25 Beautiful Synagogues Worldwide

Roonstrasse Synagogue

Year Built: Originally 1899, Rebuilt 1959

Location: Cologne, Germany

Architect: Unknown

The facade of this centrally planned synagogue is dominated by a large rose window, showcasing the influence that gothic architecture had on this late 19th century building. It was built with proportion in mind—going from three doors to a rose window to a square tower whose base is dotted with windows—making it visually sturdy and harmonious.

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