Permanent Exhibition


The permanent exhibition, located on the lower level, provides an overview of Munich’s Jewish history and introduces the diverse aspects of Jewish identity. A careful selection of objects allows Visitors to gain insight into the Jewish history of Munich as well as the variety of Jewish identities. A special focus is placed on the Jewish religion with its annual festivals (festivals of the Jewish year) and rites of passage (circumcision, Bar/Bat Mitzwah, marriage, death) as an integral part of Jewish identity. Rather than appearing as a thing of the past, the Jewish religion will be presented primarily in its contemporary manifestations, with references to its origins and development. In addition to religion, the permanent exhibition also explores further aspects of Jewish identity.

Tours of the permanent exhibition are available for school classes and groups.