the collection are foundations of buildings from the former “Judengasse”. Documented is the history of this lane, its inhabitants and houses over a period of 350 years. In the Museum’s “Oskar and Emilie Schindler Learning Centre” the life of deported and slain Frankfurt Jews can be traced, whose names are remembered at the memorial “Neue Börneplatz”.

Ariel Schlesingers Skultpur Untitled, 2019, auf dem Vorplatz des neuen Jüdischen Museums Frankfurt, Foto Norbert Miguletz © Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt

In February 2012, the city council decided on the extension and renovation of the Jewish Museum on Frankfurt's Museum Riverbank. The museum entrance area is to be relocated to the new extension building. In addition to the primary requirement of flexible exhibition areas for temporary exhibitions, the room specifications for the extension building include a lecture theatre, a library with an attached archive, a café, a museum shop and workshops.

Municipal museum of the City of Frankfurt

Free admission for children and young persons under 18

Museum Shop

    Literaturhandlung at the Jüdisches Museum

    The Literaturhandlung is located in the foyer of the new Jewish Museum’s “Lichtbau.” Founded in 1982 by Rachel Salamander in Munich, it has expanded to several branches across Germany. The bookstore, specialized in Jewish literature, has a unique program that covers the entire spectrum of Judaism with over forty subject areas. A selection of jewelry and the ritual objects common to Jewish life complete the offer. Additionally, the shop sells merchandise from the Jewish Museum.

Meals and Drinks

    FLOWDELI a the Jüdischen Museum Frankfurt

    The kosher museum café FLOWDELI embodies a modern urban gastronomy concept that blends elements from Eastern European, Oriental, and Israeli cuisine. The word “deli,” derived from “delicatessen,” is a combination café, restaurant, and shop for home-made delicacies.

Opening hours

Tuesday, Thursday 10 am - 9 pm
Wednesday, Friday to Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
Closed Mondays


Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt am Main
Untermainkai 14 - 15
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Phone +49 (0) 69 212 35000
Fax +49 (0) 69 212 30705