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Judisches Museum der Schweiz

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Small but worth a visit

Do NOT be dissuaded by some unkind comments. If you visit Jewish museums, this is worth visiting... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Baltimore, MD
Small but worth the visit

The Jewish Museum in Basel is filled with mainly religious and ceremonial Jewish artifacts. They... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Rachel K
Kansas City
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Do NOT be dissuaded by some unkind comments. If you visit Jewish museums, this is worth visiting. We are never disappointed to visit Jewish museums in Europe. Zoe's, it is small and not simple to find maje the effort. Having visited many Jewish sites all...More

3  Thank PAYEMD
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The Jewish Museum in Basel is filled with mainly religious and ceremonial Jewish artifacts. They educate the visitor about Judaism and give an overview of the Basel Jewish community. Unfortunately, the timeline of the Jews in the area doesn't include info of the last 150...More

1  Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

A short visit is well worth it! Now 4 rooms packed full of information and objects of historical significance. Learned how Swiss limited/denied Jewish crossing into Switzerland from Germany as late as 1942.

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Reviewed 3 June 2016

We saw this on the map and walked from our hotel to find it (Hotel Rochat). The staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It was as though we had a personal tour. My friends and I are all native English speakers and the curator spoke...More

1  Thank Judy M
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Not far from the center of Old Town, you can find this small building with its minor entrance fee and two rooms filled with the religious and secular trinkets of what Jewish life in Switzerland has been. I would have given this sad little place...More

6  Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I love anything to do with Isreal so I always go Jewish museums. This was small and had few exhitions all labelled only in German. It had a good set of documentarties, but as it is the city of Hertz's Sionism, of a long series...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This museum is not easy to find, but it is worth it to explore the history of the Jewish community in Basel and it's important place in the foundation of the state of Isreal.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Considering the size of the Basel Jewish community and the pivotal role the city played in the Zionist movement, this museum is a severe disappointment. The display on Theodor Herzl and the birth of the Zionist movement barely scapes a token of a display, considering...More

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

The museum is basically two small rooms. There are some interesting Judaica but overall it's mostly photo copies of documents on display. It is certainly not worth the ten franc entry fee.

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