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. Planning Worms trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Every time I visit this site, I'm sorry not to have enough time to stay longer and try to decipher the many inscriptions on the graves. The gravestones are mostly damaged by water and wind, so that yo...  more »
  • The cemetery is very interesting and offers a great atmosphere! On Saturdays, he is unfortunately not accessible due to the Sabbath day - but you can take a look at the graves of the gates of the cemetery.
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  • I would not have expected the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe in the heart of Germany, especially one that was undamaged by the ravages of the second World War, and is a quiet oasis quite near the ci...  more »
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  • The Jewish Cemetery in Worms or Heiliger Sand, is usually called the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in Europe
  • A historically interesting place and at the same time wonderfully peaceful and mystic. Definitely worth a trip!
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  • An impressive place of rest and contemplation.
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  • Although Wormerin (51) was I until a few weeks ago the first time at this cemetery. The old stones are very impressive and depressing at the same time. It was worth a visit in any case! A few banks, especially for the many older or younger disabled people, would be very practical and useful. Because is just sit down, to stay and would the whole large bag to let more people do when seating there would be. That would sure also not IMPIOUS, because in other cemeteries, there is this also.
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