In the 17th century, Fürth became the town with the largest Jewish community in Southern Germany. In the "Frankonian Jerusalem" was the religious center of the region with several synagogues, a Hebrew printing house and Talmud schools. The Old Jewish Cemetery, numerous foundations and the Jewish Museum of Franconia testify to this today.
Jewish Museum of Franconia
The museum is housed in a former home of a Jewish family. The highlights: an original mikveh (ritual bath) and a historic foliage hut in the middle of the museum. The new building which was opened in 2018 offers space for special exhibitions. The history and culture of the Jews in Fürth and Franconia is vividly discussed in the Jewish Museum.
- Address: Königstraße 89, 90762 Fürth
- Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm
- Entrance fees: Standard day ticket: 6 Euro, Day ticket reduced: 3 Euro
- Information, registration and booking for groups: Telephone: 0049 911 950 988-16 Monday to Thursday: 9.30am to 1pm
Old Jewish Cemetery
The Old Jewish Cemetery with its 20,000m2 is the resting place of many famous rabbis and charitable patrons. From 1607 to 1906, the Jewish community buried their dead here. On a guided tour you will learn more about the impressive stone testimony of Jewish life in Fürth. The Tourist Information offers guided tours with Jewish topics and a tour in the Old Jewish Cemetery can be booked.
- Address: Schlehenstraße, 90762 Fürth
- Information, registration and booking for groups: Tourist-Information Fürth Telephone: 0049 911 239587-0 Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm Saturday: 10am to 1pm