Museum Judengasse

Jewish Life in Early Modern Times

Visitor information
Museum Judengasse

Opened today: 10:00 – 18:00

  • Tuesday
    10am - 8pm
  • Wednesday-Sunday
Closed on these dates:
19.09.2020 , 20.09.2020 , 24.12.2020 , 31.12.2020


  • adults
  • reduced
  • 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)

Visiting the Museum During the Corona Pandemic

Please observe the following additional rules:

  • Please wear a mask that covers mouth and nose during your visit and observe the usual recommended minimum distance from other people.   
  • Disinfectant dispensers are available at several places in the Museum.

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.

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 €

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