Jewish life in Erfurt

The Old Synagogue seen from Waagegasse.

Old Synagogue

The Old Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in Central Europe that has been preserved up to its roof. The Museum displays the Erfurt Treasure and has the Erfurt Hebrew Manuscripts as its central theme.

Facade of the Small Synagogue facing the river.

Small Synagogue

The house of worship for the Jewish community in the 19th century has, since 1998, become a meeting place and home to an exhibition of Jewish life in Erfurt in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Facade of the New Synagogue

New Synagogue

The New Synagogue was built in 1952 and is the centre of congregational life. Worship takes place here.

Ruined walls of the mikveh, encased by bronze-coloured protective building

Medieval Mikveh

A mikveh is a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion in Judaism. The Erfurt mikveh dates from the 13th century and is now a museum.