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The Great Synagogue of Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden
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Ranked #68 of 161 Attractions in Stockholm
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Great Synagogue of Stockholm is simple yet beautiful. It provides good information on the history of the Jewish community in Sweden and... more » Owner description: The Great Synagogue of Stockholm is simple yet beautiful. It provides good information on the history of the Jewish community in Sweden and Scandinavia, offering a sobering exhibit on World War II. « less
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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299 reviews 299 reviews
32 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A surprisingly large place but firmly locked except for tours. They are 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 11:00 am Friday. $20 a tour - but worth the effort to get there. The interior is striking and there is a good description of the history of Jews in Sweden. Definitely a recommend.

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Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Enter the courtyard and encounter a large hanukiah. Then -- if you make advance arrangments -- visit the beautiful interior.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Check the opening times before you come! They only offer guided tours for tourists during the summer, and only on weekdays. You may be able to attend a religious service but then you are not allowed to take photos. I think they should offer some tours on weekends too. The guide was nice and explained a lot about their history... More

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Hernando, Fl
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We try to visit synagogues around the world and did so a few weeks ago in Stockholm. Though we never did find the Rauol Wallenberg tribute that was somewhere near the synagogue, we did take the one hour tour. The docent was excellent, with thorough knowledge of the history of the Jewish populaton in Sweden, starting in the mid-1750s, through... More

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Haifa, Israel
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45 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Although we are atheists, we do not forget our Jewish origin. Therefore we decided to go visit the Great Synagogue of Stockholm. At first we thought it would be a very nice idea visiting the place on a Saturday morning, when the hall is in full operation. As we came across the synagogue (a stone's throne of Kungsträdgården), the guard... More

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Sweden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Sweden should be a country of free, tolerant people. Concerning jews Swedes in genral is not better than other Europeans. However without real progromes some Swedes succeded to be exemples to all of us. At the Synagogue you will be able to lear more about it.

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Seattle
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98 reviews 98 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

This is a beautiful synagogue and the guide that was there who described the history and current status of the community is excellent. Very worth the time to visit. Tip is to find out ahead of your visit when the scheduled tours are...it is exceptional.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Expected to open in late August. Hard to find. Must ask directions...

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

The Great Synagogue of Stockholm is a beautiful building, inside and outside. It is well worth a visit regardless of one's religion. Tours can be scheduled Monday-Thursday. There is security on the premises. The congregation is warm and welcoming. The current rabbi is from Israel and does not as yet speak Swedish. His sermon was in English and there are... More

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Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

We found this by chance on our half-day visit to Stockholm during our Baltic Cruise. There are guided tours taking place at specific times, and we were there at just the right time. Really glad we included this in our visit, as it was interesting to sit in the beautiful building and hear about its history. It's of particular interest... More

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