Cologne takes pride in being home to the oldest Jewish community in Europe north of the Alps, which can be traced to 321 CE, and an important centre of the Zionist Movement. These facts, along with the memory of devastation through both medieval pogroms and the Shoah, are proudly remembered by the current revitalized Jewish Community and throughout the city’s many memorials and artwork.
Today’s community of 6,000 members has a well-developed infrastructure with orthodox and liberal services. A visit to Cologne is a perfect introduction to the "Jewish Rhinevalley" and will help you to understand much more of the history the small towns and villages you´ll will explore during your sail along the river, which is called in German "Vater Rhein" - "Father Rhine".
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