Frankfurt Sights

Alter Jüdischer Friedhof (Old Jewish Cemetery)

  • Battonnstr. 2 Map It
  • City Center
  • Cemetery

Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's Review

Containing hundreds of moss-covered gravestones, this cemetery was in use between the 13th and mid-19th centuries, and is one of the few reminders of prewar Jewish life in Frankfurt. It suffered minimal vandalization in the Nazi era, even though its adjoining grand Börneplatz Synagogue was destroyed on Kristallnacht, in 1938. That space is now part of Museum Judengasse; ask the admissions desk for the key to open the vandal-proof steel gates to the cemetery. Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founder of the banking family, who died in 1812, is buried here, along with some family members (the Rothschild mansion is now the main Jewish Museum). The wall around the cemetery is dotted with more than 1,000 small memorial plaques, each with the name of a Jewish Frankfurter and the concentration camp where they died. There is a newer Jewish cemetery at Eckenheimer Landstrasse 238 (about 2½ km [1½ miles] north).

Sight Information

Address:

Battonnstr. 2, Frankfurt, Hesse, 60311, Germany

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Phone:

069-2127–0790

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Sun.–Fri. 8:30–4:30

Published 04/23/2016

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