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Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand

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Older than the cemetery Prague

Located a short stroll from modern Worms, the Jewish cemetery, which is more than 400 years older... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
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During your visit in Worms you should visit the Jewish cemetery. Get in touch with the burial... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
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Worms, Germany
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Located a short stroll from modern Worms, the Jewish cemetery, which is more than 400 years older than the one in Prague, is a must if you are here. The text on the grave stones, in Hebrew, of course, is hardly legible because of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

During your visit in Worms you should visit the Jewish cemetery. Get in touch with the burial culture of Jewish people in Europe. A place to remeber especially in times of antisemitism.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Jewish Cemetery is the oldest Jewish Cemetery in Europe, and it is located in Worms, a city in the south-west region of Germany, near Frankfurt. It is possible to visit this cemetery. In fact, when you walk around grabs, it seems that you live in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Word of caution: the cemetery will not be open during some Jewish holidays. We were able only to enter the outer part because our visit was in the middle of a holiday (we're not Jewish and didn't know!), but the signboard explaining the place provided...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

The oldest Jewish Cemetery in all of Europe is a definite sight that should not be missed. My hips were really bothering me so I did not spend the time walking around the cemetery that I would have liked. There was such a beauty to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mrskemosabe
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

A very old cemetery, going back to 1059 when the first Jews were buried here . Burial stopped 1911 . Something like 2500 tombstones in the old and new sections together. Very nice . Admission free . Closed Saturdays and Jewish holidays.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We were shown the cemetery on our tour with our German friends and told a lot about it of why the stones and notes of paper had been left on the graves. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Every time I visit this site, I'm sorry not to have enough time to stay longer and try to decipher the many inscriptions on the graves. The gravestones are mostly damaged by water and wind, so that you can only partly read the inscriptions. The...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank jeviolin
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I would not have expected the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe in the heart of Germany, especially one that was undamaged by the ravages of the second World War, and is a quiet oasis quite near the city center. But Worms has surprised me. Explanatory...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 508EllenCee
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This ancient Jewish cemetery is as far as I know one of the oldest in Europe. I grew up in the neighborhood and since then I visited it whenever I was in the area. In my opinion the best season for a visit is fall...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Shalom! Elchay. I send you some tips and the the adress where you can get more informations about you interest. "From April to October, the tourist information office offers a public city tour on the subject of "Jewish... More
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