We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Judische Friedhof Rodelsee

4 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.

Judische Friedhof Rodelsee

4 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
4Reviews0Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 1
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
bbcarmi wrote a review Dec 2013
Saint Joseph, Missouri25 contributions12 helpful votes
When I was stationed in Kitzingen between 1989 and 1991, I hiked over to the Judischer Friedhof Rodelsee. At the time it was not locked and on my first visit I met a young Jewish man who was photographing the headstones for a family's genealogy research. I came back at a later date and took some photos myself. I accidently came upon this cemetery on a cold fall evening and was emotionally stricken when I realized what I was seeing. The amount of missing stones was evident as the repeated destruction by vandals over the decades had taken a staggering toll. I will add my photos soon. They are in black and white and look quite gloomy. A real reflection on how I felt when I walked through.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2013
Helpful
Share
folieske4 wrote a review Dec 2011
Antwerp, Belgium7,294 contributions972 helpful votes
+1
The graveyard is closed but the key can be obtained via: Tourist-Information, Zehntgasse 1, Tel. 0049/9323/3094 (in fact this is the local small supermarket) / Schloss Crailsheim, Schloßstr. 2, Tel. 0049/9323/3416 / Winzerstube Rödelsee, Wiesenbronner Str. 3, Tel. 0049/9323/5222. One needs to give a pawn of 10 Euro and one receives a sack with the key of the graveyard gate, a book with interesting info about the cemetery and a compact route (not so clear as we drove the wrong way), when one returns the key the pawn is returned (we obtained the key at the Tourist information-supermarket as it is nearer, also flyers of highlights in the region are available for free). To get there: per adress: Aussiedlerhöfe 3, 97348 Rödelsee (vintner in close vicinity of the graveyard). Make sure to wear high shoes and long trousers as the insects inhabiting the cemetery do not often have the chance to a delicious meal (namely your legs!) 188.30 Acres large and more than 2500 headstones, one of the largest in Bavaria. 15th Century, surrounded by a massive stone wall. The cemetery served for several surrounding communities, among other Großlangheim, Hüttenheim, Kitzingen, Marktbreit Mainbernheim, Mainstockheim. Multiple extensions (1614 and 19th century), five grave fields. At the left of the entrance the youngest part 19-20th century. Monument for the victims of WOI. Before and during the NAZI period it was repeatedly desecrated (1929, 1932, 1936). Kristallnacht 1938 (night of the broken glass) the tiny Taharahhäuschen (construction where the overall process of burial preparation) took place) was set on fire and was in 1950 aborted, its washbasin was in 1950 established as a Memorial but in 1981 it was destroyed by vandals, in 1983 a new Memorial was errected. The cemetery is located 1 km outside Rödelsee town at the foot of the Schwanberg (in the vicinity alley to Swanberg), accessible via vineyard trails.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2011
Helpful
Share
Write a review
What was your experience like?
Write a review
Share your best travel photo
Let the world see your experience through your eyes.
Post a photo
Get quick answers
Ask fellow travelers and attraction managers your top questions.
Ask a question
Frequently Asked Questions about Judische Friedhof Rodelsee