Jewish life in Wurzburg
Wurzburg has been home to citizens of Jewish faith for more than 900 years. In the middle ages, Wurzburg was an important center of Jewish faith and philosophy thanks to the Talmud School and its rabbis.
In the following centuries times of persecution happened periodically. In the 17th century, the prince bishops evicted Jews from the city and surrounding areas and it was not until the 19th century that a Jewish community got reestablished in Wurzburg. The Nazi dictatorship eclipsed with the deportation of Jews to concentration camps.
Today, the Jewish community of Wurzburg is again 1100 members strong. The guided tour provides an overview of the religion and history of Wurzburg’s Jews and visits important sights of town, such as the Juliusspital and the Marienkapelle.
We can arrange a city tour of Wurzburg, with Jewish sites and also visit Cultural center of the Jewish community of Wurzburg.
Modern exhibits of Jewish life in the town of Würzburg throughout the past 900 years and up to today.