Bamberg has over 1000 years of history when it comes to Jewish-Christian coexistence. The UNESCO World Heritage city is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in Germany. The Historical Museum Bamberg has a new permanent exhibit called “Jewish in Bamberg” that explores Jewish heritage and life in the city since the Middle Ages. You can also book a guided tour tracing Jewish heritage throughout the city at the “Tourismus Service für Gruppen.” Today, Bamberg again has a lively Jewish community of about 1000 people and a new synagogue in the old town. Bamberg also has a Jewish cemetery and a Kristallnacht memorial at the site of the synagogue that was destroyed on November 9, 1938. A musical revival of Jewish culture takes place during the “Bamberg Klezmer Days” from March 13 to 15, 2015.

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