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Old Synagogue, Erfurt

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Religious Site 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. Plan to visit Old Synagogue and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Erfurt attractions using our Erfurt tour planner.
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  • Excellent detailed information about each of the precious objects. Very informative introduction to the history of Erfurt and the Jews in the city. Thoroughly recommended. As well, the leadership in the Mikvah. Who failed that, improperly visited Erfurt.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • The slightly high price (ca €10) is really worth. An audio guide of the latest generation (with animations) is included. The Museum is great and as new and interactive design. The story is brought on 3 floors the man great. The highlight is of course the Erfurt treasure. I didn't know the history of it and was really excited. A class Museum!
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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.
  • 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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  • I'd hear all English audio guide is a small museum, and takes two hours. In audio and video guide, learn the history of the Jewish people in the area.
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  • Was very exciting, interesting. Especially the jewelry
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