The Jewish Museum, opened in 2001, is a popular museum and also a striking example of contemporary architecture.
Conceived by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the building translates a complex system of philosophical ideas and concepts into an impressive expression of form. From the outside, the virtually windowless building resembles an unravelled Star of David. The museum houses a huge exhibition about the life and history of German-speaking Jews. The main axis – the 'void' – runs through the various sections of the museum, symbolising the voids in Jewish history.
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