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“Museum With An Original Mikveh & Sukkah!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Judisches Museum (Jewish Museum)

Judisches Museum (Jewish Museum)
Konigstrasse 89, 90762 Fuerth, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Fuerth
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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“Museum With An Original Mikveh & Sukkah!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Housed in what was once a Jewish Residence built in 1702 hence the Mikevh & Sukkah, this fascinating museum tells the history of the Jewish Community in Furth , one of 3 Jewish Museums in the Franconia Jewish Museum of Southern Bavaria , all being located near to Nuremberg.
The Director is an American who saw the benefit of having most of the information in all the rooms translated into English.
Objects from daily life,rituals.documents & videos give a great understanding of the time.
When I visited, a large exhibition of illustrations by Jewish children/teenagers from the area gave their impressions of then & now of buildings & life.
A fascinating insight.

Visited April 2012
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“A "must visit" in Fürth”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Located right in the center of Fürth the small museum is easy to find.
Fürth has a rich history and is often overshadowed by the mighty neighbor Nuremberg. The Jewish community was of much more than local significance and is inseparably interwoven with the histoy of the town.
The museum offers insight into Jewish traditions (most impressive is the ritual bath and the Sukkah), it displays religious art and it informs about the history of the community.
The architectural design manages to successfully connect old and new structures and the caffe and book shop on the ground floor deserve special mention.

http://www.fuerth.de/home/tourismus/stadtspaziergaenge/buchen-und-service/individuelle-stadtspaziergaenge.aspx
here you can book a guided tour that will take you to the historic locations of the jewish community. I strongly recommend combining this tour with a visit to the museum. The people at the tourist office are most friendly and helpful.

Visited September 2011
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