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Jul 6, 2018
“Great Synagogue Stockholm”
Aug 3, 2018
“Locked and uninviting”
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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Wahrendorffsgatan 3B, Stockholm, Sweden
Norrmalm
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Maybe it is locked and unwelcoming because it was the middle of the day on a week day but still I wanted to see it. The sculptures on the outside floor area are interesting to look at but still disappointed.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed July 23, 2018

In a previous email, I established that we could enter and tour the Synagogue on a Thursday on our own without a Guide. When we arrived, the doors were locked @ 11 AM Another person was there and someone led that person to a "library"...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

wonderful. welcoming. historic. this one is more liberal than the rest of the baltics. off wallenberg square. centrally located

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AlanLichtcsien
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

We were there on Friday evening but the guard outside meant the program was nearly done and we decided to attend the “Gudtjeneste” the day after. we were interviewed at the entrance gate by a guard! The synagogue is impressive both inside and outside. We...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Beniamin2014
Reviewed September 19, 2017

This is a magnificent synagogue. They got tours but you can also go on Shabbat and attend Friday evening services. Highly recommended if you are interested in Jewish history.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Mike_TLV
Reviewed September 14, 2017

This is my synagogue, I am Friday evening sort of person, and believe it or not, I travel over 100Km in both directions to get there and home afterwards.. The building itself gives a sense of peace and belonging, the Kantor is just amazing, Isidoro...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Martin D
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Magnificent building constructed in 1860's and well-maintained. There are English-speaking tours at 11 am and noon several days a week, led by local synagogue leader. You get full history about the Swedish Jews from 1770's to present, including WWII era, so fee/donation of about $15...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Frances J
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Get there early doors, the queues go around the corner by the time the doors open. I got there at 9.30 and luckily was first through the doors. Wow, awesome, totally stunning but partly down to no tourists in front of me. Ten minutes later,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank Mollymaloney2
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful on the inside. There is security on the outside which may hinder your entering during services. Outside is very interesting. Photo of Western Wall covers the courtyard wall. There is a kosher restaurant on the grounds.It is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Howbar
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Was fortunate enough to be in Stockholm on Shabbat and attend Friday night services. The congregation was warm and inviting. It was a great experience. Would definitely do it again!

Date of experience: August 2016
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Skyscrapers, a sight on every other Stockholm
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