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Jewish Museum Augsburg Schwaben
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Jewish Museum Augsburg Schwaben

A historic museum with modern relevance, the Jewish Museum Augsburg shows the development of Jewish culture in the southwest Bavaria region.

The Jewish Museum Augsburg Schwaben provides a vivid account of the eventful history of the Jewish community in Augsburg and the southwest Bavaria region. Through interactive media and listening stations, visitors are given deep insights into Jewish culture from the Middle Ages to the modern day. The museum also offers special exhibits for children. The museum not only details the history of Jewish culture, but also focuses on the present and the related questions of faith.

The exhibition is located in the synagogue in Halderstrasse, one of the city's most impressive buildings that is still used by the Jewish community today. With its filigree tracery windows, artistic iconography and striking green and gold mosaic ceiling, the Augsburg synagogue is one of the most beautiful places of Jewish worship in Germany.

The museum is also home to the cosy LesecafĂ© Landauer. Here, visitors can relax and browse through a range of newspapers, magazines or museum publications over a cup of tea or coffee and some traditional kosher cuisine. The museum shop also offers a wide selection of books about Jewish culture and history.

Alongside the permanent exhibition, the Jewish Museum Augsburg Schwaben organises regular events such as concerts, lectures and art exhibitions. These events are often hosted in the museum's second location in the former Kriegshaber synagogue in Ulmer Strasse. This building is also easy to reach by train, simply disembark at Augsburg-Oberhausen. Information about opening times, how to register for tours and more is available here. Admission is free in most cases.

Before going home, don't forget to enjoy some of Augsburg's culinary delights. The Mediterranean restaurant Elixirion/Unterbaarer Hof is just a short walk from the former Kriegshaber synagogue. Diners can enjoy fine Mediterranean cuisine, with the restaurant specialising in fresh Greek cooking. If you are looking for a bite to eat after visiting the synagogue in Halderstrasse, look no further than Wirtshaus Riegele. Located next door to the main station in Augsburg, it offers traditional Bavarian cuisine at reasonable prices. Diners can relax and enjoy their meals inside the cosy brewhouse, in the rustic cabin or outdoors under old trees in the beer garden.

Getting there:

Halderstrasse: Take the train to Augsburg main station. From there, it is just a five-minute walk to the Jewish Museum Augsburg Schwaben. Leave the train station via the main entrance and turn right onto Halderstrasse. The Jewish Museum Augsburg Schwaben is located around 400 metres down the road. The synagogue is on the left-hand side of the street.

Kriegshaber: Take the train to Augsburg-Oberhausen. Leave the station via the western exit and walk down Ulmer Strasse for about one and a half kilometres. The former synagogue is located on the right-hand side.   

Arrival
Jewish Culture Museum
HalderstraĂźe 6-8
86150 Augsburg
Next station
Augsburg Hbf (main station)

Our tip: Please make sure to check your train connection and the expected capacity before you start your journey.

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