- The medieval world of Ashkenaz, exhibition photo
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Thomas Bruns
The Jewish World in the Middle Ages
Speyer, Worms and Mainz during the Middle Ages
This tour depicts the life of Jews in a town in the Middle Ages with general living conditions as background information.
The characteristics of this period are compared with everyday life today: How did Jews live back then? How did they earn a living? Which calendar did they use? There is evidence that Jews were living in the geographical area which is now Germany before the 9th century. The Rhine communities Speyer, Worms, and Mainz became prominent centers of Jewish life in the Middle Ages. Taking these three towns as an example, the diversity of the development of Jewish life and its significance for urban culture are examined.
Numerous exhibits illustrate the living conditions of Jews and the importance of religion in everyday life during this epoch.
Jewish Museum Berlin
Grades 5 to 13
Type of school
All types of schools
Number of participants
Max. of 15 participants
30 euros (including admission)
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