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The museum offers group tours at the Danish Jewish Museum, at the two Jewish burial grounds in Copenhagen as well as city walks in Jewish Copenhagen. You can read more about the individual offers on this page.
Anyone can book a tour - write us an email at info@jewmus.dk.

Summer's free tours


We would like to invite you to free tours of the Danish Jewish Museum every Thursday at 11 in the summer months.

On these tours you get an in-depth insight into 400 years of Danish Jewish history as well as an understanding of the thoughts behind the museum's spectacular architecture.

The tour lasts approximately one hour, and we will take you through our permanent exhibition "The Gate to Denmark" and our special exhibition "Flight and Persecution in the 20th Century".

Exhibitions: Architecture + The Gate to Denmark + Flight and Persecution in the 20th century

Language: The tour is basically in English

Price: The tour is free when you have paid the entrance fee

Location: The tour starts at the museum's entrance

Time and date: Thursdays at 11 in the summer. The tour takes approximately one hour.

  • June: June 6, June 13, June 20 and June 27 
  • July: July 4th, July 11th, July 18th and July 25th 
  • August: August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22 and August 29

Tours of the museum


We give an insight into 400 years of Danish-Jewish history and talk about the thoughts behind the museum's spectacular architecture on a tour. We always aim to give you the museum to yourself, so tours take place outside the museum's opening hours. It gives you the best possible experience of both architecture and exhibition. In special cases, tours can be arranged during opening hours.

The architecture

In designing the Danish Jewish Museum, Daniel Libeskind has taken as his starting point a unique feature of Danish Jewish history: that the majority of Danish Jews were saved from Nazi persecution by their Danish fellow citizens during the Second World War. It is this human commitment that is symbolized in the shape, structure and light of the museum.

The gateway to Denmark

An exhibition about the establishment of Jewish life and culture in Denmark in the 1700th century. It is a glimpse into the museum's future exhibition, which you can help influence through your comments and suggestions.

Flight and Persecution in the 20th century

A special exhibition based on the escape and rescue of the Danish Jews in October 1943 tells a European story about the escape and persecution of Jews to and from Denmark from the end of the 1800th century to the present day. The exhibition is built around a series of unique objects that represent different chapters of history, which are brought to life in artist Kristan Bay Kirk's powerful illustrations.

Exhibitions: Architecture + The Gate to Denmark + Flight and Persecution in the 20th century

Price: Weekdays: DKK 1000 + entrance ticket / Weekend: DKK 2000 + entrance ticket

Group: Tours are for groups of max. 20 people and min. for 5 entrance tickets. 

Time: The tour takes one hour

Language: Danish and English

Tours of the city space


With everything from discreet synagogues to impressive trading houses, Danish Jews have left their mark on the capital over time. 

On the museum's popular city walks, you can explore surprising sides of the city when the museum's guides show Copenhagen's Jewish angles. We offer city walks about Jewish life in the capital as well as city walks with the theme "the Jewish action in October '43".

City tour: Jewish life in the capital

Turkish merchants and Pakistani kiosks are a modern feature of the cityscape, but the story of how new Danes and minorities have left their mark on Copenhagen is a long one. On a city tour, there will be an opportunity to take a closer look at some of the Jewish houses that are still in use. And then there are the small signs of Jewish life that can be found around Copenhagen in the form of, for example, memorial plaques, and a cryptic inscription partly in Hebrew on the Round Tower.

City walk: The Jewish action in October '43

In October 1943, part of Copenhagen's citizens had to flee because of the Nazi persecution of Jews. In central Copenhagen, the story unfolded in apartments, with the authorities, in Trinity Church and in the Synagogue. On the city tour, we tell you about the fateful October days and introduce you to a number of people who suddenly had to leave everything they owned. We show monuments set in memory of that time, and tell the story of the efforts Copenhagen Municipality made to secure the Jews' property until the day they could return home.

The: Start at the Danish Jewish Museum

What: Jewish life in the capital / The Jewish action in October '43

Price: Weekdays: DKK 2000 / Weekend: DKK 3000.

Group: Tours are for groups of a maximum of 20 people

Time: The tour takes approx. 1,5 hours.

Language: Danish and English

Tours of Jewish burial grounds


Jewish gravesites are never abandoned, and there is great Danish history, exciting destinies and fine anecdotes hidden in the two Jewish burial grounds in Copenhagen. 

On a guided tour, you can hear about the personalities who are buried in the Jewish burial grounds, and get an insight into the diversity of Danish Jewish history. 

Mosaic North Cemetery and Mosaic West Cemetery

At the burial ground in Møllegade, the actress Johanne Louise Heiberg's mother, who was a tent keeper at Bakken, lies side by side with National Bank director Moritz Levy and Harriet Salomonsen, the first wife of Politiken's co-founder Edvard Brandes. At Mosaic West Cemetery, the diversity is absolutely no less. On the tours, you will also get an insight into Jewish traditions and rituals. 

The: Mosaic North Cemetery and Mosaic West Cemetery

Price: Weekdays: DKK 2000 / Weekend: DKK 3000.

Group: Tours are for groups of a maximum of 20 people

Time: The tour takes approx. 1,5 hours.

Language: Danish and English

Practical information about the tours

As an authorized guide with a card from the Tourist Guides Association, you are welcome to come with groups during the museum's opening hours. However, we recommend that you read the following carefully for the sake of the possibilities of getting the whole group in. 

BOOK in advance 
The museum's entrance area can only accommodate 15 people at a time, and larger groups must therefore be split up and closed into sections. We recommend that larger groups do not bring bags larger than A5, as we do not have locker space for groups over 30.

We recommend that you book an appointment outside the museum's opening hours. You are welcome to show around on your own. The tours must be booked in advance, no later than 14 days before the tour is to take place. Once the order has been placed, we will send an invoice. The price is DKK 90 per person for groups of at least 10 and at most 30 people. Smaller groups are welcome, but still pay admission for 15 people to cover museum expenses. In addition, DKK 400 is paid for duty and DKK 100 in administration fee.

Contact the museum to book a time for tours with your groups info@jewmus.dk.

Everyone is welcome to book a tour. write to info@jewmus.dk, then we'll figure something out together.

It is also possible to tailor a special arrangement or order tours with specific professional angles. We are also happy to adapt, whether it is a company event or a private culture club, evening schools or family gatherings – we help and adapt to your interests and needs. Contact the museum for more information at info@jewmus.dk

Through the Jewish Information Center it is possible to go on a tour of the synagogue in Krystalgade, Copenhagen. Contact the Jewish community in Denmark to hear more and for booking.