New Synagogue

Neue Synagoge

The New Synagogue (Neue Synagoge), built from 1859 to 1866 to a Moorish-Byzantine design by Eduard Knoblauch and Friedrich August Stüler, was once Germany’s largest house of prayer. Only slightly damaged in 1938’s Kristallnacht pogrom, it was almost completely destroyed during World War II; partial reconstruction did not start until 1988. Since 1995 it has housed Centrum Judaicum, a Jewish cultural, documentation, and event center.