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The Old New Synagogue, also called the Altneuschul is Europe's oldest active synagogue and is also the oldest surviving medieval synagogue of twin-nave design. Completed in 1270 in gothic style, it was one of Prague's first gothic buildings.

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Golem of Prague

It is said that the body of Golem (created by Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel) lies in the attic where the genizah of Prague's community is kept. A legend is told of a Nazi agent during World War II broaching the genizah, but who perished instead. In the event, the Gestapo apparently did not enter the attic during the war, and the building was spared during the Nazis' destruction of synagogues.

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Old Town, Josefov, Prague

Suggested Duration: one hour trip

Getting there
Staroměstská (Prague Metro LINE A) 147 m
Malostranská (Prague Metro LINE A) 417 m
Public Toilets nearby: 60 m
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