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Goldene Ente

Width at front: c. 2.40 metres

The Goldene Ente was built at the end of the 16th century at the southern end of the Judengasse. It was the last dwelling in the Judengasse, and was actually located beyond the Judengasse gates in the garden of the city moat. Until 1711 the Jewish abattoir stood next to the goldene Ente. It is not known today where the entrance to these two houses stood. With a frontal width of c. 2.4 metres the Goldene Ente was a very narrow house, and actually more of an extension to its neighbour, the Eule.
The house seems to have belonged to the Jewish community, as the community paid the house tax. In the 17th and 18th centuries the occupants were relatively poor, including a nurse and his wife and a night watchman.
The house was destroyed in the fire of 1711 but soon rebuilt. In 1873 the city took it over for demolition.


© Jüd. Museum Frankfurt 1992-2002 /  Sources