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Jewish Cemetery, Worms

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See some of the oldest Jewish graves in Europe at Jewish Cemetery, which survived against all odds during the brutal years of Hitler's regime. Considered the oldest remaining Jewish cemetery on the continent--though the Jewish graves in the Roman catacombs predate it by a millennium--this site contains still-legible tombstones from as far back as the 11th century. The older section of the cemetery contains about 1,300 tombstones, while the newer part, near the wall of the former city fortifications, contains more than 1,200. The cemetery is protected and cared for by the city of Worms and the region's Jewish community. Jewish Cemetery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Worms Edition.
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  • Another provided for our itinerary was a visit to this cemetery exists in Worms for over nine centuries. In this city is the oldest Jewish community in Germany. The old Jewish cemetery, also known as the Heiliger Sand "(" Holy sand "), is one of Europe's oldest Jewish burial sites dating back to 1076. The most revered tomb is that of Rabbi Meir von Rothenburg (1215-93), commentator of Talmud-the Holy Book of Judaism-deceased in prison, where he had done cast King Rudolph of Habsburg for having led a group of persecuted Jews who wanted to immigrate to Palestine. The Tomb, just after the entrance to the cemetery is to the left of the two blankets from large piles of stones placed by visitors as a sign of respect, and with slips of prayers, such as those left on the Western Wall of Jerusalem. Worthy of a visit.
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  • Amazing place, free, close to everything very quiet good to have a review and enjoy it with calm , I went to have a meeting with a friend of the zone who didn't knew it was a Jewish cemetery , we had ...  more »
  • Always an impressive experience to such a large and thousand-year-old cemetery. Also the newer part from the end of XIX century is worth the walk.
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