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. Jewish Everyday Life in Medieval Europe.

From 8 November 2022 to 7 January 2024, the Old Synagogue will be showing the special exhibition "In and Out – Between and Beyond. Jewish Everyday Life in Medieval Europe" in cooperation with the Hebrew University Jerusalem and contemporary Israeli artists. It includes several installations based on medieval artifacts, as well as original works created by contemporary artists especially for the exhibition.

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