Between 1084 and 1349, a strong Jewish community developed in Speyer. The ruins of the synagogue and the ritual bath are testament to this. Immerse yourself in this era in the Judenhof and the SchPIRA Museum.
The medieval synagogue with a women's school and the excellently preserved ritual baths (Hebrew: mikwe), built before 1128, the oldest of its kind in Germany, now constitute the centre of the Judenhof. The SchPIRA Museum exhibits original windows, architectural elements and coins from the medieval synagogue and ritual baths.