Museum Judengasse

Jewish Life in Early Modern Times

Visitor information
Museum Judengasse

We're closed today

  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    10 am – 8 pm
  • Wednesday to Sunday
    10 am – 6 pm
Closed on these dates:
10.09.2018 , 11.09.2018 , 19.09.2018 , 24.12.2018 , 31.12.2018

Prices

  • adults
    6€
  • reduced
    3€
  • kids under 18
    free
  • free admission every last Saturday of the month („Satourday“)
    free
  • with Frankfurt-Pass/Kulturpass
    1€

Accessibility

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 as the City of Frankfurt wants to construct a new public utility company building in 1987, it discovers 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 place. 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 Judengasse houses offers different perspectives of Jewish everyday 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, und Sabine Kößling.

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

14,95 €

Accessability and Interactive Media

Barrier-free access and on location offerings: 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’s own catalogue 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? Here you will find an overview of our offerings, themed tours and terms.

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

Current Exhibition

“Looted. Destroyed. Scattered. The History of Jewish Objects in Frankfurt” presents the current status of provenance research at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt. It focuses on a number of ceremonial objects that have made their way to the Museum Judengasse by way of the art trade, from private collections or from collections in other museums.

Chanukka-Leuchter aus Koblenz, angefertigt um 1790