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Old Synagogue, Erfurt

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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. Plan to visit Old Synagogue and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Erfurt attractions using our Erfurt tour planner.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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. Th...  more »
  • 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 goo...  more »
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  • Definitely worth a visit. Book the best along with a guide on the topic of "The Jewish Erfurt". Opens up horizons.
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  • Must see! The oldest synagogue preserved also the Jewish treasure of Erfurt offers an insight into the Jewish culture. Really worth seeing!
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  • One of the oldest synagogues
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  • My colleague Jonas Krull has visited the synagogue recently and his conclusion was: just the hammer
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  • You can learn much about the building of the old synagogue and a bit about Jewish religious services. In the basement of the impressive treasure trove is very nice. The pieces of jewelry for the bride and groom are tacked on a pair, so that their use can be seen directly. The silver coins and particularly the filigree wedding ring are worth the visit. On the upper floor are some impressive folios. The well-crafted audio guide is recommended. Admission is free with Erfurt card.
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