Museum Judengasse

Jewish Life in Early Modern Times

Infection Protection Measures

Please note: Visiting the Museum Judengasse is only possible with a proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 viral test (antigen/lateral flow or PCR test, no self test) taken on the day they visit. Visitors who have had the booster shot are exempt from testing. This applies to the museum visit as well as to the participation in all guided tours and events on the museum premises. Pupils only have to bring a negative test.

Please wear a mask covering mouth and nose during your visit and observe the usual recommended minimum distance from other people. Please observe the hygiene plan that we have drawn up in consultation with the public health department.

Opening Hours and Entrance Fees
Museum Judengasse

Opened today: 10:00 – 18:00

  • Tuesday to Sunday
    10 AM–6 PM
Closed on these dates:
05.10.2022 , 24.12.2022 , 31.12.2022


  • Museum Judengasse regular/reduced
    6€ / 3€
  • members of the friends and patrons of our museum
  • kids under 18
  • free admission every last Saturday of the month („Satourday“)
  • with Frankfurt-Pass/Kulturpass


Access to the museum is barrier-free. Please note that parts of the excavations can only be reached via stairs.

Museum Judengasse
Battonnstrasse 47
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: + 49 (0) 69-212-70790

Plane route

Public transportation

Public transit stations:
U 4, U 5 (RMV station Konstablerwache)
Tram 11, 12 (RMV station Battonnstrasse)

About the Museum

Just when the city of Frankfurt wanted to construct a new public utility company building in 1987, it discovered the foundation of several houses of the former Judengasse (Jews Lane)–Europe’s oldest Jewish ghetto. Public debate followed, resulting in part of the archaeological finds being made into a museum. This museum was redesigned in 2016 and awarded the museum prize of the Savings Banks Association Hesse-Thuringia’s cultural foundation.

About the Exhibition

The entrance to the museum and start of the permanent exhibition makes reference to the eventful past of this historical location. It reminds visitors of the deportation of Frankfurt Jews and the destruction of the Börneplatz Synagogue, while also bringing the second oldest Jewish cemetery north of the Alps, accessible via the museum, into view.

The exhibition amidst the ruins of five homes in the Judengasse offers different perspectives of everyday Jewish life in the early modern period with a display of ritual objects and everyday items once produced or used in this area.

Accessibility and Interactive Media

Barrier-free access and on-site offers: The Museum Judengasse features barrier-free access and offers visually impaired visitors their own audio tour through the exhibition. In addition to an introductory film, the museum offers several audio stations throughout the exhibition tour. Hands-on stations and the exhibition catalog invite children to become detectives on an investigative walk through the ruins.

Guided Tours in the Museum Judengasse

Would you like to book an individual group tour of the Museum Judengasse? Find an overview of our offerings, themed tours, and terms here.

Blick ins Museum Judengasse mit den Fundamenten des früheren jüdischen Ghettos und Beschern