The Maribor Synagogue today serves as a centre for cultural activities
and it offers visitors various events
including exhibitions, concerts, literary evenings and round tables. The Synagogue is located in the square Židovski trg in the former Jewish quarter
, which is situated near the square Glavni trg
Its purpose through time
Maribor's synagogue was first mentioned in the year 1429, but for sure it was built earlier on. Occasionally it served as the seat of the supreme rabbinate for Štajerska, Koroško in Kranjsko, which concludes that there was a Jewish community here. In 1501 the synagogue was consecrated as Catholic Church and called All Saints. After 1785 it was turned into and used as warehouse.
Next to the synagogue once stood the rabbi's house, a Talmud school and presumably a graveyard, and down by the river Drava a ceremonial bathing place.
Opening times: Monday-Friday 8.00-16.00, Saturday, Sundays and Hollidays closed.Pricelist 2012:
1,00€/ per person
Židovska ulica 4
Tel. : ++386 2 252 78 36
Tel. 2 : ++386 31 680 294
Fax : ++386 2 252 78 37
Web site : www.pmuzej-mb.si
GPS Northing (N) : 46,5568
GPS Easting (E) : 15,6477