Jewish Cemetery, Unesco Site, Hamburg, Germany

400 years of Jewish history and culture in Hamburg and Altona at the Jewish Cemetery in Altona.

The “Guter Ort” or “good place” on Königstrasse has international renown as one of the most significant Jewish burial grounds worldwide not just because of its size and age but also the religious cultural significance of many of its gravestones. In the cemetery, just under two hectares in area, are remarkable tombs of what was once the largest Jewish community in Germany, with unusually ornate tombs in the Sephardic section and numerous tombs of famous rabbis in the simpler Ashkenazi section of the cemetery. Both sections make the cemetery a strong candidate for inclusion as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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