White Stork Synagogue, Wroclaw

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The White Stork Synagogue is a nineteenth-century synagogue in Wrocław, Poland. Rededicated in 2010 after a decade-long renovation, it is the religious and cultural centre of the local Jewish community, under the auspices of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland. It is the only synagogue in Wrocław to have survived the Holocaust.HistoryThe synagogue, which opened in 1829 when the city was known as Breslau and part of the Kingdom of Prussia, is a three-story Neoclassical designed by the architect Carl Ferdinand Langhans (1781–1869). Langhans was one of the foremost 19th-century architects of Silesia. He was among Germany’s foremost theater designers. He also designed the Breslau Actors' Guild Theater and Opera House. The original interior, now lost, was designed by the painter Raphael Biow (1771–1836) and his son Hermann Biow (1804–1850). The name was taken from an inn of the same name which had previously stood on the site.The main prayer hall is surrounded on three sides with women's galleries. Two levels of galleries to the north and two on the south flank a single gallery on the eastern Torah ark wall. The wooden frame of the Torah ark and the damaged tablets of the Ten Commandments are all that remain of the original religious features.
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  • The synagogue was designed by architect Karl Ferdinand Langhans. A visit is recommended. Today concerts held there several times a month (because of the excellent acoustics) Note: on Saturdays closed!
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  • Place Yes-the climate, however, absolutely not suitable for concerts or other events!. Simple wooden chairs they presented without rhyme or reason in rows on a flat floor (not amphitheatrically). The scene at the minimum. As a result, zero visibility. He sees the only hairstyle people in front of you. The acoustics of the average. The expensive ticket prices. Keyword stuffing people by force in the additional standing room. I do not recommend!
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  • I've seen all over the world many synagogues but this is really very nice, also has a small museum and a goodie shop with really Jewish rarities is home to them! Next door a small synagogue which is in operation and there is a kosher canteen, a small Jewish Kosher Café on the premises. Rather surprisingly for a former German city in Poland today!
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  • Beautifully restored and has a free entrance. A must-see.
  • Uduchowione miejsce Ma coś niezwykłego w sobie.
  • Beautiful building sourrounded by small cafes and pubs
  • No doubt it's worth a visit. Especially if you are just a little into history.
  • A great place of documented Jewish life in Wrocław and Poland. A nice place to rest and wonder around.

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