Bayreuth – Opera house
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"Germany for the Jewish Traveler"


Jews have lived in Bayreuth since the Middle Ages and despite its modern-day persona as a „shrine“ to composer, Richard Wagner, the Jewish community of Bayreuth was never affected by the outspoken anti-Semitism of the composer or his circle. The Bayreuth synagogue, dating from 1760, was ransacked on Kristallnacht, but a new community was established after World War II.


  • Jewish Community Center Jewish Community Center Bayreuth
    Synagogue (Liberal [Reform/Conservative]) or Orthodox Münzgasse 2
    95444 Bayreuth
  • General tourism information

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