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Old Synagogue

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Address: An der Stadtmunze 4/5, Landeshauptstadt, 99084, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
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+49 361 6551608
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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Interesting for the treasure

The old synagogue in Erfurt is well worth a visit. It houses a fabulous medieval hoard hidden probably before a pogram. It also has has the fourteenth century Erfurt Bible. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old synagogue in Erfurt is well worth a visit. It houses a fabulous medieval hoard hidden probably before a pogram. It also has has the fourteenth century Erfurt Bible. The audio guide is very good. It was 8.00 euros per adult entrance.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Tucked down an alleyway we found the entrance to this amazing little museum and were so glad we did. The 9E fee seemed high but proved fair value for the state-of-the-art presentation that followed. We put on headsets and moved into the courtyard listening in English to the early history of the Hebrew community in Erfurt. Next we entered the... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

A once-forgotten medieval synagoue, which survived as a warehouse and dance hall. Excellent displays of medieval Jewish life in Erfurt, with a superb audio giude in various languages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It's a place with very long, interesting but sad history. Becouse a street reconstruction it's difficult to find this place.

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Cannes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Interesting Jewish history in a very special building. I was told by a Historian that many years ago, while the building was being restored, valuable items were found buried underneath the building which nowadays are exhibited in the museum. Fascinating!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had no idea how far back Erfurt Jewish history went, and this synagogue's story as the center of the Jewish community in the 12th and 13th centuries was fascinating (and, of course, horribly sad). Audio tour on iPod touch was very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is a small remained piece of Jewish history in Germany. Building has been restored after 1990s.

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Buford, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We did not go into the synagogue but did a walk-by! There is so much history in this city that you don't want to miss a thing!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Fascinating building which ceased to be a synagogue in the 14 century when Erfurt's Jewish community was virtually exterminated . Had many uses over the centuries , the last being a dance hall . A Jewish resident buried his treasure before the Jews were either killed or fled . Perhaps he hoped to find it again one day but it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

My wife and I recently toured the Old Synagogue in Erfurt. The audio guide (available in many languages) worked really well and explained every little detail about The Synagogue in Erfurt and Jewish live in the middle age.

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