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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. Old Synagogue is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Erfurt Edition.
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  • Wonderful Museum with the Erfurt treasure. Building with history from the 11th century, wonderful discovery of gold in the 14th century. Worth seeing. In the Erfurt old town middle.
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  • Were allowed to take part in a guided tour. Ms Dr X had neither plan nor overview nor talent. At best an academic debt of gratitude to the fool, who has a doctorate in it. With too expensive for the sparse treatment of Jewish Erfurt life 8 euro long. In the context of the Erfurt card however free to visit.
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  • The old synagogue is the Krämerbrücke bridge in the heart of the historical centre of Erfurt, in close proximity to the West end. From the fish market, one is walking in less than three minutes here. It is considered the oldest preserved synagogue in Europe with an age of over 900 years. During our visit, it was unfortunately closed the area. We could give us an impression only from the outside, which is not particularly impressive.
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  • A beautiful sight of the Hebrew culture in Europe. The oldest synagogue in the continent. A witness of a brilliant past.
  • Our visit at the 26.08.2017, we would give more stars. Better to not make a group tour, it was the highlight of our three-day Thuringia tour. Many thanks to Mrs Frontzek and be the team which gave us the afternoon to an experience. Wolfgang and the group from Hamburg, Germany
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  • Worth a visit
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  • Time to bring, it is worth. Very interesting site, a guide we would recommend. There, to report as much interesting. Read and listen. Leadership is worth! Even the children were excited!
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  • Time to bring, it is worth. Very interesting site, a guide we would recommend. There, to report as much interesting. Read and listen. Leadership is worth! Even the children were excited!
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