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Old Synagogue

An der Stadtmunze 4/5, Landeshauptstadt, 99084, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
+49 361 6551608
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The oldest not totally destroyed synagogue in Europe

The synagogue and Jews were in Erfurt since the 11th century and the Jews and synagogue were... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
fjorthur
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Houston, Texas
Really well done and important to see.

After over three weeks in Germany and having seen dozens of of cathedrals and churches including... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
PeterAZ
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Scottsdale
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An der Stadtmunze 4/5, Landeshauptstadt, 99084, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
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+49 361 6551608
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The synagogue and Jews were in Erfurt since the 11th century and the Jews and synagogue were decimated throughout its history. Interesting archaeological relics in the synagogue, those which were not stolen and stored in churches and other depositories. It forces the question why Jews,...More

Thank fjorthur
Reviewed 19 May 2017

After over three weeks in Germany and having seen dozens of of cathedrals and churches including two in this town we happened on this and are very glad we toured it as we learned so much. There is an audio guide which explains the history...More

Thank PeterAZ
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a good little museum that houses an impressive treasure find from the 1300's. There are audio guides that give you a lot of background information to go with all of the artefacts and texts. There are some really unique pieces here and they...More

Thank GinnyShoe
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The old synagogue in Erfurt is well worth a visit. It houses a fabulous medieval hoard hidden probably before a pogram. It also has has the fourteenth century Erfurt Bible. The audio guide is very good. It was 8.00 euros per adult entrance.

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Tucked down an alleyway we found the entrance to this amazing little museum and were so glad we did. The 9E fee seemed high but proved fair value for the state-of-the-art presentation that followed. We put on headsets and moved into the courtyard listening in...More

Thank CBS-CHS
Reviewed 8 November 2016

A once-forgotten medieval synagoue, which survived as a warehouse and dance hall. Excellent displays of medieval Jewish life in Erfurt, with a superb audio giude in various languages.

1  Thank LauraJane597
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It's a place with very long, interesting but sad history. Becouse a street reconstruction it's difficult to find this place.

Thank AEIZ
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Interesting Jewish history in a very special building. I was told by a Historian that many years ago, while the building was being restored, valuable items were found buried underneath the building which nowadays are exhibited in the museum. Fascinating!

Thank frenchriviera2014
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had no idea how far back Erfurt Jewish history went, and this synagogue's story as the center of the Jewish community in the 12th and 13th centuries was fascinating (and, of course, horribly sad). Audio tour on iPod touch was very informative.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is a small remained piece of Jewish history in Germany. Building has been restored after 1990s.

Thank 32Morten
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