Blick ins Museum Judengasse mit den Fundamenten von fünf Häusern des früheren jüdischen Ghettos von Frankfurt
Permanent exhibition

Museum Judengasse Exhibition

Jewish Everyday Life in Early Modern Tims

The Judengasse in Frankfurt used to be one of the most important centers of Jewish life in Europe. The permanent exhibition presents that history with a special focus on everyday Jewish life in the early modern era. The archaeological remains of five houses from Frankfurt’s Judengasse make up the very core of the museum.

The Judengasse in Frankfurt

In 1460 the Frankfurt City Council decided to settle the Jewish population in a district of their own. Initially only a few families lived along the narrow alley parallel to the old city walls. In the 17th century, however, about 3,000 people were living there. The Judengasse in Frankfurt developed into one of the most important centers of Jewish life in Europa. In no other German city was there such a large Jewish community.

The Exhibition

The exhibition in the Museum Judengasse provides different views of everyday Jewish life in the early modern era. How did the inhabitants of the Judengasse live? Who lived in the houses whose foundations you can now view in the museum? What did Frankfurt’s Jews live on? What kind of relationship existed between them, the Frankfurt Council, and the Emperor?

In the midst of the preserved ruins, the exhibition lets objects that were once made or used on site speak for themselves. One room is devoted entirely to the music and literature that emerged, was read, or printed here.

In 2016 the Museum Judengasse was awarded the Museum Prize of the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Hessen-Thüringen 2016.

Exhibition Catalog

The Judengasse in Frankfurt. History, Politics, Culture. Catalog of the permanent exhibition of the Jewish Museum Frankfurt, ed. by Fritz Backhaus, Raphael Gross, and Sabine Kößling.

Munich: C.H. Beck Verlag, 2016. 232 pages, numerous pictures.

14.95 €

For Children

The Museum Judengasse is especially designed for children, young people, and families. Public family tours are given on weekends and a children’s program is featured once a month at the museum. A series of workshops developed in house for kindergarten and school classes is also available and can be booked at any time.

Workshops and Guided Tours

You can find an overview of our workshops and tours on offer here. They are designed for children, families, groups and/or individual visitors.

Kinderprogramm im Museum Judengasse Frankfurt

Mediaguide and Museum App

You can download the multimedia guide as an app from the App Store and Google Play. It also includes the neighboring Jewish cemetery. The key for the cemetery can be obtained at the museum ticket office.

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Museum Judengasse

Opened today: 10:00 – 17:00

  • Museum Judengasse regular/reduced
    6€ / 3€
  • members of the friends and patrons of our museum
  • kids under 18
  • refugees
  • Apprentices from Frankfurt
  • Students of the Goethe University / FH / HfMDK
  • free admission every last Saturday of the month („Satourday“)
  • Holders of Museumsufer-Card or Museumsufer-Ticket
  • Members of ICOM or Museumsbund
  • with Frankfurt-Pass/Kulturpass
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