Jewish Heritage Europe


Jewish heritage walking tour @ Duisburg, Germany
Jun 28 @ 14:45 – 16:30


Led by City archaeologist Dr. Kai Thomas Platz, the tour will take in the medieval synagogue site at the Old Market,  a former 19th-century prayer house at the Old University, the site of the synagogue on Junkernstrasse that was destroyed on Kristallnacht in 1938, and the modern synagogue, where Kirsten Spielmann from the Jewish community will show the group the prayer room.

The tour is part of the framework program for the special exhibition “Dispargum – royal seat, imperial palace, Hanseatic city” in the Museum of Culture and City History. 

The number of participants is limited to 25 people, so please register in advance, by phone at (0203) 283 2640 or by e-mail to The full name and address must be given when registering, as the Jewish community needs this data in advance. During the tour, personal details will be compared with identity cards, so it is also mandatory to bring this with you.

Jewish life in Buchau @ meeting at Tourist Info office
Jul 6 @ 19:00 – 20:30

A guided tour highlighting Jewish history in Buchau, Germany, with a visit to the Jewish cemetery.

Participants are limited to10 people; registration is needed– sign up in person at the tourism office. Bring a mask for the indoor part of the tour.


Jewish heritage tour @ Judengasse Museum, Frankfurt
Jul 19 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Jewish heritage tour @ Judengasse Museum, Frankfurt | Frankfurt am Main | Hessen | Germany

A guided tour of the Judengasse Museum — an opportunity to explore the world of early modern Frankfurt


Jewish cemetery tour @ Old Jewish Cemetery, Frankfurt
Jul 21 @ 18:00 – 19:00

A guided tour of the Old Jewish Cemetery in Frankfurt, dating back to the middle ages and one of the oldest in Europe, with more than 2,000 gravestones.


Excursion to Jewish cemeteries & synagogue @ near Borgholz, Germany
Jul 25 @ 14:00 – 18:00

An excursion (by car) to visit the old Jewish cemeteries in the towns of Bühne, Borgentreich and Borgholz, in north-central Germany, with a visit to the former synagogue in Borgholz.

The synagogue in Borgholz is the only surviving country synagogue in East Westphalia and now serves as a socio-cultural institution.

The trip is limited to 25 people. Reservations are necessary.

Register by July 17, 2020 at Forum Jacob Pins, Westerbachstrasse 35/37, 37671 Höxter, Tel. 05271-6947441 or Fritz Ostkämper, Tel. 05271-2118,

Jewish cemetery tour @ Old Jewish Cemetery, Frankfurt
Jul 26 @ 15:30 – 16:30

A guided tour of the Old Jewish Cemetery in Frankfurt, with 2,000 gravestones dating back to the middle ages.


Guided walk @ Jewish cemetery, Rodalben, Germany
Aug 30 @ 15:00 – 16:00

Local amateur historian Peter Conrad will lead a tour of the small Jewish cemetery.

The Jewish cemetery in Rodalben was inaugurated on February 24, 1876 “occasionally for the burial of the widow Bähr,” according to Conrad. Berta Katz was the last person to be buried in the cemetery on September 12, 1936. Today the cemetery belongs to the Jewish community of Rheinpfalz (Speyer). According to an agreement between the federal government, the federal states and Jewish organizations, the city receives a grant of 1,500 euros a year for the maintenance of the site.

The Jewish cemetery on Klinkenberger Weg is hidden behind a hedge. According to Conrad, it is the “last remaining testimony of the Jewish community in Rodalben” and a memorial to history. 

In case of bad weather, the tour will take place September 6 at 3 p.m.

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Guided tour @ Small synagogue Erfurt
Sep 11 @ 16:00 – 16:45

Guided tour of the Small Synagogue, which functioned between 1840 and 1884. It now is a Jewish museum.

Here’s the history of the synagogue from the web site

On 10 July 1840 the Jewish community consecrated the Small Synagogue. It was used as a house of worship for only 44 years, until 1884, since the community was growing fast in the 19th century. The community built the Great Synagogue at today’s Juri-Gagarin-Ring and sold the Small Synagogue to a merchant. He used the house as a storage facility and production building. In 1918 the municipality installed apartments. Interest in the Jewish heritage grew in the 1980s. The town had the building history of the synagogue researched and the building restored. Building researchers found the mikveh as well as the Torah shrine and the women’s balcony. So the prayer hall presents itself today in the almost original condition. The Small Synagogue serves today as a meeting centre and shows an exhibition on Jewish life in Erfurt in the 19th and 20th centuries.



Synagogue exhibit guided tour @ Old Synagogue, Essen Germany
Oct 18 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Synagogue exhibit guided tour @ Old Synagogue, Essen Germany | Essen | Nordrhein-Westfalen | Germany

A tour of the permanent exhibition Jewish history and heritage in the Old Synagogue, Essen.

The exhibition has five different subject areas: “sources of Jewish tradition;  Jewish festivals;  the Jewish way of life;  the history of the building; and the history of the Jewish community in Essen.

Registration is not required, by visitors must wear face masks and maintain social distance rules.

Aside from the tour,  the permanent exhibition is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(The featured photo is by Baikonur, via wikimedia commons CC BY-SA 3.0)


Synagogue tour @ Koln syagogue
Oct 18 @ 15:00 – 16:30

Guided tour of the synagogue on Roonstrasse, Cologne, the only surviving synagogue of the five that once stood in the city.


Tickets must be booked here —

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