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Juedisches Museum, Germany design by Daniel Libeskind Architect.

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Address: Juedisches Museum, Lindenstraße 9, Kreuzberg

Date built: 2001

Design: Daniel Libeskind Architect

Location: Lindenstr. 9, about 20 mins walk south of city centre

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24 Sep 2008

Jewish Museum Berlin Building
photo © Bitter Bredt

The Daniel Libeskind-designed Jewish Museum Berlin welcomed its five millionth visitor since opening in September of 2001.

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This astounding number brings the average over the last seven years to nearly two thousand visitors daily and reflects a steady increase in visitor numbers since 2004.

Jewish Museum Berlin Building
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In the first eight months of this year, around 515,000 people visited the Libeskind Building and the exhibitions on German-Jewish history, 8 % more than in the same period last year, during which the visitor total was approximately 733,000.

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Museum officials and Berliners alike should take pride in this feat, a symbol of Berlin’s incredible cultural development in housing a museum which integrates, for the first time in post-war Germany, the history of the Jews in Germany and the repercussions of the Holocaust.

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The five millionth visitor was Sarah-Denise Heellmanns, a 17-year-old pupil from Duisburg, who was in Berlin with her class. Ms. Heellmanns entered the museum at roughly 11:00 AM with no idea she would be greeted by the Museum Director, photographed by press, and bestowed with gifts – all to the delight of her classmates. Museum director W. Michael Blumenthal presented her with a gift which included the book on the recently opened exhibition “Looting and Restitution: Jewish Owned Cultural Artifacts from 1933 to the Present” and a glass of pomegranate sparkling wine, one of Liebermann’s Restaurant’s specialties.

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The Jewish Museum Berlin, whose zinc-coated building has long-since been established as one of the capital’s landmarks, continues to belong to Berlin’s greatest attractions and Germany’s most frequented museums. The Museum is particularly popular with young people: About every other visitor in 2007 was under 30 years old – a considerable number for a historical museum. Young teens represent the largest visitor age group with 29 %. Almost every fifth visitor last year was under 18 (19 %). Young people often visit the Museum on school trips: Of the total number of over 7,000 tours booked in 2007, nearly two thirds (63 %) were for school groups.

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The Jewish Museum Berlin is one of the most spectacular museum buildings in Germany. Since the beginning it has been a magnet for the public, attracting 350,000 people even prior to its opening in the fall of 2001. This was the second building opened by Studio Daniel Libeskind; the first being the Felix Nussbaum Haus in Osnabruck, Germany.

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