Stadt.Land.Kultur. > Stadt Marktbreit >

Ehem. jüdische Synagoge


In 1636, a new phase in the Jewish history of Marktbreit began when the Bishop of Würzburg, Franz von Hatzfeld, housed the Jews in the town for high protection fees. A fire destroyed the Jewish parish hall in 1714. However, with the money of the Wertheimer family of court Jews a new synagogue was constructed. It included an Israeli school with accomodation for teachers, and a ritual bath, which can be found in the basement. Today it serves as a residential house, with Byzantine decorations found only on the entrance portal and the façade to remind oneself of its past.