The Franconian Jewish Museum was enhanced by an additional branch in 2015: in a former Jewish residence in Schwabach, visitors can immerse themselves in the Jewish history of the town.
A special feature is the sukkah with unique wall paintings from the late baroque period. To remember the 40 years that the Israelites spent wandering through the desert, during which time they lived in makeshift huts, the Jews celebrate Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, in the autumn. Traditionally, therefore, the sukkahs cannot have a solid roof, which is why the former owners came up with a special, removable construction for the sukkah in Schwabach.
Another highlight is the specially developed app. This allows you to discover the area around the museum, which is located in the heart of the former Jewish centre of Schwabach, on your own. The former synagogue, the rabbi's house and that of the teacher are located in the immediate vicinity of the museum, as are a number of residences of Jewish merchants and their families. In the app, you will receive exciting background information on Jewish history, the houses and, above all, their former owners.For opening times and admission prices please visit the original website.