The Old Synagogue

Historic Hechingen


Hechingen looks back on a long jewish history. The first documentary mention of a Jew in Hechingen is from 1435. In 1546, Jos Niclas II, Count of Hohenzollern, sold the "Juden Schuol hinden by der statmurh" (synagogue at the rear city wall) to the jewish community.

The Old Synagogue, which was reconstructed in 1767 and whose interior was destroyed during Kristallnacht in 1938, has been restored from scratch, and since 1986 has been used as a meeting point and place of remembrance. Events on jewish history, religion and culture regularly take place here. In the gallery you can visit the permanent exhibition titled "Jews in Hechingen".

You can find information on events in the Old Synagogue and elsewhere in the events calendar at