Historic Building in Rothenburg ob der Tauber
The Judentanzhaus, also known as the Jewish Dance House, in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a charming town in the Middle Franconian district of Ansbach in Bavaria, has been reconstructed after its destruction in 1945. Situated at Georgengasse 17, this half-timbered house holds the status of a protected monument.
Even before the devastating pogrom of 1298, Rothenburg ob der Tauber had a Jewish dance house within its old city walls. Historical records, such as a document from the later Emperor Charles IV in 1353, attest to its existence. Subsequent Jewish settlements in the Judengasse also had similar structures.
The present-day Judentanzhaus, constructed in the Renaissance style as a half-timbered building, was built in 1613 on the site of the former Jewish hostel. The noble von Winterbach family undertook this project, leaving a remarkable architectural legacy for future generations to admire.
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