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Neue Synagogue

Explore the Neue Synagogue on your university or college trip to Berlin.

Once one of the largest synagogues in the world, this magnificent building was damaged during Kristallnacht and then destroyed during the war. However, the front section has now been restored and is home to a fascinating museum and a loyal congregation.

Built in 1866 to seat 3200 people, it was the largest Jewish place of worship in Germany and literally a symbol of the thriving Jewish community in Berlin. 

As the main synagogue of the Berlin Jewish community and an important architectural monument of late 19th century, it is now home to the 'Centrum Judaicum', an institution for the preservation of Jewish memory and tradition.