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Ehemalige Jüdische Mädchenschule

When you arrive to Ehemalige Jüdische Mädchenschule, an old school of Jewish girls, the red gate seems closed to lime and song and the brick facade announces no activity. There is a love for anonymity in the underground. And yet they work inside Three restaurants and three art galleries.

On the ground floor, a hallway with old Sepia images of girls who studied at school leads to The Kosher Classroom, a themed restaurant located in a classroom and specialized in kosher cuisine (its menu includes courses and tastings). On this floor they are also Mogg & Melzer canteen, with its take-out pastrami, and the elegant German cuisine restaurant located in the old gym: Pauly Saal, led by chef Siegfried Danler.

If you go up the stairs you run into the galleries CWC Gallery Y Eigen + ART Lab, designed for exhibitions of international artists. Finally, on the top floor, the gallery appears Michael Fuchs, which is named after the instigator of this invention that opened its doors last 2012.

The Ehemalige Jüdische Mädchenschule is in Scheunenviertel (Mitte), the neighborhood of Höfe, interior courtyards connected to each other packed with art galleries, designer cafes and designer boutiques. It was the main Jewish quarter of Berlin and is located near the famous Oranienburgestrasse synagogue. Golden brass plates on the cobblestones remind the neighbors that they died at the hands of the Nazis.

It is the case of the building creator himself, Alexander Beer (1873-1944), a Jewish architect with a very curious last name for a German (Beer means beer in English), and that creates confusion when they explain to you in English the history of the building. Beer opted for the Neue Sachlichkeit functional style, the artistic movement linked to the Weimar Republic and which applied to architecture opted for simplicity and pragmatism against expressionist excesses. The New Objectivity, like other things, ended the arrival of the Third Reich, a regime with fairly subjective ideological lines, and Beer in the Nazi concentration camp in Terezin, where he was killed in 1944.

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Auguststraße 11-13 D-10117 Berlin


+49 30 3300 6070


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