RS juedisches museum meran museo ebraico merano
RS juedisches museum meran museo ebraico merano

Merano Jewish Museum

One of the European Holocaust memorials is located in the spa town of Merano, more precisely in the Via Friedrich Schiller road

An important Jewish community in Central Europe has been at home in Merano since the end of the 19th century. Today the history of this religious community is told and recorded for posterity in a special museum, together with a synagogue and a cemetery: the Merano Jewish Museum (Jüdisches Museum Meran). The key for the entrance gate of the Jewish Cemetery in the Via San Giuseppe road is available in the museum. It is the final resting place of numerous Jewish spa physicians and famous personalities such as the writers Joseph Wechsberg and Nahida Lazarus.

The museum is divided in three topics: One room tells about the history, one about the religion and the third one about the Holocaust. Documents and objects - among them a Torah scroll probably dating back to the 15th century and the traditional tefillin, small black leather boxes with leather straps containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses - illustrate the formation of the Jewish community, the years of its annihilation, the arduous reconstruction after the Shoah and the cultural life today. They also tell how it was connected, for example, with the growing Jewish tourism until the 1930s. Chaim Weizmann, later the first president of Israel, also stayed in Merano.

The exhibition rooms have been redesigned recently, in order to guarantee an appropriately presentation of the collection. Artistic director was the artist Ulrich Egger from Merano, the project was financed by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and the Town of Merano. And how to reach it? It is located 300 m southwest of the Thermal Baths in the old town of Merano and can be reached in 4 minutes on foot from the Thermal Baths car park or in 10 minutes from the centre.

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Opening times

  • Sat 22 Jun closed
  • Sun 23 Jun closed
  • Mon 24 Jun 09:00 - 12:00
  • Tue 25 Jun 09:00 - 12:00
  • Wed 26 Jun 09:00 - 12:00
  • Thu 27 Jun 09:00 - 12:00
  • Fri 28 Jun 09:00 - 12:00

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Spring 2024 (18/03/2024 - 31/05/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 12:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 12:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 12:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 12:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 12:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Purim - closure 2024 (23/03/2024 - 24/03/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Pessach - closure 2024 (22/04/2024 - 30/04/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Summer 2024 (03/06/2024 - 06/09/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 12:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 12:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 12:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 12:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 12:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Schawuot - closure 2024 (11/06/2024 - 13/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 29/11/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 12:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 12:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 12:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 12:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 12:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Rosch Haschana - closure 2024 (02/10/2024 - 04/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Jom Kippur - closure 2024 (11/10/2024 - 12/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Sukkot - closure 2024 (16/10/2024 - 23/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Schemini Azeret / Simchat Tora - closure 2023 (23/10/2024 - 25/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

free admission

More information

The key to the Jewish Cemetery is available at the Merano Jewish Museum.

The Merano Jewish Museum stays open all year round, closed at the weekend and on Jewish holidays. The opening hours of the synagogue correspond to those of the museum.

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