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Alte Synagoge

Opens in 7 min: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Important monument!

Having been born and lived in Essen for 25 years, I have visited the Alte Synagoge numerous times... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
Beautiful Synagogue!

Very impressive and big! One of the most beautiful Synagogue that i have had seen! I haven't been... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2017
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  • Average16%
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9 Mar 2018
“Important monument!”
28 Aug 2017
“Beautiful Synagogue!”
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Steeler Str. 29, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

Having been born and lived in Essen for 25 years, I have visited the Alte Synagoge numerous times and participated in the Gedenbuckprojekt in school. I like the new exhibit (not sure how new it is though as I haven't been here in a few...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Very impressive and big! One of the most beautiful Synagogue that i have had seen! I haven't been inside beacuse it was closed!

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Reviewed April 17, 2017

The imposing building standing firmly on the corner of a busy, noisy road - is a testimony to how much work has gone on to make the inside a place of learning, of beauty, of fascination and quite simply, of joy. It is no longer...More

2  Thank Frannie B
Reviewed April 15, 2017

this place in the center of essen, located at one of the noisiest city center streets, gives you an inner peace through its perfect architecture and exhibition concept. don't miss it!

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Reviewed October 5, 2016

We visited the alte Synagoge with our children (11,12 and 15 years old) and were positively taken on the unsusal approach to the everyday life of jewish people. The holidays, customs and traditions are nicely displayed and easy to understand, sometimes with a nice twist...More

2  Thank cangemi
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Glad I took the time to visit. At the front desk I was able to check out an audio English tour . Could really figure out how to get audio to match the museum but the tracks I listened to were interesting . Miracle this...More

1  Thank Jobetraveler
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

And a very impressive building to visit. The history of the building itself it really interesting and inside they built a very interesting museum

2  Thank Rotem G
Reviewed March 19, 2016

A very interesting audio tour is available for this former synagogue, detailing its history and the history of the Jews in and around Essen. There is a great deal of extra information about Judaism and traditions as well as about the building.

Thank dnhbham
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Today the 'Alte Synagogue' is one of the largest, best preserved and architecturally most impressive testimonies to Jewish culture in pre-war Germany and is a sight worth a quick visit. Used today as an open house for meetings and discussions. It offers a meeting-place for...More

Thank Roberts69
Reviewed October 17, 2015

While the building is exquisite, the exposition inside suffers from lack of legend (only in German). It is worthy visiting however but 30 minutes is enough I suppose. The entrance is free.

Thank TomasBB
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