Great Synagogue of Copenhagen

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SITE OVERVIEW

The Great Synagogue of Copenhagen is considered to be one of the most beautiful Synagogues in Europe. It was designed by architect G.F. Hetsch in semi-oriental style and constructed from 1830-1833.

The Great Synagogue of Copenhagen was designed by architect G.F.Hetsch in semi-oriental style. The building was completed in 1833, replacing all the small Synagouges around in the old city. Abraham Alexander Wolff who became chief-Rabbi in 1825 took the initiative to start the construction, which needed royal approval.

Since 1833 the Great Synagogue of Copenhagen, has been the heart and mind for the Jewish Community in prosperous times in the 1800-1900 hundreds, in the the darkest times during WW2.

The building was compleately renovated in 2016-2017 and is considered to be one of the most beautiful Synagogues in Europe.

GENERAL
FAMOUS FIGURES
Queen Margrethe of Denmark Viktor Borge, Ronald S. Lauder. Israeli president Reuven Rivlin, Academy award winner Susanne Bier,