Old Synagogue

The Old Synagogue in Waagegasse is one of the very few preserved medieval synagogues and is the oldest synagogue in Europe preserved up to the roof. It is a testimony to one of the most important Jewish communities of the Middle Ages. The oldest proven building section can be dated around 1100.
The Old Synagogue in Erfurt presents evidence of medieval Jewish culture in Erfurt.

In the summer of 2007, a Jewish ritual bath (mikveh) was found near the Old Synagogue, which is included in the museum concept.

2011 awarded with the Travel Writers' Award as best European tourism project.


In and Out – Between and Beyond. Jüdisches Alltagsleben im mittelalterlichen Europa.

Vom 8. November 2022 bis 7. Januar 2024 zeigt die Alte Synagoge die Sonderausstellung „In and Out – Between and Beyond. Jüdisches Alltagsleben im mittelalterlichen Europa“ in Kooperation mit der Hebrew University Jerusalem und zeitgenössischen israelischen Künstler. Sie umfasst mehrere Installationen, die auf mittelalterlichen Artefakten basieren, sowie Originalwerke, die von zeitgenössischen Künstlern speziell für die Ausstellung geschaffen wurden.


Information for Guests

Bath Facilitys

Information of the Museum

Information of Architecture

In the mountain

Treatments and indications

Mobility Offers

Sauna facilitys


Offers and service


Congress facilitys