The current Nynäs manor house was built in the 17th century by the Gyllenstierna family and modernized inside and out in 1835. It was a private residence until 1984, when the County of Sörmland and Nationalmuseum acquired the house and all its contents. Today’s visitors enter a living milieu on which different generations have left their mark. The public rooms are decorated with magnificent stucco ceilings from the late 17th century. The house also contains rich collections of portraits and furniture. The cupboards are full of textiles and glass sets. The old kitchen, which escaped 20th-century modernization, displays all its pots, pans and trays. In the orangery next to the manor house, you will find a café and a garden shop.References:
The Erfurt Synagogue was built c. 1094. It is thought to be the oldest synagogue building still standing in Europe. Thanks to the extensive preservation of the original structure, it has a special place in the history of art and architecture and is among the most impressive and highly rated architectural monuments in Erfurt and Thuringia. The synagogue was constructed during the Middle Ages on the via regia, one of the major European trade routes, at the heart of the historical old quarter very close to the Merchants Bridge and the town hall. Many parts of the structure still remain today, including all four thick outer walls, the Romanesque gemel window, the Gothic rose window and the entrance to the synagogue room.
After extensive restoration, the building was reopened in 2009. On display in the exhibition rooms is an collection of medieval treasures discovered during archaeological excavations. This includes 3,140 silver coins, 14 silver ingots, approx. 6,000 works of goldsmithery from the 13th and 14th centuries and an intricately worked wedding ring of the period, of which only two others are known to exist anywhere in the world. A mikveh (Jewish bath) has been excavated close by (13th/14th century). The Old Synagogue, the Small Synagogue and two Jewish cemeteries together form a network of historical buildings and sites which vividly portray the role of Jewish life in the history of Erfurt.