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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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  • The old synagogue in Erfurt should visit! You can get a great insight into the history of Jewish life in Erfurt. The synagogue is the oldest surviving synagogue in Europe (11th century) and a realistic picture is conveyed in the attached Museum with different media of the life of the Jews in Erfurt and the coexistence of Christians and Jews. The two highlights are the Jewish wedding treasure and a large Torah set of (you can browse the digitised version and that is really quite adorable due to the artistic representations). We can only recommend a visit! It was wonderful!
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  • I visited the synagogue with my daughter (10). Admission is not cheap though, in hindsight I do know however that the visit was worth more than. We have felt the manner shown the topic of Jews in Erfurt, as well as the harmony between the old building and the exhibits (especially the Erfurt treasure) and of modern way of conveying knowledge and information (including detective game for kids) well done!
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  • If you want to learn something about Jewish life in the middle ages, worth a visit the synagogue. It is worth to take the video guide included in the price. If you look at it more or less thoroughly, you can 1 hour computing. We have not regretted it and recommend it to other interested parties.
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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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