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Old Synagogue

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An der Stadtmunze 4/5, Landeshauptstadt, 99084, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

There was a lively Jewish community here in the middle ages, until they were massacred in the mid 14C. This was because they were blamed for the plague. The synagogue was then used for many different commercial purposes until it s origins were completely forgotten....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eva Julia T
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This synagogue is very well preserved. We only saw it from the outside but it was an imposing structure considering that it is one of the earliest surviving synagogues. It has been restored. You can take an audio guide tour of the building for 5...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 1 August 2018

According to the internet, this Synagogue is the oldest surviving Synagogue in Europe, so I decided to visit it to experience some historical value of Erfurt. The one that sells the ticket speaks clear English, and students get a discount, as with most of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 22 June 2018

A chance to see what life for Mediaeval Jews was like in Erfurt. Extremely well presented with an overview of lost times and people, especially with unique treasures like a fabulous old Torah and wedding ring.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank PeterAZ
Reviewed 13 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

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 7 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.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Alison L
Reviewed 18 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

Date of experience: December 2016
2  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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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