1700 years of Jewish life in Germany
Bamberg looks back upon 1.000 years of a mutual Jewish-Christian history and cohabitation in town. The first Jewish settlements actually go back to the founding years of Bamberg in the year 1007 and there was a large and important Jewish community as early as 1200. That makes Bamberg one of the oldest Jewish communities in Germany.
Several exhibitions and guided tours cover the history of the Jewish citizens and Jewish life in Bamberg and in Bamberg County, especially in the anniversary year celebrating 1.700 years of Jewish history in Germany in 2021.
Museum of History
The museum boasts a large number of valuable exhibits. The extensive collections bear witness to the culture and history of this World Heritage City from pre-history right through to the 21st century. Besides the art gallery, the museum also hosts an permanent exhibition called “In the Flow ...
A medieval Jewish mikvah from the 15th century is on display on the grounds of a new city quarter encompassing remnants of the former city walls and buildings from the 13th and 15th century. You can see seven steps leading down to the ritual bath, in the ground floor of a Baroque house, that ...
Reckendorf – at the foot of the Haßberg hills
Reckendorf’s history goes back to the year 855. The old town with its many historical buildings of the former Jewish cattle dealers and the synagogue illustrate the rich history of the village. The Jewish cemetery was founded in 1798. Sights: St. Nikolaus church with a bell tower from the ...
Guided toursApril 7th, 2021 - September 1st, 2021
Guided tour "Jewish life in Bamberg"
This guided tour covers the history of the Jewish citizens and Jewish life in Bamberg and in Bamberg County. Please note: The guided tour is only in German!