Jüdisches Museum

Behind Worms' Alte Synagoge, the Jewish Museum introduces the city’s storied Jewish community through exhibits such as parchment manuscripts, documents and plans, and a menorah (seven-armed candlestick), as well as a model of the synagogue depicting its location around the year 1600. The museum also sells several informative English booklets on Jewish Worms.

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1. Alte Synagoge

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Worms’ famous Old Synagogue, founded in 1034, was destroyed in the 1938 pogroms, but in 1961 it was reconstructed primarily using stones from the original…

2. Nibelungen Museum

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3. Luther Memorial

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On Lutherplatz, on the northwest edge of the half-oval-shaped Altstadt, the Luther Memorial honours the Protestant reformer, who refused to recant his…

4. Worms Cathedral

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Worms’ skyline is dominated by the four towers and two domes of the magnificent Wormser Dom, built in the 11th and 12th centuries in the late-Roman…

5. Alter Jüdenfriedhof

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Inaugurated in 1076, the Old Jewish Cemetery, also known as the Heiliger Sand (‘holy sand’), is one of the oldest Jewish burial grounds in Europe. The…

6. Museum der Stadt Worms

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Exhibits at Worms’ city museum bring its fascinating history to life. Highlights include Bronze Age women’s jewellery, a superb collection of delicate…

7. Haus der Deutschen Weinstrasse

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8. Lorsch Abbey


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