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“The largest Jewish cemetery in Bavaria, stunning!!!”

Judische Friedhof Rodelsee
Reviewed December 3, 2011

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.

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