Synagogue and Parish Hall



brief description: 

situated on Saarbrücken's Beethovenplatz, the synagogue was inaugurated in 1951, a few months after the Jewish community had re-established itself in the Saarland following WW II. The original synagogue, built following designs by local architect Friedrich Mertz and inaugurated in 1890, had fallen prey to destruction during Crystal Night or the Night of Broken Glass - Reichskristallnacht on November 9, 1938

relevant filming facts

opening times: 
open daily (religious services on Fridays at 7:00 pm and on Saturdays at 10:00 am)
synagogue and parish hall
rectangular, 2 levels with gallery and aisles
Background noise: 
a main road passes by the synagogue, however road traffic noise is barely audible due to very good sound insulation
the synagogue is situated in the heart of downtown Saarbr%uFFFDcken, next to a large parking lot, several main roads, and numerous shops
possible disturbing factors: 
minimal background noise coming from city traffic; metal detector and entrance control
Space restrictions: 
during times of religious services
Time restrictions : 
during religious services
the synagogue is situated in the heart of downtown Saarbrücken, with numerous restaurants in close vicinity that could serve as caterers. With its great variety of gastronomic offers, St. Johanner Markt (St. John's Square - also featured in the Location Guide) can be reached in just five minutes on foot
upon prior agreement, additional facilities for make-up, wardrobe, technical equipment, etc. can be made available on the administrative floor


coming from Saarbrücken on the A620 motorway, take the Wilhelm-Heinrich-Brücke and follow the Stengelstraße (direction City). After approx. 500m, turn left onto Großherzog-Friedrich-Straße and, after another 100 m, take an immediate right onto Dudweilerstraße. After approx. 150 m, turn left onto Kaiserstraße. You will reach a small intersection after approx. 100m, at which you will turn left onto Sulzbachstraße. After approx. 50 m, take another left onto Lortzingstraße. You will see the synagogue after approx. 90 m on your right hand side


sanitary facilities: 
parking lot: 
large parking lot, subject to charge, directly in front of the synagogue (Beethovenplatz)
electricity supply: 
water supply: 


Steffen Conrad