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The Great Synagogue of Stockholm

Wahrendorffsgatan 3B, Stockholm, Sweden
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Very interesting, especially with guide

Magnificent building constructed in 1860's and well-maintained. There are English-speaking tours at... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Frances J
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Get there early doors, the queues go around the corner by the time the doors open. I got there... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Mollymaloney2
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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The Great Synagogue of Stockholm is simple yet beautiful. It provides good information on the history of the Jewish community in Sweden and Scandinavia, offering a sobering exhibit on World War II.
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Wahrendorffsgatan 3B, Stockholm, Sweden
Norrmalm
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Magnificent building constructed in 1860's and well-maintained. There are English-speaking tours at 11 am and noon several days a week, led by local synagogue leader. You get full history about the Swedish Jews from 1770's to present, including WWII era, so fee/donation of about $15...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Get there early doors, the queues go around the corner by the time the doors open. I got there at 9.30 and luckily was first through the doors. Wow, awesome, totally stunning but partly down to no tourists in front of me. Ten minutes later,...More

2  Thank Mollymaloney2
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful on the inside. There is security on the outside which may hinder your entering during services. Outside is very interesting. Photo of Western Wall covers the courtyard wall. There is a kosher restaurant on the grounds.It is well worth a visit.

1  Thank Howbar
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Was fortunate enough to be in Stockholm on Shabbat and attend Friday night services. The congregation was warm and inviting. It was a great experience. Would definitely do it again!

1  Thank Mona A
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We loved the tour of the Great Synagogue of Stockholm. The synagogue is beautiful, and our wonderful tour guide Eva was knowledgeable and gave us great insight into the history of the the Jewish community in Stockholm and also what it's like today. Thank you!

1  Thank Jenny161
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning! We took a tour and received a comprehensive and enlightening history of both the Synagogue and the Swedish Jewish community overall. Would highly recommend attending. It's about an hour long and well worth it!

2  Thank MMCeliacDad
Reviewed 29 July 2016

very close to the vasal museum and the old city. we saw it only from outside and we visited also the monument of the holocost victims that are related to the citizens of sweden.

Thank arina1836
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We visited the Temple when they had a regularly scheduled English tour. The tour guide was excellent. She not only showed us the beautiful building but gave us tremendous insight into the Jewish community in Stockholm.

Thank harv_8
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Beautiful historic structure. Extremely impressive. Architecture was stunning and historic spiritual environment. Visited on a Saturday - congregants were extremely warm and friendly.

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I concidentally walked by. It was Sunday and was closed but the building is very elegant. It is on a small street next to the park. It was built 1867-1870 according to designs made in 1862 by the architect Fredrik Wilhelm Scholander.

Thank Ozlem S
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Norrmalm
Norrmalm is Stockholm’s most central and busiest
neighborhood. It’s home to the main shopping street,
Drottninggatan, and to Stockholm icons like the
Sergels Torg glass obelisk, the famous Hay Market with
its Carl Milles sculptures, and the Hötorget
Skyscrapers, a sight on every other Stockholm
postcard. Norrmalm is also home to Sweden’s most
traditional department stores Nordiska Kompaniet and
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SMilesNJ
31 May 2017|
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Response from Mollymaloney2 | Reviewed this property |
I did not book a tour, I went early and bought my entrance tickets from the booking office by the front door.
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Janice P
29 August 2016|
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Response from arina1836 | Reviewed this property |
we came with a bus tour, the synagoge was closed but we heare about it from our tour guide and we visited also the holocaust memorial
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