Judengasse (“Jewish Lane”)

Judengasse
54290 Trier

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Judengasse (“Jewish Lane”)

You have to be careful not to miss the Judengasse. It leads somewhat hidden from the Main Market Square to the former Jewish quarter. In medieval Trier, the Judengasse was the centre of the Jewish quarter. As early as the 11th century, according to documentary sources, there were Jews living in the city of Trier.

Up until the 14th century the Jewish quarter consisted of about 60 houses. Then the Jews were driven out of Trier and not allowed back to the city until around 1600. However the community is very small today – as a result of the extermination of the Jews in the Third Reich – and is spread across the whole city.

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