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Old Synagogue, Erfurt

#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Erfurt
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Explore Old Synagogue--thought to be the oldest synagogue building still standing in Europe, built about 1100--which now serves as a museum. Learn about the Jewish communities of Erfurt over the centuries and the history of the synagogue via artifacts and informational displays. A highlight of the collection is the Erfurt treasure, a hoard of coins, goldsmiths' work, and jewelry that belonged to Jews who hid them during the 1349 pogrom. An audio guide is available. Old Synagogue is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • The old synagogue of Erfurt is the oldest surviving in Europe. Its oldest parts date back to 1072. They are included in the new synagogue built in 1250-1320. This means that the synagogue of Erfurt...  more »
  • The medieval synagogue was spared destruction in 1938 by reason of it having been converted into a merchant's warehouse following the pogrom against the Jews in 1349, In the ninteenth century the...  more »
  • A small but yet super interesting and rich in content Jewish museun with a lot of history. Audio guide in multiple languages.
  • Stunning preservation and treasure. Very much worth a visit.
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