We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Synagogue

An der Stadtmunze 4/5, Landeshauptstadt, 99084, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
+49 361 6551608
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“wedding ring” (6 reviews)
“jews” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION
An der Stadtmunze 4/5, Landeshauptstadt, 99084, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
CONTACT
Website
+49 361 6551608
Write a ReviewReviews (142)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"wedding ring"
in 6 reviews
"jewish community"
in 4 reviews
"jews"
in 6 reviews
"pogrom"
in 4 reviews
"treasure"
in 11 reviews
"century"
in 5 reviews
"bible"
in 3 reviews
"europe"
in 6 reviews
"history"
in 15 reviews
"museum"
in 8 reviews
"hoard"
in 2 reviews
"building"
in 8 reviews
"audio"
in 2 reviews
"town"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A chance to see what life for Mediaeval Jews was like in Erfurt. Extremely well presented with an overview of lost times and people, especially with unique treasures like a fabulous old Torah and wedding ring.

Thank Lynne1944
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The synagogue and Jews were in Erfurt since the 11th century and the Jews and synagogue were decimated throughout its history. Interesting archaeological relics in the synagogue, those which were not stolen and stored in churches and other depositories. It forces the question why Jews,...More

2  Thank fjorthur
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 19 May 2017

After over three weeks in Germany and having seen dozens of of cathedrals and churches including two in this town we happened on this and are very glad we toured it as we learned so much. There is an audio guide which explains the history...More

1  Thank PeterAZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a good little museum that houses an impressive treasure find from the 1300's. There are audio guides that give you a lot of background information to go with all of the artefacts and texts. There are some really unique pieces here and they...More

Thank GinnyShoe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 6 February 2017 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.

Thank Alison L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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...More

1  Thank CBS-CHS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

1  Thank LauraJane597
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

Thank AEIZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!

Thank La Serviette B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

Thank Matthew S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 44 hotels in Erfurt
Hotel Kramerbrucke Erfurt
296 reviews
.13 km away
Hotel Am Kaisersaal
212 reviews
.19 km away
Mercure Hotel Erfurt Altstadt
567 reviews
.27 km away
Ibis Erfurt Altstadt
179 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Goldhelm Schokoladen Manufaktur - Laden Kramerbrucke
307 reviews
.10 km away
Gasthaus Feuerkugel
366 reviews
.11 km away
Zum Wenigemarkt 13
214 reviews
.12 km away
Restaurant La Piazzetta
184 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Merchant's Bridge
980 reviews
.09 km away
Fischmarkt
47 reviews
.13 km away
Historische Altstadt
23 reviews
.06 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Old Synagogue staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit