Jewish Cultural Sites in Frankfurt

The Jewish Community in Frankfurt has a very long history, going back to at least 1160, but most likely back to the court of Charlemagne as well as to when the Romans were here. There are several museums that document Jewish life in Frankfurt through the centuries, as well as other sites that are of historic and cultural interest.
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Jewish Sites in Frankfurt
This lists all of the museums, cemeteries, private buildings, and other sites of interest.

* Jewish Community of Frankfurt Website

* Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum closed on 19 July 2015 for renovations and to construct a new addition behind the museum. It is scheduled to re-open in April, 2020

* Judengasse Museum 
This museum is built on the foundations of 5 medieval Jewish Ghetto houses and covers the history of the Frankfurt Jewish community from the 1100’s until 1800.

Exile Exhibit, Deutsche National Library
Free exhibit about the Jews sent into exile. Follow 8 people who had 8 different stories and experiences. Where did they go, what happened during their exile and what happened to them after the war.

* Deportation Memorial
Location is at the new ECB bank. The exterior parts of it are open to the public, but the interior is only accessible by arranging a private tour with the Jewish Museum. Cost is 50 €
Info for booking a tour 

* November 9th Initiative   May – Nov.  Open Sundays, 11-14:00, entry 3 €
If you have a group, give the Jewish Museum a call and arrange a private tour. 069-212-38804
The website is in German, but contains lots of photos of the East Side of Frankfurt. The museum itself is located in the bunker that was built on top of the ruins of the Friedberger Synagogue that was destroyed on Kristallnacht.
It is very cold inside, so bring a jacket.

* Norbert Wollheim Memorial  located on the campus of Goethe University in Frankfurt, once the main offices of IG Farben.

Anne Frank
This is a small museum located near the neighborhood where Anne was born. All exhibits are in German, but there are lots of photos.

Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday and Saturday closed
Admission free!
During the week they offer guided tours for groups.

Sohar Kosher Restaurant

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If you are going to Berlin and desire a Jewish Heritage tour, we recommend these companies.

– Personalized tours in English: “The Berlin Expert”

– Private Tour in Hebrew or English, with Gablinger Tours. 

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If you are planning on visiting Mainz, please stop by the unique and beautiful Synagogue
Mainz Synagogue Architect Commentery & Photos

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If you would like to include a visit to any of these sites in Frankfurt as part of your private tour or layover tour, please let us know.

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