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Jewish Cemetary

Jewish Cemetary
Worms Jewish Cemetary

The Jewish Cemetery in Worms or Heiliger Sand, is usually called the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in Europe, although the Jewish burials in the Jewish sections of the Roman catacombs predate it by a millennium. The Jewish community of Worms was established by the late tenth century, and the oldest tombstone still legible dates from 1076. The last was in 1940. Situated close to the entrance, the gravestones of Meïr of Rothenburg (d 1293) and Alexander ben Solomon Wimpfen (d 1307) are among the most significant sepulchral monuments of the cemetery and are a place of pilgrimage for Jews from all over the world.

Other areas of Jewish Worms are the former Jewish quarter with the synagogue and its mikvah, or ritual bath, and the Jewish Museum, based in the community’s former Dance and Marriage house, today’s Rashi House, giving the visitor an impression of the history and culture of Jews in Worms.

Hours: Open daily, except on Jewish holidays: summertime: 8am—8pm, wintertime: 8am to nightfall.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Cemetery_in_Worms ]

Related: http://www.worms.de/englisch/tourismus/sehenswuerdigkeiten/juedischer_friedhof.php
Address: Willy-Brandt-Ring, 67547 Worms
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