…and then some
At the end of the 19th century, the Jewish community in Augsburg had grown so much that in 1913 they engaged the architects Lömpel and Landauer to build a synagogue in Augsburg’s center. Dedicated in 1917, it is possibly the most significant art nouveau synagogue in Europe and boasts a domed central construction with front courtyard and two flanking congregation buildings. The installation of an organ was a reflection of the liberal disposition of the Augsburg congregation. In Kristallnacht during the Nazi-era, the Synagogue was burned but escaped total destruction. After years of restoration work the Synagogue was finally re-opened in 1985. At the same time, the Jewish Culture Museum opened featuring displays of cult- and ritual objects including priceless works by Augsburg gold and silversmiths.