Jewish History in Worms - ShUM

Whether for adult visitors or younger explorers of the unique ShUM-Sites: a new storytelling App offers an exciting journey through different time strata of Worms’ Jewish History!

The Jewish communities in the ShUM-Cities Speyer, Worms and Mainz formed a close-knit alliance in the Middle Ages, which continues to deeply influence Judaism through its architecture and erudition – till today. A journey through some of the unique monuments offers this App.

The Jewish ritual bath (Mikveh), the Synagogue and the old Jewish cemetery “Heiliger Sand” in Worms are among the outstanding tourist attractions of the city. Through this App you can discover these monuments in a completely new way. Follow three interesting stories and get to know ShUM, the Jewish history of Worms and learn about certain aspects of Judaism and Jewish rituals. Explore the oldest preserved Jewish cemetery in Europe and find out what this “eternal” place is all about. Discover the medieval Mikveh and let yourself be told what the meaning of “living water” is.
Immerse yourself in the history and presence of the ShUM-Sites in Worms!

• Three different stories, which present the monuments alive and with empathy
• You can listen or read
• With many images and photos from different decades
• Optional: Much more to discover at around 30 Points of Interest
• With additional information on opening hours, specific customs for the visit as well as tips for extra sightseeing or where to eat.

Supported languages: English and German
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Explore Worms' jewish history by app
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Additional Information

March 6, 2020
Current Version
Requires Android
4.4 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
SchUM-Städte e.V. & Hochschule Worms
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